In one sentence, why do you DISLIKE the ARRL?

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  1. KB7QPS

    KB7QPS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ran into another ham tonight, and I asked him if he was an ARRL member. His answer "no. they're doing everything possible to destroy ham radio." I didn't get a chance to ask him to elaborate.

    So, I thought I'd ask here. In one sentence, what do you NOT like about the ARRL? What are they doing wrong that you feel should be fixed?

    Clearly, there are a fair number of anti-ARRL folks around here, so this should be easy.

    My only request - keep it one or two sentences, not multiple paragraphs.
  2. N2RJ

    N2RJ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I don't dislike the ARRL. Does that count?

    I think the ARRL does a lot of good. I love the DXCC program and their promotion of radiosport.

    Oh, I don't like their promotion of WinLink...
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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I do not dislike the ARRL

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  4. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm not anti-ARRL, and I don't dislike the League as a group. There are a number of employees and leaders at the League that are very nice people, and I know this from talking to them.

    I can't support the League at the moment, because the leadership have made a small number of policy decisions that are deal-breakers for me, in the sense that I'm not going to pay to support those policies while they remain in place.

    If the League would make a very small number of simple policy changes, I would renew my membership with great haste. That said, I don't expect those changes to occur in the near future. They might, but likely not. And I'm not shy about talking about those policy issues -- and potential solutions -- in other threads that are specific to those policies.

    So there you have it -- I don't dislike the League, just some of the leadership's recent decisions.
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  5. WB6BUM

    WB6BUM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Typical of long-winded hams..It only took three posts for someone to ignore your "one or two sentences, not multiple paragraphs." request.
    "I have things to say...Listen to me!"
  6. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Typical of long-winded hams... it took only four posts for someone to completely ignore the subject of the OP altogether, just to make completely irrelevant complaints about other's comments.
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  7. N6QIC

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  8. K0IDT

    K0IDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't dislike the ARRL but some of their policies and actions, RM-11306, RM11708 and a proposed new entry license, leave a lot to be desired.
    Lack of transparency.....that's 2 sentences for those that didn't read the OP:)
  9. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fine, I'll confess that I should have pressed ENTER two fewer times, and used lots of commas instead of full-stops; and here, I'll use a semicolon so that I can confess my transgressions and measure the confession with one sentence, one paragraph, and a single emoticon. ;)
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  10. KK4YWN

    KK4YWN Ham Member QRZ Page

    i dont like the arrl because its boring. And embarrassing
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