[rescue] Ham license question...
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Wed Jun 6 13:55:45 CDT 2001
The best way to keep out the riff raff is to actively discourage it
when it crops up. Honestly most rule violations and examples
of bad amateur practice come from seasoned hams. Most new hams
are very good operators, regardless of code test.
Gil Young wrote:
> 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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