I wonder how many ARRL members will decide not to renew due to the recently announced price increase? The ARRL is between a rock and a hard place, needing funds to provide services but unable to raise funds without creating new and improved services.
It may be that club memberships, like the ARRL, have become a relic of the 20th century. Most hams hold tightly to the belief that if only the folks in Newington would do “this” or do “that” all of their problems would be solved. But what if there isn’t a workable solution and the entire enterprise is doomed?
This seems reminiscent of the “age” problem. Everyone agrees that we need new, younger blood in the hobby, and there are endless opinions about how to obtain it, though absolutely nothing has worked to this point.
What if some problems simply aren’t solvable?