You made a claim - but you haven't backed it up. And there are inconsistencies in your claim (you remember it happening years before the organization was founded). Memories are tricky things. Researchers have found that people sometimes remember things which simply didn't happen, and forget things which did happen. There was at least one Titanic survivor who testified to seeing the iceberg in the moonlight - but a quick check of an almanac proves there was no moon that night. People convicted of serious crimes by sworn eyewitnesses have been freed because evidence such as DNA and security videos proved they were many miles away when the crime happened. In post #67 it is mentioned that an organization - but not the organization you named - managed to somehow slip through an ad or two in the 1980s - and that ARRL went to court to defend their right to stop the ads, and lost. If they did manage to do so, that was ~30 to 35 years ago. Yet you blame the ARRL of today, even though the staff today is totally different people! Why? What would you have the ARRL do? Violate the law?