Progressive Changes at the ARRL

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by M1MRB, Feb 28, 2021.

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  1. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page


    You would be much better understood if you clarified by what you mean as "equality" with the Part 97 test question pool.

    Your definition of "equality" elsewhere on the Zed (on your bio page) can only be interpreted such that you expect the Part 97 question pool in the future to reflect tenets of socio-communism. If that is not what you mean, it really is up to you to say what you mean--explicitly.

    Chip W1YW
  2. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    He'll let you know when Q clues him in.
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  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think your comment is unfair and unreasonable.

    Guy obviously has concerns about political directions for the US. That is his right to express. The problem is invoking inference rather than specifying direct meaning.

    The Part 97 question pool has to do with radio and operating practices. It will remain that way.

    Chip W1YW
  4. W5UAA

    W5UAA Ham Member QRZ Page

    You keep asking me what that word means to me. It doesn't matter what my definition of that word is. It doesn't matter what your definition of that word is. What matters is what people coming of age learn what the definition of that word is.

    Warning: we are now drifting into a subject area that is discouraged in these forums. Read Marx, Rousseau and Engels. Then compare what they said back then to what you see in the news today. These philosophers are not taught in schools any more. And for a very good reason by the self-anointed. The founding of this nation was based on a different belief on where rights come from and what equality means because of semantic drift today.

    That's it. I may have said too much. I expect to be cancelled now. Truth is a dangerous thing to more and more people these days.

    I'll suggest one more time, let's drop it and see what happens to the question pools. We'll have plenty of pointless bickering opportunity then.

    SK... please...
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  5. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's fine. I just want you to understand what the Part 97 question pools 'test' on. Social and political ideology is not it.

    Wishing you the best.

    Chip W1YW
  6. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    What specifically do you think will happen to the question pools? I am not understanding your fixation with the questions, they are maintained by the QPC, which is a subset of the NCVEC. This is directed by FCC rules. I wouldn't expect to see any drastic change in the questions from one era to the next, the pools can only be changed every 4 years.
  7. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

  8. KD7LX

    KD7LX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    How's the view up there on the cross?
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  9. KS4TD

    KS4TD XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I was first licensed as a "no-code" Tech in November 1997. Almost immediately after receiving my initial callsign, I was called to my face, by some crusty old man who was around when Jesus invented b0th dirt and radio, an "appliance operator". Fast forward a few decades and here I am, an Extra class appliance operator who still enjoys amateur radio ... and I still don't know CW yet ... and I haven't killed the hobby, much to some people's chagrin. I still love to ragchew and work digital modes like Olivia and Feld Hell. My tastes in amateur radio have changed a bit over the years because of new technology — or, sometimes, old technology — I discover along the way. Now that I'm medically retired I'm starting to teach myself CW because when I started in amateur radio, I had no interest in CW. Over the years, my tastes have changed and I'd love to use CW even if I can't send or receive quickly.

    If I may, a bit (or a dit, maybe a dash) of advice: ignore what everyone else says about amateur radio and do what you like and are interested in. I've been a member of the ARRL off and on for years and the ARRL has helped me a lot in many ways, technical or non-technical. Go out and experience amateur radio for yourself. Some so-called ham that's been in the hobby for 50 years talking crap about you? Turn your VFO knob or walk away. Don't let malcontents in the hobby spoil it for you.

    You will see many complain about the ARRL on QRZ but, when pressed, refuse to do anything to make the ARRL better or, by golly, start their own organization with their own beliefs and standards they want to see for amateur radio.

    I wish you the best with your new hobby. Amateur radio has been a good friend and a hobby for me over the years and I am sure it will be the same for you.

    Sean KS4TD
    "It's not the class of the license but the class of the operator that counts."
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  10. KX2L

    KX2L Ham Member QRZ Page

    The word progressive to me usually has bad vibes. Been a ham over 40 years. So many things the ARRL has twisted and supported that I don't. Been an ARRL member off and on. I think I will let my ARRL membship expire again.
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