Re: Proposed Changes to DXCC for Remote Stations - Charge to DXAC
Strong efforts into things that have not worked. Has the board reached out to those wishing to stream, younger hams and asked what they would like to see. Why is the ARRL not leading the pack when it comes to youth ham radio. Why is another entity leading the pack and offering young hams the availability to stations that they would not have access too. Why is W1AW locked down even to member? Why does the ARRL not build and allow the members access to a remote station or even create a youth organized station for their use.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Strong efforts into the wrong places will not work. There is quite a long history of declining membership lately.
I have heard good things about the new magazine alternative to QST but I have not seen it. I suppose I could go online to read it. Why not send them both out to hams in the hopes that some of them will be given to people that will pick up the hobby? Why did they not send out a copy to everyone to show off the works? Does the ARRL send this new magazine to clubs? or their VE's to hand out?
My son has been licensed for nearly 15 years already. He is 25. He has little interest in the hobby as it stands. He also has zero time as he is running his own business and has a personal life that happens at that age. There has been very little change in the ARRL since he has been licensed. When he hears about the push back to streaming and live streams he gets turned off. This is their life! He understands he may never own a piece of land that might allow him a station like I have. He understands that remote radio is the future, yet when he hears about the push back is is turned off.
If we want our hobby to survive and continue we cannot continue down the paths that are not working. We need to listen to THEM and start to understand what excites and interests THEM.
If you want to see some excitement from young hams check out what the RHR guys and W2RE are doing for THEM. They created their own contest, have their own slack channel, they want to livestream and while they have access to remotes stations many of them are trying to build their own shacks! It works! What they are doing is working and inspiring a new generation of hams!
Instead of what the RHR is doing we have Directors making false statements about the DXAC and trying to take the ARRL Back to the age of the dinosaurs with proposals that limit participation in programs instead of embracing new technologies that would open their programs to more people.
Is ARRL the solution or the problem................
On 8/6/2020 9:41 AM, Murray Green via groups.arrl.org wrote: