Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N7WR, Jan 11, 2021.
This was before joining. I'm a member now, do you think my experience would be different?
Me too. Oh well.
I'd like to see exactly what the ARRL has proposed, and its reasoning, before passing judgement.
I can see where there may be cases that would benefit from specific expertise, like the desire to call in international legal experts on particular DXCC matters, or impacted competitors in the contesting realm (for instance, if there was a proposal regarding contesters under the age of 18, I'd want direct input from contesters under the age of 18. That says nothing bad of the existing committees, just that they aren't all under 18.)
If the proposal is to completely eliminate the committees as they exist today - why? I'm assuming they are volunteers; they certainly are credentialed. It makes no sense to disband a non-binding volunteer effort, when if the desire is for more diverse input, that can be accomplished in conjunction with (or parallel to) the existing organization. But there may be reasons I don't know of.
I will always applaud the League for looking for improvements, even if it means shaking up the established norms. But I don't know yet if I agree with this proposal.
I don't know, but it would be worth mentioning should you get an actual reply.
They remind me of a miniature version of congress.
At least congress sends some people money
They always have. The Committees merely advise(d); the Board sets policy, as always.
To the contrary, at least a Director of Emergency Management looks like playing a role in organized amateur radio that those outside of amateur radio would identify as possible mattering at all to society at large. Vice President in charge of taking a Section for Sweepstakes or scrabbling to stay in the DXCC Top Ten, not so much.
Me for Okino Tori-Shima, the country that literally just about had to be built (to stay above high tide) like a Heathkit.