In a message dated 97-07-06 07:57:22 EDT, you write:
> My guess is there is no incentive for the ARRL to clear up the confusion.
> Better to leave the situation as murky as possible so the manufacturers
> can all attempt to out-hype each other with expensive ads...
Probably some truth in that. OTOH, consumers will buy anything so the
marginal manufacturers would still have a market.
The truth is that the ARRL doesn't give a fig about their advertisers.
I've been directly involved in the amateur market since the 80's and have
found this to be mostly true.
73, Steve K7LXC
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