Opinion: The ARRL By-laws Need Changin’

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Jan 11, 2018.

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  1. K4AC

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    The officer positions are open to any member, not just sitting members of the Board. One of the previous presidents had been on the Board, left it, and was elected president. It doesn't happen very often, but it can. Realistically, it is almost impossible for someone outside the Board and who has never been on it to win. No Director is going to vote for someone they don't personally know.
  2. KJ4VTH

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    Isn't there too much division already? ;)
  3. KB6NU

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    I ran for Vice Director of the Great Lakes Division 10-12 years ago. In preparation for running, I asked if I could travel to Newington (on my own dime) and sit in on a board meeting. Silly me! I was told in no uncertain terms that the rabble (i.e. ARRL members) were not allowed. I was astounded by this.

    Board meetings should be open to all members, and I like the idea of live-streaming meetings as well. We need a C-SPAN for the ARRL!
    KE8EC, NK2U, W0BTU and 2 others like this.
  4. K7JOE

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    Fred. Please add Term limits to your list /letter - these are desperately needed for all elected or appointed ARRL leadership positions. Further all inside and outside counsel needs to be re-bid just like other vendors at least once every 5 years.

    This direction that K1ZZ headed us in, by leading the ARRL for 30 years while aging in place has finally got to stop.

    The new crew in Newington seem far worse - unbelievably sly and deceptive. Watch out.

    Nor: What do you suspect their long term motivation is ?

    Prediction - What will happen next: a decade of lawsuits and legal expenses and infighting, the expenses will destroy what little the league does.
    WZ7U, NK2U, W0BTU and 3 others like this.
  5. W1LWT

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    OK after alot of reading on the subjects and what i never agreed on and many members complaints .Im done.when my subscription run out in june thats it .!!! I wont renew-slight chance someday if things changeing which is doudtful how they run the ways to the advantages and not careing about the members and there views....im going to put my money from now on in a magazine i love CQ is it .No more politics crap at my age in life im done with it.....with big companys like this that wants to weight on there side and forget who is there members...so SO LONG ARRL in 2018....
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  6. KB5SXC

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    There is one other concept that I would like to add:

    The ARRL should adopt a mindset that Amateur Radio Operators have: Aboriginal Title to the Frequency Spectrum. Any Frequency that is unassigned or not regularly used, automatically reverts to Amateur Use.

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  7. WN1MB

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    A timely and appropriate quote from one of our forefathers:

    “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty” - Thomas Jefferson
    WZ7U, KA2LIM, AD0MI and 3 others like this.
  8. K2WPM

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    Hudson Division.
  9. K8EA

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    Fred and all,
    Thanks for keeping this out there for the ham world to see. The ARRL has gone off the rails. I was once very proud to say I am a life member--got my life membership in 1977. Now I think the ARRL has become something akin to a corporate power and usurping instead of promoting the rights of its rank and file members. Let's keep this as visible as possible. Share with all your ham friends.

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  10. W6SDM

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    Very nicely stated and very well thought out. Many individuals and clubs have stepped forward in opposition to the ARRL proposals. Hopefully, the Board of Directors will come to their senses.


    Steve, W6SDM
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