In the August 7 issue of the ARRL Letter, in the report on the ARRL Board meeting, there was this little tidbit:
In other business, the ARRL Board of Directors voted, without offering specifics, to support “a significant increase in the resources directed to generating new amateurs, with particular emphasis on increasing diversity.” The ARRL staff was directed to propose a course of action to meet that goal.
Being a ham radio instructor, I’ll be very interested in what the ARRL staff comes up with. I would certainly urge them to diversify the group working on this, and get a good cross-section of the current amateur radio community to assist them in coming up with a plan. The ARRL could be so much more successful if they would just tap into the talent that’s out there.