[HamWAN PSDR] Grants

Cory (NQ1E) cory at nq1e.hm
Tue Jun 16 17:15:14 PDT 2020

I am the license trustee for HamWAN's IP allocations and to this date have
never publicly expressed an opinion on this matter.  So, I would hope we're
not in danger of retaliation because of the statements of someone who isn't
technically a member of our leadership at the moment. ;)  Let's all try to
keep this civil and professional.

The relationship between ARDC and the community was rocky even before the
sale which was seen as a huge breach of trust.  However, it's clear that
what was done cannot be undone, so holding a grudge is not very
productive.  Especially since we regrettably lost Brian Kantor who was
likely the main decision maker.  I hope that going forward ARDC can be more
transparent and try to earn our trust back over time.

Personally, I don't favor large sums of money being involved in amateur
radio.  Frugality is one of the major drivers of innovation and tends to
give way to other things when spending money on a problem is an option.
However, if someone has an idea for a benevolent purpose for that money, I
would not fault them for applying for it.

Luckily, HamWAN is blessed with many generous donors who contribute $10 a
month or more and that really adds up.  We're in a
financially healthy place right now and don't need to pursue any grants,
but thank you for telling us about them (any everything else you do), John.

-Cory NQ1E
HamWAN Director/Treasurer

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 4:46 PM John D. Hays <john at hays.org> wrote:

> Thank you, Bart.
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 4:38 PM Bart Kus <me at bartk.us> wrote:
>> My apologies for mis-representing your role here.
>> I will also confirm that John has supported HamWAN over the years, not
>> just trough ARDC guidance but also other means, and that my email should
>> not be misconstrued as some attack on John personally.
>> --Bart
> John D. Hays
> Kingston, WA
> K7VE
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