ARRL Needs Money for Spectrum Defense

ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund

The September 2011 issue of Spectrum Defense Matters is now out. It’s mostly a plea for donations to the Spectrum Defense Fund, but you might find something interesting in it.

The ARRL claims that they need $189,005 to reach their fund-raising goal for 2011. Is 15 kHz in the 600m band worth that kind of money?


  1. Elwood Downey says:

    I give regularly to this fund. I think it is one of the most important things the ARRL does. They spend a lot of time reading FCC and Federal Register documents looking for anything that effects our bands and writing and delivering reasoned responses as appropriate. I don’t hold any one band in any higher regard, they each have unique properties and I feel we are very lucky to have representative portions all across the spectrum for use and experimentation. I don’t buy the use-it-or-loose-it argument, it’s not that simple. In today’s world it’s all about who can spend the most and litigate the best. ARRL doesn’t win every battle, but they are always in the fight and I’m very glad they try.

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