I’ve been spending hours typing up lists of email contacts for every club in Canada and (a) there’s a lot of them and (b) so far I’ve had about a 50 per cent failure rate. That’s a little disheartening. I’m about half way through so I’ll keep typing and posting as this is a key part of getting the information out about our year-long RAC Membership Drive.
I did get one response and that was from a guy who claims RAC has “disruptive effective Canadian Amateur Radio for too many years to count” and that he works “diligently to convince Amateur Radio folks regarding the inept activities of RAC”. Oh dear, I guess everyone needs a hobby but strangely my friend raises a good point.
RAC isn’t perfect because the folks who volunteer their time and talents aren’t perfect either. I’m not perfect and there’s a lineup at my door who will attest to that fact but I’m showing up and I’m doing my best. And part of that showing up is learning how to play fair with the other kids in the national sandbox we call RAC.
Amateur radio in Canada needs a national organization. Doesn’t matter to me if it’s called RAC or ruin but it does matter to me that we try to form a coalition of hams from coast to coast to coast.
Why? Because we have national-level issues that require national-level thinking and if you want to be part of that national-level thinking then you need to join the only national organization we’ve got and that is Radio Amateurs of Canada. And if you’re really steamed about the organization or the state of amateur radio in Canada then come join the working group at RAC. Trust me, I can find something for you to do. Anybody know how to type?
Or you could sit at home trying to convince others that the efforts of others is “inept”.