My subscription to Life expired, but I still have a subscription to Mad.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Time to make lemonade

The suspense is over!

After waiting four weeks for some word from ARRL Headquarters about the suspension of my weekly online column, Surfin’, I wrote to Headquarters this morning to find out what is going on.

Here is the response I received.
We have decided to discontinue the web columns 
("Surfin'", Gary Hoffman's "Amateur Amateur" column, 
and Sterling Coffey's youth column) at this time, 
and to renew the website's focus on news. Tad Cook's 
solar report will remain, as it is akin to a weather 

Our reader studies have shown that news attracts 
and maintains a very high readership, whereas 
readership of the web columns is low. In our effort 
to give members what they want, we are increasing 
our efforts to publish ham radio news. You may 
have noticed that the web news crawl has been 
particularly active in recent weeks -- a result 
of our new initiative. 

Thank you for your service to the League.
That’s all she wrote.

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