How does the ARRL CEO Ham?

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  1. KA2BLG

    KA2BLG Ham Member QRZ Page

    It appears you don’t want to get the negativism. So, let me help you. The quote, “members who play an important role in our community or who were large donors” sends the message loud and clear... the CEO and the organization are “FOR SALE”.

    I did not make that up and publish that... who did??? Uhm... NA2AA?? The rank & file members are just an annoyance. If you’ve got deep pockets and want to play, well, step right up!

    This is pay to play at its finest.
  2. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow. Just wow.

    Scenario posed and honest question:

    Some loon is driving up and down your street driving erratically.

    Would there be anything wrong with calling the police and reporting it?
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2021
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  3. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Behave yourself and the Snitch Program won't bother you.
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  4. W3PX

    W3PX Ham Member QRZ Page

    If everyone had an attitude like that, Amateur Radio would become just like CB.
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  5. W4HWD

    W4HWD Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I didn't know one could "ham".

    Sounds like a nefarious activity that takes place after dark at a stockyard.

    Either way, don't care - about ARRL drama or the misuse of "ham" in the context of amateur radio.

  6. K2JVI

    K2JVI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Actually his name was Hiram Percy Maxim..
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  7. N1IPU

    N1IPU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well there is a safety difference with vehicles over politically motivated attacks for not announcing callsigns in the prescribed time like was done recently.
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  8. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    The question was posed to KF0HDQ - not the masses.
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  9. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I was referring to Hiram A. Maxim. The one who invented HAM.
  10. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not at all.

    As a licensed SERVICE, we, as Part 97 licensees, are obligated to attain and maintain our mission which, simple put, alludes to being a skilled operator; contributing to the radio art; maintaining a trained pool (especially for emergencies) and enhancing international understanding through our communications. Not everyone does that. Those who do:" play an important part in our community...". Why? Because they ATTAIN AND MAINTAIN the mission that keeps us in existence as a government licensed SERVICE.

    And now the second part of that quote and what it means...

    The ARRL IS the "National Association for AMATEUR RADIO". That means it has an OBLIGATION both to its members, and the SERVICE AS A WHOLE, to advocate, educate and enable us as Part 97 licensees. DONORS donate BECAUSE this is what the ARRL/NAAR --DOES-- for you, me, for us. They DONATE because they support, enhance and ensure, the organization's ability to undertake the aforementioned mission.

    No one is BOUGHT.

    Everyone is SUPPORTED--both by actions, and enablement via financial gifts.

    Now: go ahead and explain to me, and everyone else here, what is either: immoral; illegal; or unethical about same.

    You have an audience. We are all ears OM.

    Chip W1YW
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