ARRL Proposal to Give Technicians More Operating Privileges

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by NW7US, Apr 10, 2019.

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  1. K4KYV

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  2. NN4RH

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  3. NN4RH

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    meant to say Maybe General HF access should be the "entry class" and you should have to "upgrade" to get access to VHF/UHF/Microwave.
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  4. K4AGO

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    This thread was/is a complete waste of time and effort.

    Some people cannot stop kicking and beating a dead horse.

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  5. K4AGO

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    If this is true, maybe the OP should apply his efforts to helping get the magazine out and in the hands of subscribers who paid for it.

    I would be a CQ subscriber again if they would publish the magazine on time. Enough said.

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  6. K0UO

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    They have a way now, just get a General!!!! In fact the old Tec test use to be the same as the General but at 5 wpm.
    Giving something away is no way to help the hobby. We should all help get the current tec's upgraded by being good Elmer's
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
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  7. K1RI

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    Enough is enough. Don't want to earn the privileges then 11 M is the best path. How many Extra Class ops demonstrate they are nothing more than paper hams? I had to explain to one what CQ DX meant. Bring back the CW testing. All hams who passed CW to get a license have had their hard earned license diminished. Enough of this give away society and ham radio just following like a puppy dog.
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  8. KD2MIC

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    Actually, giving it away for free, with limits, does help the hobby. It's one of the oldest marketing ploys out there and it's meant to do one thing; build a habit. I bet the majority of you have taken part in this marketing miracle. Ever watch HBO or Showtime during the "free weekends"? You were limited to what you could watch but it did get people to subscribe to the paid networks, otherwise they wouldn't run them twice a year for decades. Ever look through your newspaper and find the local casinos "free play"? Marketing!!! Come in and get $5 worth of play on a slot machine, stay for some food (on your own dime), and then play some more slots because you had so much fun on the one-armed bandit (on your own dime). With the proper "taste" you absolutely are building potential customers.

    And why does everything have to revert to "the way we always did it"? Still drinking milk out of glass bottles? Your druggist still mixing up the prescriptions by hand? Things change. Try them and see how it goes. If this proposal goes through and flops what harm did it do? Your talking about something that might save a hobby, a dying hobby. Do you want the same hundred people to contact all the time or do you want to hear an influx of new blood? New users of an antiquated communication system that could turn it on it's head.

    Folks, just because it ain't broke doesn't mean you can't improve it (see digital modes).
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  9. KE8NFK

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    I'm not a ham (yet) but I've never understood the logic of learning all about the HF frequencies and operating privileges to get your Tech license, and once you GET it, all you can operate on is 10 meters (unless you ALSO learn code) If it's a safety concern, I've seen the most experienced people (and not just hams) who "know what they're doing" so they "don't have to follow safety rules" kill's the ham who "knows what I'm doing, I don't need to unplug the 1000 watt linear before working on it" that scare me the MOST!!!
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2019
  10. W0IW

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    Wow what’s next ARRL. ....??!?!?!??

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