http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-...ea-chair-eastern-pennsylvania-section-manager "The decision by the Executive Committee results from a determination that Ames unilaterally and repeatedly communicated with officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on behalf of NTS, making commitments on behalf of ARRL without authority and in violation of the rules and regulations of the ARRL Field Organization. Those actions were contrary to the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding between FEMA and ARRL, which states clearly that ARRL Headquarters staff will be the single point of contact between FEMA and ARRL. There is no independent relationship between NTS and FEMA; the ARRL/FEMAMemorandum of Understanding is the operative document." I'm sure there's more politics and backstory than the ARRL release gives. What's the word?