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Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL and contesting/ other leadership

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL and contesting/ other leadership
From: Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:43:40 -0500
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Charly, have you tried talking to ARRL, in the person of Directors who shareyour interests? To be sure, there are some Directors who don't bother even to answer e-mail from the peons, but for every one of those there are several active contesters and DXers. You have many good ideas. Some I don't share, but ...

A small historical correction - ARRL did make a concerted effort, years ago, to help hams in developing countries - remember Project Goodwill? I also think the ARRL still works with the State Department to include an amateur radio day in the training programs for telecommunications people from LDCs.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 11/5/2012 1:11 AM, Charles Harpole wrote:
I know that ARRL bashing is an indoor sport when hams get together, and
maybe we ask too much, but at risk of being banned from yet another
reflector for saying what the "inner circle" of hamdom does not want
said... here goes...

A qrz.com function.... not from ARRL.
A club log like function.... not from ARRL.
Move to make contesting more fair (like CQ)... not from ARRL.
Confront in QST contest "cheating" to get dialog going on needed topic....
not from ARRL.
DXpedition clearinghouse to track and coordinate trips... not from ARRL.
A DXpeditioning Foundation.... not from ARRL.
Do not certify for DXCC genuinely dangerous DXpeditions (like NASCAR)...
not from ARRL.
Solve dual condx of KL7 and KH6..... not from ARRL (separation by distance
does not confir statehood nor reverse confir entity).
Attract tweens on basis of needs for joining and for individuality and for
secret codes.... not from ARRL.
Introduce "shadowing" as technique for emergency communication
assistance.... not from ARRL.
Help ham radio in developing nations via training, think
internationally...... not from ARRL.
Have collection point for donated radios held to be donated to approved
applicants world wide...... not from ARRL.

My short list.  73,

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