[rescue] Ham license question...

Gil Young rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 6 12:57:12 CDT 2001

I think the real reason is that it keeps out the rif raf, or that is at 
least the "real reason" that has been told to me by my "elder-keys"


At 09:38 AM 6/6/01 -0700, you wrote:
>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)
>Finger for PGP public key
>This boxen's uptime stats....
>   9:35am  up 13 day(s), 23:41,  2 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.01
>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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