[AARA] Fwd: K5MC For Director Delta Division
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Subject: K5MC For Director Delta Division
On Sep 30, 2011, at 16:43, Cedric Walker < k5cfw at arrl.net > wrote:
> Dear ham friends,
> I wanted to share with you my reasons for voting to retain Mickey Cox
> as ARRL Division Director.
> We're fortunate to have two experienced hams seeking this job. A
> Division Director can't be a miracle worker, given that the FCC can both give
> and take away our frequencies and privileges. But a reasoned and
> thoughtful approach is more effective in persuading a federal agency
> than bluster and bombast, and Mickey exemplifies a polite but
> determined approach to dealing with both the League and the FCC. He
> won't promise to do more than any Division Director can deliver.
> The recent survey of membership, for which he's been criticized, is in
> my opinion a great example of Mickey's careful and reasoned approach.
> The number of responses to the survey was not very high. I can't
> blame Mickey for that; we're all inundated with survey requests and
> sometimes we ignore them. But instead of just discounting the
> results, Mickey took the data he had, and sought help from a well
> qualified expert in data analysis. And it turned out that Prof.
> Howell was able to demonstrate that the results of that survey
> accurately reflected the interests of the ARRL members who are
> Mickey's constituents. It's easy to take pot-shots at a survey whose
> results don't match our own priorities and opinions, but the math and
> science behind Prof. Howell's analysis can withstand those assaults.
> I work with experimental results and statistical validation every day,
> and I have confidence that the surveys Mickey has commissioned in the
> past two years are reflective of the opinions of ARRL members in the
> Mickey is completely and, at times, very directly truthful and honest.
> None of the biographical facts on his campaign web site have been
> changed during this campaign. His credentials and accomplishments are
> listed accurately and can withstand scrutiny. Besides our shared
> interest in radio, I'm proud to count Mickey as a respected
> professional colleague, and I'm also proud to support his re-election.
> 73 de k5cfw
> | Cedric F. Walker Ph.D. P.E.
> | Department of Biomedical Engineering
> | Tulane University
> | New Orleans LA 70118
> | +1 504 865 5866
> | cfw at tulane.edu
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