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ARRL Loses Potential Members and Considerable Revenue

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by NA4DX, Apr 25, 2019.

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  1. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Membership HAS its advantages. However, QST is a mere ghost (or joke, or both:(, YMMV) of what it was in years gone by. I Could GLADLY decline QST if they would reduce membership accordingly.
    99.44% of the time, QST is nothing more than charcoal starter in my BBQ chimney.
    AC8UN likes this.
  2. N6PAT

    N6PAT Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Then don't join. Problem solved.
    KA0HCP likes this.
  3. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can request no paper delivery of the magazine. Digital only same price as Paper + Digital though.
  4. N8OHU

    N8OHU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Given that he doesn't seem impressed with the content of late, he'd rather not have to pay for something that's useless to him no matter what form it takes.
  5. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    The League’s annual financial report indicates over $6 million is derived from advertising and sales of publications. Offering a reduction in dues for “no QST” members would reduce that hearty revenue stream by decreasing advertising and market reach. No one in ARRL would likely even think about interrupting that gravy train. Add the thought of loss of dues revenue by offering a cheaper option and it’s the proverbial dead on arrival concept.
    KJ4VTH likes this.
  6. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I've been a member 50 years and wouldn't think about quitting.

    Not perfect, but it's all we have.

    As a Diamond Club member, I get a cool calendar every year.:)
    KS2G, W2AI, N0TZU and 1 other person like this.
  7. WR1O

    WR1O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Vote with your wallet
  8. K8SQB

    K8SQB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I like QST and wonder where my August issue is. I do feel strongly about supporting the ARRL as, in these greedy days we need an organization to look after our interests as there are companies and other bodies who would like to pare off bits of our bands.

    Without them we are but a herd of cats.

    Has anyone received their print copy of Aug QST, when?
    WU8Y likes this.
  9. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    4 out of 5 Amateurs have made that decision already.
    K1OIK likes this.
  10. W3WN

    W3WN Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    ‘Gravy train’?

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