[rescue] Ham license question...

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Wed Jun 6 11:38:24 CDT 2001

I've never understood the code req. in modern terms.  It's just another
mode, like ATV, SSTV, Packet, etc.  You don't pass a test in addition to
your tech license, to run those modes over your licensed bands.  Why treat
code differently?  Or, why close off bands if you don't have the
5wpm(which I am studying for, as time allows)?  Plenty of people can
yak(responsibly) on 10M, but I'm not allowed to touch it yet until I have
that silly endorsement.  But once I do, then I can play with any other
mode I want on 10M and a majority of the other HF bands.  It seems silly
to me...anyone want to enlighten me on the logic?

Ed Mitchell (ed<-at->the7thbeer.com)
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On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Bill Bradford wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 11:57:29AM -0400, Kevin Loch wrote:
> > Of course in two years the code requirement will go away (like it or
> > not) so
> > they will probably hold off on any further restructuring until then.
> Actually the worldwide radio organization will adopt a resolution that
> it suggests that morse, or at least no more than 5wpm, not be required to
> have an amateur radio license - but this will not necessisarily change
> the US rules/regulations.  I highly doubt that the code requirement
> (5wpm) for General and/or Extra will go away.
> Bill
> -- 
> Bill Bradford
> mrbill at mrbill.net
> Austin, TX
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