ARRL gives eastern PA Section Manager the boot

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KC4YLV, Jun 21, 2016.

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  1. KV6O

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    Yes, yes, I concur. Well put old man, eloquent, clear, and to the point.

    Steve
    KV6O
     
  2. KD8TUT

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    Since I've sat on the board of a non-profit for 6 years- at face value this is a good thing.

    More often than not, because NPCs thrive on donated talent and good will, dumping someone from the organization creates a lot of problems in the area of public relations. In other words the person who got dumped, creates a lot of negative press in the community the organization serves. This is never trivial- but sometimes a necessary PR expense.

    Many times, when there is a "problem person", organizations will will keep correcting them for too long. Creating a situation where it's an even bigger mess than it would be if the person was let go on the second or third infraction.

    So assuming the ARRL's report is factual- this is a good thing. What happened seems like a breach, or perhaps assumption, of fiduciary the person did not have. That is a very serious offense.

    Given the egotistical nature of our community- it's easy for me to imagine someone overstepping their actual authority.
     
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  3. AA8TA

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    He was the Chairman of the ARRL National Traffic System. I've received some odd messages from the NTS; seems like they're desperate for traffic or a role in the grand scheme of things. We're even supposed to send messages to our SM through the NTS during Field Day. I kind of get their purpose but some of this "traffic" makes me wonder.
     
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  4. K5FH

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    Next...Ames writes a tell-all instabook and CQ publishes it.
     
  5. K5FH

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    True dat...
     
  6. WA7PRC

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    NTS has been sending traffic from ham-to-ham for MANY years. With the advent of nationwide (and worldwide) flat-rate telephone service (both wired and wireless), the need for day-to-day NTS is progressively less. With the increase/hardening in 1st-responder telecommunications in recent years, the need for hams during emergencies is also progressively less. Ham radio has become less of a service and more of a quaint hobby.
     
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  7. KY5U

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    Their problem was themselves too. 10 years ago I suggested they have an email address and a web site where people could give them traffic. The thought is if I am in an area effected by a disaster, a family member could enter a message for me via email or websiteto be sent by NTS . Then NTS could route the message as they do regular traffic and hopefully I might get it. But noooooo, that wasn't their "tradition" so I got a polite response saying not no but hell no. I made the same suggestion 3 years later and again a condescending reply.

    So, NTS can rot as far as I am concerned. They dug their own grave. :confused:

    P.S. On the ARRL PSK bulletin tonight they had this big "special thanks" and recognition for NTS. Now I understand why. They sacked it's leader but want to say atta-boy to the troops so they won't get demoralized. ARRL politics.
     
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  8. AC0TX

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    Quote from WA7PRC
    NTS has been sending traffic from ham-to-ham for MANY years. With the advent of nationwide (and worldwide) flat-rate telephone service (both wired and wireless), the need for day-to-day NTS is progressively less. With the increase/hardening in 1st-responder telecommunications in recent years, the need for hams during emergencies is also progressively less. Ham radio has become less of a service and more of a quaint hobby.

    Here in Texas, in three counties that I know of, the communication/emergency centers are 'bunkers' with all the trimmings
     
  9. KC9UDX

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    They disabled the ALC in the eastern PA section? Oh the splatter this will cause!

    Hopefully they just turn off the HV supply to the western PA section.
     
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  10. K1OIK

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    Oxymoron: important Radiogram
     
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