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 report. 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.