Changes by Vance Martin

May 7, 2024 | Reading Time: 2 min

Upon landing on the home page, you may have noticed right away that some things changed here at the ARIP site! For the first couple years of this effort, part of what the ARIP did was to specifically review organizations and score them based upon their visible commitment to inclusivity. Doing those reviews and rankings was time consuming, and frankly depressing, as the general trend was essentially that the vast majority of amateur radio clubs and organizations do not have any publicly visible statements about inclusion, codes of conduct etc.

Principals by Vance Martin

May 6, 2024 | Reading Time: 1 min

The Amateur Radio Inclusivity Pledge is guided by the following principals: The inherent worth and dignity of every person Justice, equity and compassion in human relations Acceptance of one another and encouragement to growth both inside and outside of our hobby and service A free and responsible search for truth and meaning The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our community, and society as a whole The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all Respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part

About by Vance Martin

May 5, 2024 | Reading Time: 1 min

“RF doesn’t discriminate” or “Amateur Radio Doesn’t Discriminate” are common thought-terminating clichés used, often by those who are in a position of advantage, to justify why things like the Amateur Radio Inclusivity Pledge don’t need to exist. The problem with this argument is that the hobby and service is full of people, and unfortunately, people do discriminate. Making the argument is like having a dinner, and saying “tables don’t discriminate” while ignoring the fact that the person who sends out the invitations for seats at the table does.