What to do with your ham magazines when you’re done reading them

I’m at the ARRL Rocky Mountain Division “Hamcon 2016” in beautiful Keystone, Colorado this weekend in my role as chair of the League’s Public Relations Committee. So naturally, I’ve been on the lookout for good ideas about how to promote the hobby. Here’s a really good one.

One of our Section Managers takes a sharpie to the address fields on his ham magazines when he’s finished reading them. He then creates a series of labels with this message on it:

For more information about amateur radio,
Contact Me at this email address: (his ARRL email info goes here)
This is an exciting hobby. Come join the fun!

He then distributes them to local doctors, dentists and places where people do a lot of waiting.

He said he’s had over 50 people respond, leading to a number of new licensees.

Give this idea a try and see how it works for you!