[AMRadio] "My ARRL, Right or Wrong...!!!"

EP Swynar gswynar at durham.net
Fri Apr 25 06:50:08 EDT 2008

On 24th April, Kim wrote:

"...P.S.: You want some real fun? Organize an AM-only contest!"



It's odd that you should mention this point...

Back in the early 90's, when I was still a stalwart ARRL member, I
petitioned the League --- by way of letters mailed to both the Contest
Advisory chairman, as well as to my regional representative on the
committee --- to give consideration to incorporating AM phone in the annual
"Straight Key Night" activity, as an adjunct to those Hams who either  (A)
were never fond of CW in the first place, or, (B) were physically unable to
send code manually anymore due to age, physical disability, etc.

I never received a response from ANYONE in the matter...however, some months
later, there was a summary printed in QST of one of the regular general ARRL
meetings which are held on a regular basis: the CAC had its input therein,
alright...the notion of incorporating AM was laughingly referred in passing
in it.

Now, what was that you were saying again about bringing change from
within...? Pretty tough nut to crack when the forces within don't
listen...and no, it was NOT any "...real fun", either...

~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ

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