Some accomplishments are more noteworthy than others. I "accomplished" brushing my teeth this morning, is that praiseworthy? Passing the tests required by the FCC to get an Amateur radio license is not some great mental feat, at least I don't believe it is, not for an adult. I'm sure that there's some pride in passing that test on a first try, or at a young age, or some other condition. I passed the exam for a driving license on my first attempt, I was proud of that at the time. I don't think much of it today though, just like I don't think much of passing the tests to get my Amateur Extra license. People can claim some "bragging rights" but that's only going to go so far, like my driving test example. That's going to wear off, or wear out, real quick. There's not much to brag about of millions of other people accomplished it before. Especially an exam that is required for a license. That's like a university professor hanging their high school diploma on the wall of their office. Of course they graduated high school, everyone that comes in that office likely did the same. Where's the "bragging rights" in that? If someone is serious about Amateur radio then they are going to listen for propagation beacons, no? Some of the foreign beacons reside inside frequencies exclusive to Extra. Maybe not listen for beacons exactly but some other activity to see how far they can hear and therefore how far someone else is likely to hear them. Claiming to be an "active" Amateur radio operator for 20, 30, or 40, years and not tuning over to frequencies that they can't transmit onto out of some curiosity is a bit difficult to believe. I don't just mean Amateur bands either, I'm pretty sure that it's highly probable that a licensed Amateur will try listening for broadcast radio on bands adjacent to the Amateur bands to test their gear, test for propagation, or lots of other reasons. They're going to cross over the Extra exclusive frequencies at least on accident. You mean Morse code testing don't you? If you don't then you'll have to be more specific.