It would be great if you can let me know why it gives you that impression Colin.
I can assure you that the cost of running the service, time put into building the features, certificate generation and ongoing admin far outweigh the income (or potential income) of the membership!
I can’t see how it’s much different from claiming a SOTA award certificate apart from ARPOC certificates are free for members that join the club and cover a wide range of operating. We have also steered away from any sort of “high point” award as it’s a scheme that SOTA does very well.
I am 100% orientated towards getting more operators involved in portable operation and the award scheme is just one incentive. I’m more than happy to hear other ideas about how it may be improved.