Timeline

Below is a timeline of events leading up to and including K4AC’s disqualification from reelection. He ran as a reformer and the events below show that he held to it once elected. It is easy to see how elites used to operating in secrecy and without being questioned would do anything, including illegal acts, to remove him from the Board.

The ARRL Board elites had no basis in the ARRL Articles of Incorporation or the ARRL Bylaws to disqualify K4AC from reelection. He was found qualified to run under the Articles and Bylaws.

CQ Magazine put it very well in their December 2016 editorial, “What is amazing here is that the process by which Rehman was disqualified from seeking re-election proved his point about excessive secrecy in the League’s decision-making process. The members in his division not only were not informed of the reasons for his disqualification, they
weren’t even told he’d been disqualified! Just a one-sentence announcement
less than a week into supposed voting that the incumbent director’s opponent had been declared elected. By whom? Certainly not the members. How? Unspecified. Why? None of your business.

Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, Elected As Southeastern Division Director

November 16, 2007

Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, Elected As Southeastern Division Director

After Frank Butler, W4RH, decided to retire from the ARRL Board, four people ran for the position. Sarratt won with 2,053 votes out of 4,473…

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Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, Reelected As Southeastern Division Director

November 19, 2010

Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, Reelected As Southeastern Division Director

In a three-way race, Sarratt was reelected. The vote was: Sarratt 2,074, Doug Rehman (K4AC) 1,555; and Sheri Brower (W4TSB) 1,529. This means that Sarratt…

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Sarratt Resigns From Ethics & Elections Committee

October 4, 2011

Sarratt Resigns From Ethics & Elections Committee

Sarratt, while serving as the Chairman for the Ethics and Elections Committee, made a telephone call to a member in the Delta Division to discuss…

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Sarratt Runs for Reelection—Campaign Website Hosted by Amateur Radio Retailer

September 1, 2013

Sarratt Runs for Reelection—Campaign Website Hosted by Amateur Radio Retailer

Sarratt and Doug Rehman, K4AC, qualified to run for Southeastern Division Director. Sarratt, the incumbent Director has his website hosted by an amateur radio retailer….

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Doug Rehman, K4AC, Elected Southeastern Division Director

November 15, 2013

Doug Rehman, K4AC, Elected Southeastern Division Director

Rehman garnered 961 votes to Sarratt’s 949. This was one of the poorest voter turnouts in recent League History. Many Southeastern Division members would later…

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K4AC Makes Motion To Address Lack Of Communications With Members

January 18, 2014

K4AC Makes Motion To Address Lack Of Communications With Members

Prior to his having come to the Board, the ARRL had submitted a petition to the FCC concerning symbol rates that the FCC had docketed…

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K4AC Makes Motion To Include Vice Directors In All Meetings Of The Board

July 21, 2014

K4AC Makes Motion To Include Vice Directors In All Meetings Of The Board

According to the interpretation of the ARRL Articles and Bylaws by General Counsel Chris Imlay, Vice Directors do not have a right to attend Board…

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K4AC Makes Motion To Reform The Ethics & Elections Committee

July 21, 2014

K4AC Makes Motion To Reform The Ethics & Elections Committee

Earlier in the year, the Ethics and Elections Committee (E&E) had attempted to remove Dwayne Allen, WY7FD, from his position as Vice Director of the…

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K4AC Makes Motion Making Clear Amateur Radio Performs Emergency Communications

July 21, 2014

K4AC Makes Motion Making Clear Amateur Radio Performs Emergency Communications

At the ARRL’s Centennial Convention that immediately preceded the Meeting of the Board of Directors, numerous Section Managers from across the country expressed outrage to…

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K4AC Makes Motion To Allow Directors To Send Emails To Their Divisions Without Staff Review

July 22, 2014

K4AC Makes Motion To Allow Directors To Send Emails To Their Divisions Without Staff Review

Each Director has the ability to send emails to members in their Division. The system was set up so that the Director’s email would be…

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K4AC Makes Motion For The Creation Of A Committee To Resolve IT Issues

July 22, 2014

K4AC Makes Motion For The Creation Of A Committee To Resolve IT Issues

One of the first things that K4AC discovered as a new Director is how poor the Information Technology (IT) resources at the ARRL are. Projects…

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K4AC Makes A Motion To Bring Field Organization Reporting Into The 21st Century

July 22, 2014

K4AC Makes A Motion To Bring Field Organization Reporting Into The 21st Century

The ARRL has a dearth of data about what its Field Organization is doing. Some large part of that is due to an antiquated method…

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K4AC Makes Motion To Hold Board Meeting Outside Of CT

July 22, 2014

K4AC Makes Motion To Hold Board Meeting Outside Of CT

Many years ago the ARRL Board used to hold its meetings in conjunction with large Conventions around the country. This allowed for more member interaction…

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K4AC Makes Motion For Creation Of IT Committee

