The status quo will continue until the FCC gets a petition that contains evidence that there is something wrong with the status quo. That's very clear in their writings if you bother to read them. ...then you should have seen exactly what you just asked for. Go read it again. Oh nevermind, it's silly for me to expect people to do their homework around here. Here: https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?th...nician-privileges.601403/page-90#post-4611353 And here: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/fcc-turns-away-petition-to-expand-technician-10-meter-privileges That certainly is the direction that the thread seems to be going. I find it interesting that the FCC has now taken to sitting on petitions, even those open to comments, for years without action. Sort of a "pocket veto." That's what I expect from this one as well. Enjoy debating it, because it is dead on arrival. If that weren't the case, you wouldn't need to argue for it so strenuously. If it had any chance at all you would just sit back and wait for it to naturally happen. The fact that some of you argue for it so angrily is strong evidence for the weakness of the petition. Then again, some of us knew that before you started.