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ARRL CEO Howard Michel (WB2ITX)

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by M1MRB, Mar 31, 2019.

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  1. M1MRB

    M1MRB Ham Member QRZ Page

    ICQ Podcast Episode 290

    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is an interview with Howard Michel, WB2ITX, CEO of the ARRL, discusses his vision for the organisation.


    We would like to thank Andy Cowley and our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit -

    News stories include:-
    • FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement Proposal
    • New 47 GHz and 122 GHz Records Set
    • Modified Digital QST App Now Available for Apple iOS Users
    • Ham Radio Geostationary Satellite Transponders
    • AMSAT’s 50th Anniversary
    • Czech Amateur Radio Team to Activate Jersey
    • Greece Makes 60m Available to Amateur Radio
    ICQPodcast Event: Work ARRL CEO Howard Michel -

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  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page


    Everyone should try to say hello to Howard OTA:)!

    Chip W1YW
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  3. K4FMH

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    Put that CEO to work!
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  4. K0MD

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    The podcast also has a discussion of the proposed extended technician class privileges. Kinda funny to listen to non-US hams intimately discussing our licensing classes and offering such strong opinions.
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  5. W1YW

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    Job number one is to get the largest pool of licensees in the world--the US Technicians-- radio active. Making it easier for them to get on HF (i.e. phone, for example) serves all the mission points of Part 97.

    Ham radio should never be on the shelf, only, with the emergency candles ramen noodles, and beef jerky. Techs have earned their privileges, and modestly increasing them should be even more incentive to use them:)
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  6. W7UUU

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    Ham licenses could just be given out at Safeway like Gas Award Points and Monopoly Rewards... SOLVED!!

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  7. W1YW

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    Its not about 'giving out licenses'-- we have roughly 1/2 million Techs.

    Its about showing them what they can do with the 'magic box'. And watching them get self-motivated with the possibilities.

    KV6O, N0TZU, KZ4P and 4 others like this.
  8. NU4R

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    CHIP! THANK YOU for our first contact during this past weekend's contest! Have a great week & 73!

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  9. KD4LT

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    I can see you are bought into the ARRL and well give away the standards just for what the ARRL says! Maybe just make up you your own call letters and be good with it .
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  10. ND6M

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    Well, perhaps thats better than the old, worn out, "Wacker/save Amateur radio" mantras.

    That should last for about 5 years and then the next"crisis" will be invented.

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