January 17, 2015

K4AC Makes Motion For Creation Of IT Committee

This motion and its rationale is derived from the motion K4AC made on 7/22/2014. That motion was referred to the Administration and Finance Committee where…

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K4AC Votes Against Bylaw Modification Designed To Keep Board Actions Secret

January 17, 2015

K4AC Votes Against Bylaw Modification Designed To Keep Board Actions Secret

K4AC reported his vote to the members of his Division as follows: Minute 28: (Rewrite of Bylaw 45—Passed) Bylaw 45 is the Conflicts of Interest…

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K4AC Votes Against A Dues Increase

July 18, 2015

K4AC Votes Against A Dues Increase

The Administration and Finance Committee decided that dues needed to be raised from $39 to $49—a 26% increase. K4AC had repeatedly asked that a tiered…

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K4AC Makes A Motion For Board Transparency

July 18, 2015

K4AC Makes A Motion For Board Transparency

The Board of Directors Meetings are already audio recorded. In an effort to bring a modicum, of transparency to the Board meetings, K4AC submitted the…

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K4AC Nominated For ARRL President

January 15, 2016

K4AC Nominated For ARRL President

K4AC and a group of other Directors did not wish for Roderick to become President by acclimation. K4AC, knowing that he couldn’t possibly win, agreed…

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K4AC Submits A Motion For Reapportionment That Is Adopted By The Board

January 16, 2016

K4AC Submits A Motion For Reapportionment That Is Adopted By The Board

Two of the three E&E Directors that disqualified K4AC represent the smallest Division and the third smallest Division; the third represents the tenth smallest Division….

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K4AC Asks For Independent Expert Review Of Amateur Parity Act Bill

March 1, 2016

K4AC Asks For Independent Expert Review Of Amateur Parity Act Bill

At the January 2016 Board Meeting, the Legislative Advocacy Committee was created and K4AC was one of four Board members appointed to it. K4AC learned…

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Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, Gets Approval for New Project

July 16, 2016

Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, Gets Approval for New Project

Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, met with the three Directors on the Ethics and Elections (E&E) Committee to outline a new project he has planning…

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K4AC Again Asks For Independent Expert Review Of Amateur Parity Act Bill

July 16, 2016

K4AC Again Asks For Independent Expert Review Of Amateur Parity Act Bill

After considering opinions that the compromise language in the Amateur Radio Parity Act bill had made the bill decidedly poor, K4AC could not find a…

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Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, Receives Questions About New Project

August 19, 2016

Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, Receives Questions About New Project

After having told Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, a month earlier that there were no issues with his project involving his showing a prototype emergency communications…

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Doug Rehman, K4AC, and Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, Qualified for Election

August 22, 2016

Doug Rehman, K4AC, and Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, Qualified for Election

The Ethics and Elections Committee (E&E) announced that they had found both Rehman and Sarratt qualified to run for Southeastern Division Director and an election…

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Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, Resigns Due to Onerous Conditions

August 23, 2016

Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, Resigns Due to Onerous Conditions

The Ethics and Elections Committee (E&E) emailed Vice Director Mike Lee, AA6ML, and advised him that they had determined that his collaboration with Icom did…

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Ethics & Elections Committee Declares Receiving Campaign Contributions From Vendors “Truly Unethical”

August 23, 2016

Ethics & Elections Committee Declares Receiving Campaign Contributions From Vendors “Truly Unethical”

Having discovered that Greg Sarratt’s, W4OZK, campaign website was being hosted by an amateur radio retailer, K4AC posed a question concerning campaign contributions to the…

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Sarratt’s Improper Campaign Contribution Reported to E&E

August 24, 2016

Sarratt’s Improper Campaign Contribution Reported to E&E

After being told by the Ethics and Elections Committee (E&E) that a candidate accepting an in-kind campaign contribution from an amateur radio vendor is “truely…

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Further Unethical Behavior By Sarratt Reported To E&E

August 25, 2016

Further Unethical Behavior By Sarratt Reported To E&E

K4AC, made the following complaint to the Ethics and Elections Committee (E&E). Note: The link in the complaint no longer works. “At the Huntsville Hamfest…

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Email Exchange with E&E About Sarratt Ethics Complaints

August 25, 2016

Email Exchange with E&E About Sarratt Ethics Complaints

Below is an email exchange between Doug Rehman, K4AC, and the Ethics and Elections Committee (E&E). The black text is the original email from E&E…

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Second Email Exchange with E&E About Sarratt Ethics Complaints

August 29, 2016

Second Email Exchange with E&E About Sarratt Ethics Complaints

Below is an email exchange between Doug Rehman, K4AC, and the Ethics and Elections Committee (E&E). The black text is the original email from E&E to…

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K4AC Appeals E&E Decision Concerning Sarratt Flyer To Full Board

September 1, 2016

K4AC Appeals E&E Decision Concerning Sarratt Flyer To Full Board

The below email was sent to the full Board of Directors. Bylaw 21: Decisions of the Ethics and Elections Committee may be reviewed by the…

