Found at http://www.epa-arrl.org/w3jy-fired-by-arrl-board-of-directors/ "Dear EPA-ARRL, "Over a long running argument with the ARRL board of directors and their animus towards NTS (TM) I have been relieved of all my ARRL appointments and positions effective yesterday, including Section Manager. "Please note there is no question of my performance as Section Manager whatsoever. "This is a political fight over NTS. I became its public face. I lost. "So be it. "EPA and the NTS both have many reasons to be proud. Your selflessness is unmatched and I am proud to have served you loyally and to the best of my ability as a Life Member of the ARRL and nearly as long as a member of the Brass Pounders League. "The charges used against me are absurd and I have ample documentation, written correspondence, that demonstrates a completely different situation which the board of directors disregarded. Perhaps my fate was predetermined when I accepted the position of NTS eastern area chairman with the express mandate to improve our public visibility, marketing NTS to members and trying to undo a decade of slow-death by starvation. "It did not help my case when I answered a phone call from FEMA about one year ago, looking for help with continental ham radio communications! "However, it was clear where this was going and the powers that be are very determined to run the ARRL as they decide. It is not a surprise, only a sad realization that you can’t fight city hall." "Best wishes and good luck to you all — "VY 73 DE W3JY "OVER AND OUT"