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ARRL bias at the 2014 Dayton Convention
Presume bias by the "ARRL Contest Update" published May 21, 2014 covering the Dayton 2014 Convention.
In previous years the big box makers were put up front to let the HAM world know of the new radios that were debuting at the Dayton Convention.
I closely examine this issue and photographs published by the "ARRL Contest Update."
Here are my findings:
On their update they had the Icom RP repeater photo an obvious paid advertiser. Them right below, the Yaesu DX radio and their roofing filters: Plus numerous other none consequential general advertisers.
I continue looking at all of the websites they directed the readers to check. Then I came across the photos posted by what I thought to be an individual that attended the convention.
After checking the photographs: Lord and behold, again the same Companies that heavily advertised in the ARRL magazine where in the photos taken from various angle and published.
You may be wondering why I posted this on this forum.
Here we have FlexRadio System releasing a new product that is revolutionizing the industry and not a word or picture mentioned or found. How bias can this publication (QST) be "DEVOTED ENTIRELY TO AMATEUR RADIO" How is this issue of the "ARRL Contest Update" say "NEWS AND TECHINIQUES FOR THE ACTIVE OPERATOR"?
They missed the mark on both of their statements.
Not a word about the Flex-6300 introduction or picture of the Flex booth was found in any of the published photos.
As a Life Member of the ARRL and a VE (not active) I am ashamed of their bias and cronyism of this group. My Living Will, will be change and my gift to the League will be stop and given to a more worthy cause.
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