Official Observers

The Official Observer program

UPDATE: It looks like the OO program has been more or less gutted at the July, 2018 board meeting. I'm waiting to hear from OOs about this. If you are an OO currently, please get in touch with me.

I would like to embark on a comprehensive study and survey of the Official Observer program. I would like to thoroughly revive it and work closer with the FCC to help steer radio amateurs back to lawful, good operating practices.

The first step would be to conduct comprehensive surveys among official observers, and also among membership. This would survey ideas and past incidents, how we can learn from them and improve the program.

While ARRL says it's working on revamping the OO program, we have heard little on what is actually being done or discussed. This goes back to the core transparency issue.