Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WR3V, Jan 24, 2019.
So you have no CQ and want no QST, don't want to subscribe to QRZ, then what?
Have Ajit F'n Pai sell off the bands, and throw our radios into the dumpster.
Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong.
Is this recent 'talk' about the ARRL as the publisher of QST, since the original thread is about CQ magazine, or as an amateur radio association?
There is a big difference between the two. Magazines in general have no future. What's the point of paying to read 2 month old 'news'? They are mostly available on the net in near real-time. Even the technical articles end up on a web page eventually.
An association to represent hams is important, and worth 'fighting' for. If there are problems, try to fix it. I don't see the hobby better off without 'formal' representation.
Despite their inability to deliver their magazines on time, people still insist on subscribing to CQ? I had a subscription the first year I was licensed, but when the delivery issues started I dropped the subscription and have never gone back. I don't miss it...
Yes, we sure do have trouble staying on point.
You're right that we will be better off with formal representation. Unfortunately, I don't believe the ARRL is able to fulfill that function. It has failed miserably in that role so far, has not been able to fix it's internal problems, is bloated with people that don't get it, and provides minimal, if any, benefits to it's dues paying members. I wish I could offer a solution, but I don't have one.
I miss World Radio.
If I send for the CD collection of back issues, will it arrive?
Do you really want to take that chance?
I would venture if they have CDs in stock they would be sent immediately as it’s easy money for them.
That alternative voice already exists. It's called "open-source ham radio" and it's available via an Internet--and, as always, via sneakernet--near you.