Danger to CW Operations - Phase 3D CW

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    WB8HRO writes...


    PHASE 3 in the destruction of CW. CW is illegal on every military radio service including Mars. If it is not already, it will soon be illegal on all other radio services and eventually amateur radio as well.




    In January, many of the politicians (i.e. the Board of Directors, or Division Directors) at the ARRL will continue to implement the next phase in their plan of eliminating all CW requirements for all classes of amateur licenses.



    We must let the politicians (i.e. the Board of Directors, or Division Directors) at the ARRL know the Board must decide to reaffirm the current policy on CW. If this policy is not reaffirmed, we will spend a lot of time campaigning for the opponents of our current Division Director in the next election. No excuses, ARRL politicians, show leadership and make sure your colleagues and you reaffirm the current policy on CW.



    Please email, snail mail, and telephone your Division Director and let him know you'll join in the movement to remove him from office if the current CW policy is not reaffirmed.



    DANGER The board is planning even more destruction, read their words.



    The ARRL Letter, Vol 19, No 45 states: "The ARRL Board of Directors will review the League's position on the Morse code as an international licensing requirement when it gathers for its annual meeting in January. Because the issue is expected to come up at the IARU Region 2 Conference next October ... " " ... In January, the Board may decide to reaffirm this policy, to modify it, or to seek additional input from members. In the past, a majority of members has supported the policy."



    "The ARRL's Morse policy was formalized by Board resolution in 1993. It supports the retention in the International Radio Regulations of the provision obliging administrations to require that applicants demonstrate ability to send and receive Morse code before they may operate below 30 MHz."



    "The Executive Committee also proposed that the Board determine a process for
    soliciting membership input on possible repartitioning of the HF bands in
    restructuring's wake. ... The FCC has declined to
    take up any possible repartitioning, however, until it's had a chance to
    gauge the effects of restructuring. Amateur Radio license restructuring
    became effective last April 15."



    We elected these guys and we can elect someone else! But you must let them know now.



    Please email, snail mail, and telephone your Division Director and let him know you'll join in the movement to remove him from office if the current CW policy is not reaffirmed.



    For more information see the CW Revolution Web Page.
     
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