[AMRadio] introduction -- correction


Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Thu Jul 17 21:05:35 EDT 2008


I deleted the repetitive posts as one instructed me I should do some time
ago.
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I always enjoy your prose as it relates to the ARRL.

As far as pre-meeting disclosure (i.e. we're going to meet with the FCC;
subject BPL) or advance notice that it's going to take place, I
personally see no point that all members need to be aware of these types
of meetings. Any formal changes in our rules and regulations as a result
of these discussions, are generally put forth by official proposals that
are subject to a review and comment phase before they might become law.

However, if you review the latest ARRL "Minutes of the Executive
Committee", you will notice a number of on going activities between the
ARRL and the FCC, and several other organizations, on a number of
different topics which are all related to amateur radio. I applaud the
ARRL for continually pressing the FCC and other organizations for
resolutions to problems that effect the amateur radio frequencies and
amateur radio communities.

The Minutes, in case you don't know where they are:
http://www.remote.arrl.org/announce/ec_minutes_485.html

Pete, wa2cwa


On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:49:06 -0700 (PDT) VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com> writes:
> Pete thank you; I'm glad you enjoyed the bulk of the report. 
> Especially compare with the League's version that says the 
> regulatory suggestions regarding BPL came from the ARRL, when in 
> actuality the suggestions are based on improvements the BPL industry 
> itself has initiated. I hope you give credit where credit is due, as 
> part of your vigilance.
> 
> Finally, regarding the League's disclosure of this meeting with the 
> FCC, I see no advance notice that it was taking place, nor that the 
> ARRL managers involved had consulted with any subscribers regarding 
> the direction the group now would take in its possible retreat from 
> its earlier demanded actions. I welcome your drawing my attention to 
> any published account of this advance planning. 
> 
> Save my time and do not simply repeat previous claims that these 
> people don't have to ask anyone what they should do. Clearly, that 
> behavior has failed to serve the company, its constituents, and the 
> greater community of active, concerned U.S. licensees.
> 
> Paul


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