Well , I'm not a 2 letter call---I'm a 3 letter call! Us "Z" calls, for the heinous sin of not passing the Morse test, were despatched to "6 metres & above". We watched enviously whilst Novices, who had passed an easier exam, went from strength to strength, getting more bands, & increased power. Of course, they had passed a reduced speed Morse test, so obviously were more to be trusted on HF than us "No Morse"folks! Many"Z" calls had the bare minimum equipment in the form of 2m Mobile FM rigs------multimode 2m radios were costly, as were 6m & 70cm rigs. We were hence, mainly on 2m FM. Imagine our delight when "N" calls were given access to 2m & 70cm FM, & a new "No Morse" licence called the "Limited Novice" appeared, with no Morse, Novice level theory & also with access to the those two bands Oh, I forgot, ACMA "threw us a bone" in the form of 10m FM only--- Wowie! Finally, in 2004, the Morse test was dropped & our qualifications recognised as "Full Calls" (now "Advanced") All was good, but I have noticed recently, people who came through the "Foundation" system,when agitating for inreased privileges, comparing that to the above, saying "Limited licences were upgraded "with the stroke of a bureaucratic pen". Even with the best wishes towards "F" licences, such nonsense does "rankle in the breast". That said, silly old sods are always with us. I remember, years before I became a ham, on old bloke on 80m AM referring to Limited licence holders:- "They can say what they like ----- they're not real Amateurs".