[AMRadio] IARU - VP ARRL contact by WD5BZO

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Sun Nov 25 11:12:13 EST 2007

If it wasn't for the ARRL exposing the BPL interference issues and taking
the FCC and the BPL companies to task about the interference and
noncompliance to current FCC rules and regulations, a number of amateur
radio geographic areas definitely would be in worst shape today regarding

Pete, wa2cwa

On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 08:27:39 -0500 Warren Elly <w1gud at tampabay.rr.com>
> Hello Dave...
> been a member of arrl from before i got licensed...now 41 years...
> I can't stand up for an organization that through my life has done  
> nothing more than
> build hurtle after hurtle for the growth and future of the hobby.
>  From the  BPL disaster (can you just imagine how much of our money  
> was wasted on that?) to the missed opportunities to expose amateur  
> radio to the national media in the 2004 hurricanes, to the sad 
> litany  
> of licensing 'reform' over four decades, and the half-baked,  thinly 
> disguised attempt through IARU to once again
> put the vintage community (30 percent of their membership by some  
> surveys)under the
> boot, you'll never sell us that standing up for the league is in our 
> best interest.
> Too bad we can't just file a class action suit, but first we'd have 
> to  
> figure out what planet these people are on...in order to serve the  
> papers
> 73, Warren W1GUD

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