Showing posts from July, 2018

New website sections, endorsements, myth busting

I have added two new sections to the campaign website.

One is endorsements. I have a lot of people supporting me and endorsing me. I am adding them in due course. Thank you for your support. One thing you will notice is that my endorsements run the gamut - these aren't just ARRL insiders or people supporting me for a political purpose, but they are ordinary hams just like you and me who want a strong ARRL and who want a transparent ARRL driven by the membership. There are also a few on the list who make extraordinary contributions to ham radio, science and technology. I am also proud to have their support. I am a firm believer in science, technology and ham radio as a vehicle for such. The list isn't finished, it is ever growing. If you support the positive change I can bring and would like to have your name listed, please let me know. You don't have to be a donor or anything (although that would be nice, as campaigns are expensive). You just have to support the mission an…

Parity act pulled from NDAA

As expected, the Amateur Radio Parity Act language was removed from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This was expected, and anyone who knows how Washington deals with these sorts of things knows that it would take something pretty extraordinary for it to stay in and pass, especially with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) opposing it, and facing a tough election this year.

There are also many problems with the act. I will defer to legal expert Fred Hopengarten, K1VR on this matter. He wrote an excellent analysis on the act and its many flaws, which you can read and understand why this proposed legislation in its current form was a bad bill and in some cases would achieve the exact opposite of its intended objective.

My opponent is of course doubling down and trying to get this bad bill passed. I ask, how much time and money are we wasting on this, when we could better focus our efforts elsewhere?

Sussex Hamfest this Sunday

Reminder: I'll be at the Sussex County Amateur Radio Club Hamfest this weekend, on Sunday July 15. I have a table inside and you should see the banner. Come by, say hello, and bring your friends.

I'll also be there on July 14 helping the club set up (I am a member).

See you at Sussex!

Ria, N2RJ

Welcome QRZ members - ads are running

Banner ads are now running on and soon to appear on some other websites. This targeted campaign will hopefully bring more awareness of the campaign. Ads aren't cheap, but they are definitely worth it. They are especially worth it if you would like to win back your Director's seat in the Hudson Division.

So a big welcome to all of you. And please, tell your friends in the Hudson Division why we need this positive change.

Of course, if you'd like to help display more ads and get the word out even more, you can easily do so.

For those of you who haven't seen the ad, it's here:

Ria, N2RJ

Website updates

I've added some parts of the website that spell out in detail what my position statements and plans are. Go to and have a look.

I also interviewed with Dan, KB6NU Yesterday (July 5) for his "no-nonsense Amateur Radio Podcast." If you have or know of a podcast or other ham radio media that would like to have me on, let me know and let them know.

Next weekend is a busy weekend as I'll be at the Sussex hamfest on Sunday. Should be fun! Come out, meet and greet.

Happy Friday!

Metro 70 hamfest, KCRC and 4th of July week

Sunday 7/1 I had the pleasure of visiting a small hamfest up in White Plains, NY. It was the Metro 70 hamfest run by Metro 70 network. It was a pretty small, low-key event. ARRL was there with the ENY SM - John, K2QY and his wife Linda, K2QYL N2YBB was also there at the ARRL table.

Nomar, NP4H was there with me to help with the table and it was nice having the company. I also remotely made FT8 contacts in between talking to people.

Quite a few members of WECA were there and we chatted for a good bit. I am speaking at their club meeting in September. Quite a number of others were there and had various things to talk about. It is clear that the campaign is gaining serious momentum as we prepare for positive change in Newington.

On July 3rd I will be at the Kings County Radio Club (KCRC) meeting in Brooklyn, should be fun.

Info is here:

I'll also be operating the 13 colonies special event. It's a fun event where you can work the 1…