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Barry Shelley, N1VXY, to Become ARRL Interim CEO

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by PY2RAF, Jan 19, 2020.

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  1. NN4RH

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    He's familiar enough with the ARRL operations to keep things running while they look for a permanent CEO. Someone has to do it. Who else would you suggest for interim ?

    What we ought to be focused on, instead of the interim, is getting a permanent CEO who will actually last more than a few years. Seems to me that the job is a juggling act, with a lot of issues to deal with, in a period of transition, but at fairly low pay for a corporation of that size. And it cannot just settle for maintaining the status quo when there's so much at stake for ensuring a future. Someone who can see through the various initiatives that have already been started. Yes there is a need for business management, but the CEO also has to be a leader and therefore be someone who can be respected by the membership and the ARRL staff alike.

    That could all point to promoting someone from within, or at least someone well known to the ARRL heirarchy and the Board, and someone who has a committment to the hobby (service). And someone young enough to give the ARRL some stability for awhile.
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  2. W1YW

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    Good choice!

    The real question is whether Fred wants to move to a new QTH (Newington area) where the distinct cultural advantage is a nearby HOOTERS....

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  3. KA0HCP

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    It shouldn't be too hard to find someone with a 3 year life expectancy. ;)
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  4. KA0HCP

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    Neither is HF Voice, or CW, or QSL cards. But then this is a hobby, not a research group. No, the focus of the ARRL should NOT be advancing communications.
  5. NN4RH

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    Not the focus, but that should be part of the mix.
  6. W1YW

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    The focus( one of several focii ---of Part 97--- ) IS "advancing the radio art".

    The ARRL actively participates in that, especially, but not exclusively, through its yearly conference with TAPR.

    Man, sometimes we globally forget who we are and our 'raison d'etre'.... ;-)
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  7. N6PAT

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    Reality check: Ham radio is an annoying gnat as far as the FCC is concerned. They have much bigger fish to fry than to worry about what some yahoos on 7.200 are saying or someone reminiscing about the good old days on a SSB net.
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  8. KA0HCP

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    Nothing forgotten. "One among many". Advancing the art should NOT be THE FOCUS of the ARRL. I believe the ARRL is already supportive of new modes and technology.
  9. W1YW

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    Focus Conan--focus!

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  10. W0IS

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    We promote international goodwill.
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