Tuesday, September 10, 2019

League Rescinds Censure and Bans Robot Contacts

Among other actions at its July meeting, the ARRL board of directors rescinded a 2017 censure of Southwestern Division Director Dick Norton, N6AA. Norton had been accused of violating the League's so-called "code of conduct" for directors by allegedly criticizing the board's decision to adopt the code, which has now itself been rescinded.
The board also approved a motion to require that all contacts claimed for credit in ARRL contests and the DXCC program must have a human operator at both ends to initiate the contact. This means that contacts by or with fully automated stations will not count for ARRL contest or DXCC credit.