ARRL Petitions FCC for HF Phone Privileges for Technicians

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K4KYV, Mar 1, 2018.

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  1. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Woohoo! No more time out for me! I’m a dad. I get it. I’m blessed my daughter is following in my footsteps. She’s made friends around the world thanks to amateur radio. She knew she would have upgrade to get HF. She actually took the General exam last Saturday morning and missed by one question. She’s retesting a couple of weeks. She was crushed. I had to explain that she is not the first person to screw up and that she’s only 11. I used it as a life lesson. You have to know how to win and fail with grace and humility. She will get that General ticket next time and has grown as a person through failure. Amateur radio is an amazing thing for ANY age to get involved with. I just wish the ARRL would stop pushing EMCOMM and work on constructive ways to either get Techs to upgrade or to get a different demographic into amateur radio.
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  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    It took me --4-- times to pass the General (at age 11). There is a huge life lesson in not giving up, and then ultimately succeeding. But I am sure you have/are teaching her that:)

    People who breeze thru things on the first try are at a real disadvantage, because when they DO encounter adversity--as we all do-- they don;t have the internal tools to push forward and keep on going.

    Failure is an invitation to succeed.
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  3. AC0GT

    AC0GT Ham Member QRZ Page

    That it's time to bring this thread to a conclusion.

    I thought this was a thread about the ARRL making a petition to the FCC, has either the FCC or ARRL been mentioned in the last 10 pages?
  4. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow, I made a poor choice of words there. ;) The discussion has obviously concluded... the subject remains unresolved pending FCC action. :oops:

    The League claims to represent all of us, whether we are members or not. So we can all legitimately complain. :cool:
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  5. KI7QVR

    KI7QVR Ham Member QRZ Page

    You make a good point. To me, 10m for a Tech is just a useless as 630m for a general.
  6. W3UC

    W3UC Ham Member QRZ Page

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  7. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, #1497--- but you insist that you will not talk with the ARRL, who, as stated, is the SOURCE for information on this subject.

    So, other people with have friendly discussions with K1KI, for example.
  8. KI7QVR

    KI7QVR Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. KI7QVR

    KI7QVR Ham Member QRZ Page

    My very first interest was 100mW walkie-talkies. Then I met some hams. But, back in the day I knew some old-timers, (in the '70s) and I loved the smell of hot tubes, (still do) and the mystery of all that code and static!
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