The good news is that the growth in amateur radio licensees more than doubled from 2008 to 2009. The bad news is that the percentage of amateurs belonging to the ARRL is actually declining.
The ARRL membership data was extracted from the ARRL Annual Reports posted on the League’s website, except for the 7/31/2010 membership number that came from a direct inquiry to HQ. The data for US amateur licensees was extracted from www.ah0a.org.
Despite an ever increasing need to protect our spectrum from commercial interests and despite an increasing number of amateur licensees, the ARRL’s membership numbers are stagnant!
By the way, the gain of “1″ in the membership as of 7/31/2010 is not a typo…
The charts and data are clear and convincing evidence that we must reform the ARRL immediately through new ideas and approaches. We need leaders with actual experience operating businesses, not career League politicians.
If you’ve read my other blog postings and my campaign website (www.k4ac.com), you already know of my business experience, professional accomplishments, and plans for fixing the ARRL’s problems. If you haven’t, please take a few minutes to look them over.
Together we can change the ARRL and safeguard our hobby. I need your vote, input, and support to make it happen- please spread the word.
What are your thoughts?