It feels rather easy to avoid losing your analog repeaters by applying pressure on your local association - Just don't pay the subscription stating that they do nothing to cover your actual needs! This is my way to go here in Greece when RAAG asks for an overpriced subscription because they offer "D-star repeaters, bureau, and 6 paper magazines per year", the latter being full of ads about d-star and most of the articles are Radcom and QST translations. Nothing internet can't do. They didn't get my subscription because I don't pay people that see my as a walking wallet. It is easy to cast your vote. And if you lose access to bureau, so what? LOTW is supposed to be free and open to all licensed hams, you can always do direct, and QRZ is getting ready for big plans regarding a new QSLing era, and I am a great supporter of that. as for France, I believe something happened there, something to change plans of Icom and d-star advocates bottom up. There is a petition on, for ARCEP to withdraw the decision. But there isn't another petition, for ARCEP to MAINTAIN that decision. Do you know why? Because noone felt like having to convince the lawmakers they are doing their job right! Hopefully, they'll stick with the first ruling and let France free. Vive la liberté, Vive la France!!!