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K4AC Submits His 300-Word Candidate Statement

September 2, 2016

K4AC Submits His 300-Word Candidate Statement

Below is the 300-word Candidate Statement that K4AC submitted for inclusion with the ballots. You’re in the unique position of selecting between two people that…

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E&E Orders Rewriting of K4AC’s 300-Word Candidate Statement

September 3, 2016

E&E Orders Rewriting of K4AC’s 300-Word Candidate Statement

The below email was forwarded to K4AC. From: Williams, Dale, WA8EFK Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2016 1:43 PM To: Henderson, Dan N1ND Cc: Gallagher, Tom,…

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K4AC Submits Revised 300-Word Candidate Statement

September 4, 2016

K4AC Submits Revised 300-Word Candidate Statement

The revised 300-Word Candidate Statement below was submitted. You’re in the unique position of selecting between two people that have actually held this position. To…

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Sarratt Sent Demand to Remove Unauthorized Photograph Likeness And Demand To Cease and Desist False Association with HamCation®

September 6, 2016

Sarratt Sent Demand to Remove Unauthorized Photograph Likeness And Demand To Cease and Desist False Association with HamCation®

On September 6, 2016, Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, was sent the below email by HamCation® Chirman Peter Meijers concerning the flyer he had distributed at the…

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K4AC Receives E&E Demand To Remove “Disturbing Statements” From Campaign Web Pages

September 6, 2016

K4AC Receives E&E Demand To Remove “Disturbing Statements” From Campaign Web Pages

The below demand was received by K4AC. Dear Mr Rehman, The ARRL Ethics and Elections Committee has found this rather disturbing statement on your QRZ.COM®…

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Board Refuses To Review E&E Decision Concerning Sarratt Election Flyer

September 7, 2016

Board Refuses To Review E&E Decision Concerning Sarratt Election Flyer

Below are the results of K4AC’s request for the full Board of Directors to review the E&E decision. On the question: “Should the Board review…

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K4AC Complies With E&E Demand To Remove “Disturbing Statements” From Campaign Web Pages

September 7, 2016

K4AC Complies With E&E Demand To Remove “Disturbing Statements” From Campaign Web Pages

Below is K4AC’s email to E&E. While I respectfully, but firmly, believe that the E&E has overstepped its legal authority by demanding, on threat of…

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K4AC Receives Notice From The E&E That He Has Been Disqualified

September 19, 2016

K4AC Receives Notice From The E&E That He Has Been Disqualified

Having never been told that there were any complaints against him or even asked any questions concerning them, K4AC was stunned to discover that he…

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E&E Committee Releases Report On Disqualification Of K4AC

September 22, 2016

E&E Committee Releases Report On Disqualification Of K4AC

(Note: The Exhibits referenced can be found here: exhibits-a-d-redacted-reduced-size2) Ethics and Elections Committee Report to the Board Concerning Doug Rehman, K4AC Re-Election Qualification September 22, 2016…

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E&E Committee Releases Report On Ethics Complaint Against Sarratt

September 22, 2016

E&E Committee Releases Report On Ethics Complaint Against Sarratt

Ethics and Elections Committee Report to the Board Concerning Doug Rehman’s Ethics Complaint #1 Against Greg Sarratt, W4OZK Election Qualification September 22, 2016 To the…

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K4AC Provides The Board With Some Comments On The Disqualification Report

September 23, 2016

K4AC Provides The Board With Some Comments On The Disqualification Report

The below was sent to the full Board of Directors. I am preparing a response to this report as well as the other. In the…

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ARRL President Roderick Calls For Votes On E&E Decision To Disqualify

September 23, 2016

ARRL President Roderick Calls For Votes On E&E Decision To Disqualify

The below is from an email with the subject “E&E Votes”. Should the Board review the decision of the Ethics and Elections Committee finding Doug…

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K4AC Notifies Board They Are Involved In An Illegal Voting Process

September 28, 2016

K4AC Notifies Board They Are Involved In An Illegal Voting Process

K4AC sent the below email to the ARRL Board of Directors. The voting process currently underway in this matter appears to be illegal under Connecticut…

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Board Of Directors Notified Of Special Meeting Of The Board

September 30, 2016

Board Of Directors Notified Of Special Meeting Of The Board

[Note: Apparently ARRL HQ contacted an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Connecticut and was told that K4AC’s 9/28/2016 email was correct; such…

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K4AC Sends A Series Of Emails Prior To Special Meeting Of The Board

October 5, 2016

K4AC Sends A Series Of Emails Prior To Special Meeting Of The Board

E&E “Issue 1” “The practical effect of the defendant’s action would be to preclude those who are sharply critical of the leadership from running for…

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Minutes of Special Board Meeting

October 5, 2016

Minutes of Special Board Meeting

Minutes of Special Board Meeting ARRL Board of Directors October 5, 2016 1. Pursuant to due notice, The Board of Directors of the ARRL, Inc….

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