ARRL CEO David Minster NA2AA

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K5ATA, Dec 16, 2020.

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  1. K3XR

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    It's one thing for an organization to want to attrack new hams as members. It's another thing when those new operators are not "joiners".
    "Ironic-- Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended."
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  2. W1YW

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    Please see the following from a prior post , #20 as quoted:

    "Younger generations are not joiners, that much is true. But the 'National Association of Amateur Radio ' has to have some basis for that name....based on numbers."

    It's not that hard to attract--many not all--young(er) members to the ARRL--do it through the local clubs. They are the best line of 'draw' and the best to keep interested in ham radio. MO.

    The ARRL needs (more of a ) dog and pony show for the local clubs--projects, support videos, DIY videos, visits from ARRL field people. They have some of that already. Stepping it up shows the ARRL support and value.

    Chip W1YW
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2020
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  3. K0UO

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    The 1st thing the ARRL needs to do, is to get the current hams support. Then they can try to get new ones.
    But they have a Long way to go at this point.
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  4. WA2LXB

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    I still get a lot of ideas and tech references from QST. Being a member allows me to access the back issues which many say had more technical articles. As EC for my county I need to be an ARRL member, but the ARRL's lack of relevance as an emergency response organization through ARES is well known. Our county has a RACES organization and ARES isn't even a thing. The Red Cross just severed its relationship with ARES organizations in our region of the state, and may have done the same nationally. The ARRL failed miserably with ARES and reversing that failure is a waste of time. I support ARRL's book and study guide publishing, the code practice sessions, equipment reviews and sponsored contests as well as the awards program. I do not support their questionable loyalties to our bandwidth and frequencies before the FCC.
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