It appears that hams who studied for their licenses in the past couple of dozen years aren’t tested for many of the the basic things as old timers. As a result, many new hams have no idea what a dipole is, how transmission lines operate, propagation and many other building blocks that we take for granted. That can be dangerous to the ham and the equipment. The Consortium is run by Bob - W1YRC and Jim - K1GND.
Read this excellent article in the Messenger. It will explain how the so called consortium became a reality.
The April 2018 edition of QST magazine featured an article about BVARC's Consortium written by our own Bob Beaudet - W1YRC. The artical describes what we do at our Consortium and how other clubs can start their own program.