TRAINING : Is this a crazy idea or what?

TRAINING : Is this a crazy idea or what?

As you know, I teach a lot of one-day Tech classes. I also enjoy teaching General classes, and I have yet to tackle an Extra class. I would have held a General class this winter, but oddly enough, there wasn’t enough interest. I’m not exactly sure why, but I was rather disappointed by this.

So, I’m thinking about reviving an idea that I tried once before—a virtual class—but with a more modern twist. The last time I tried this we did it via EchoLink, meaning that there was no video, and students had to either have access to an EchoLink repeater or download the app to their computers.

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Event : Put That ARRL CEO to Work, Would Ya?

Event : Put That ARRL CEO to Work, Would Ya?

In a recent episode of the ICQ Podcast, I had Howard Michel WB2ITX as my interview guest. He’s the CEO of the American Radio Relay League as of late last year. It was important that Howard get interviewed about League matters as he was hired after a brief misfire to replace the legendary CEO David Sumner K1ZZ. As I told ARRL President Rick Roderick in the Q&A session with him a year or so ago at the Mississippi Section Convention in Jackson, MS, “You guys made a mistake in hiring someone from Wall Street to be CEO of a membership non-profit organization. Don’t make one again.” My Division Director, David Norris K5UZ, was seated in the row in front of me, nodded his head and turned to give me a knowing look. From my interview with Howard Michel, and from what else I’ve seen coming from him, they did not make a mistake.

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