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W5LZ

Crotchety Old Bastard
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It means that if the 'technical expert' happens to have experience with your problem, and if he isn't too busy, he will give his opinion about how to correct it. The more specific you can be as to the problem, then the more specific he/they can be as to the 'cure'. Don't expect immediate and absolutely 'sure thing' answers.
- 'Doc
 

Se7en

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Jun 27, 2010
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It means that if the 'technical expert' happens to have experience with your problem, and if he isn't too busy, he will give his opinion about how to correct it. The more specific you can be as to the problem, then the more specific he/they can be as to the 'cure'. Don't expect immediate and absolutely 'sure thing' answers.
- 'Doc

ok i wonder if anyone really uses that...there is forums for that kinda like this one<More audio>
 

kc5fm

Emergency Manager
ARRL Benefits

Are you a ARRL Member?

Yes

What do "you" benefit from it?

In addition to the Washington, DC office dealing directly with the Federal Communications Commission on issues dealing with our hobby, I have enrolled in the equipment insurance. Since my Android device allows me to use Echolink, APRS, and other amateur radio communications items, it qualifies as an amateur radio piece of equipment. THAT saves me $50 per year off the insurance I used to carry on the device.

What membership plan are you paying for and why?

Basic ... that's all I can afford currently
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Hope that helps.

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K8PG

The Outer Limits
Jul 7, 2006
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I have been a member for 42 yrs Life-I have e-mailed them a few times and
they reply within a day or so-Is thier any other that represent us Amateur Radio Ops
Better ? I think NOT.
 

Se7en

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Jun 27, 2010
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I have been a member for 42 yrs Life-I have e-mailed them a few times and
they reply within a day or so-Is thier any other that represent us Amateur Radio Ops
Better ? I think NOT.

Wow 42 years !? OK I am going to get my membership. Do u get any free arrl stickers being a member ?

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John Breen

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Sep 20, 2009
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This has been interesting.

1. The amateur radio hobby/community-service really does need representation at the FCC level.

With exception, I am not sure that the ARRL fulfills that role. Getting the PRB-1 "antenna ordinance preemption law" through was a good thing but "good things" accomplished over 20 years can be counted on one hand. I think the "elitist" comments here are valid - if the elite had their way we would still have a CW requirement and they would likely want to add a semaphore flag requirement (they learned it in the Boyscouts slightly after the Crimean War). We need some young blood to protect our Ham spectrum and support an orderly infusion of new technology (honest guys, glowing tubes are really not needed anymore).

2. QST can occasionally be an interesting read.

Yep, so why was it pulled from the news stands? Because membership dues are paying the management's (and "support personnel") salaries so if you want the magazine you have to pay the salaries and benefits of the eletists and their minions.

3. Some retailers offer discounts to ARRL members.

Yep, really good discounts too - so when we wanted to buy a few Honda EU2000i1A1 generators from Mayberry for power back-up support of our Community Emergency Communications Team, we had to buy a membership for one of our members. Well, I guess we will pass around the QST for the next year and the generator discount therefore pays for the "membership" (what is wrong with this picture?).

The ARRL has become a good publishing company that has an interesting if somewhat "detached" history.
 

Se7en

Well-Known Member
Jun 27, 2010
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This has been interesting.

1. The amateur radio hobby/community-service really does need representation at the FCC level.

With exception, I am not sure that the ARRL fulfills that role. Getting the PRB-1 "antenna ordinance preemption law" through was a good thing but "good things" accomplished over 20 years can be counted on one hand. I think the "elitist" comments here are valid - if the elite had their way we would still have a CW requirement and they would likely want to add a semaphore flag requirement (they learned it in the Boyscouts slightly after the Crimean War). We need some young blood to protect our Ham spectrum and support an orderly infusion of new technology (honest guys, glowing tubes are really not needed anymore).

2. QST can occasionally be an interesting read.

Yep, so why was it pulled from the news stands? Because membership dues are paying the management's (and "support personnel") salaries so if you want the magazine you have to pay the salaries and benefits of the eletists and their minions.

3. Some retailers offer discounts to ARRL members.

Yep, really good discounts too - so when we wanted to buy a few Honda EU2000i1A1 generators from Mayberry for power back-up support of our Community Emergency Communications Team, we had to buy a membership for one of our members. Well, I guess we will pass around the QST for the next year and the generator discount therefore pays for the "membership" (what is wrong with this picture?).

The ARRL has become a good publishing company that has an interesting if somewhat "detached" history.

Not sure what to feel or think after reading your post.:what:

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