Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ham Surveys

A while back I blogged on the importance of local clubs to periodically survey their membership to help the club officers identify what the membership as a whole is interested in.

Amateur Radio Newsline recently reported that both the RSGB and RAC are performing major surveys.

RADIOS FUTURE: MAJOR SURVEY OF UK HAMS LAUNCHED BY RSGB

At the recent Radio Society of Great Britain National Hamfest the U-K national society announced the launch a major survey of all United Kingdom radio amateurs. The objective of the survey is to gather as much information as possible on 21st century amateur radio operation in that nation.

According to the announcement, the survey, which is internet based, will run for three months. The data collected will be used to determine the direction that amateur radio takes over the next 10 to 20 years.

Full details of the survey will shortly appear in the amateur radio press while notices of invitation will be placed on all amateur radio reflectors and will appear shortly on the RSGB website.

http://www.rsgb.org/survey/

RESTRUCTURING: RADIO AMATEURS OF CANADA SURVEY FOR ITS FUTURE

Seemingly following in the footsteps of the Radio Society of Great Britain, the Board and Executive of the Radio Amateurs of Canada is asking current, past and future potential members as well as amateur radio clubs to provide thoughts and recommendations on the future of the hobby in that nation. This, by responding to a set of questions posted to the organizations website by October 20th.

Responses will be considered at a meeting at the end of October to develop a vision for the future of Radio Amateurs of Canada in the 21st century. In addition they will be establishing a two year operational plan for 2011 and 2012.

http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/strategic-future/survey/


Perhaps the ARRL will do the same next? Or if nothing else you can always be proactive and drop a line to your section manager or other division director on the subject.

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