[AMRadio] IARU - VP ARRL contact by WD5BZO

David Knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Sun Nov 25 13:53:19 EST 2007

Thanks, Pete for this.

It refreshing when someone like you does his homework.

Dave, W3ST - W3CRA
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Markavage" <manualman at juno.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] IARU - VP ARRL contact by WD5BZO

> 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
> BPL.
> Pete, wa2cwa
> On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 08:27:39 -0500 Warren Elly <w1gud at tampabay.rr.com>
> writes:
>> 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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