Announcement Date: January 18, 2014
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 as RM-11708. The petition had been submitted without solicitation of input from the membership and many members were expressing outrage when K4AC became Director.
At his first Board Meeting, K4AC submitted the below motion to inform the membership about RM-11708. The motion was adopted.
WHEREAS the Board of Directors has received inquiries concerning RM-11708 (the symbol rate petition); and
WHEREAS it is imperative that the Board of Directors inform our membership in a uniform and comprehensive manner;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the ARRL Board of Directors instructs staff to immediately prepare a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), along with their answers concerning RM-11708 and place these FAQ onto arrl.org with a static link on the home page for the pendency of RM-11708.