FCC Drops Code

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by NA2P, Dec 16, 2006.

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  1. KO4RB

    KO4RB Ham Member QRZ Page

    This has been an interesting "first read" for me on this forum.  I used QRZ to study for my Tech exam and had started using it and another site to study code and questions for the General.  I decided to join this forum thinking I would get some good input.  Guess we'll see.
  2. KI4NNL

    KI4NNL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey welcome!
    I got my tech earlier this year, and I did the same thing in finding this forum.  
    Hams seem to be an interesting group of people, and its kinda fun watching the interaction, let alone jumping in the midst of the various flame wars, but this is just one face. Just remember, hams are often, not always, but often, well....   some are lacking a bit in social skills lets just say. Combine that with either youthful inexperience, or with years of self inflated bloviating (see I am covering both sides here  [​IMG]  ) you end up with some interesting exchanges.  The knowledge you can access here though makes it worth it.  There is probably nothing you can ask that you won't get a good set of answers to, along with a debate over which is right and why, followed by rebuttals and insults over who is right and why the other guys opinion is garbage  [​IMG] , but if you keep that in mind, it makes for a fun place.
  3. W4HYI

    W4HYI Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Fall of the Morse Code God! With a simple stroke of the pen the FCC dropped the requirement.
    Now let’s see how many turn in their tickets or sell their equipment on eBay as promised.                                                                                    
     No need to sell it it won't be wroth any thing  they should just throw it away or give to me   alot of these guy are just belly achers [​IMG]
  4. N0KLU

    N0KLU Ham Member QRZ Page

    You and I know that, I was just calling their "bluff". In several threads before they swore they would tear up their tickets and send them back to the FCC and sell all their equipment on eBay! But it was all "talk" and no action! a lot of "foaming at the mouth" and name calling and bad mouthing NCT's but now they will have to live with their words.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. KN4DS

    KN4DS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'd love to hear from some who send in their tickets with CANCEL written in big red letters across the face...

    CW is a mode... just like phone, but I don't have to prove I can speak to get a license.

    However, all these code folks have made me decide to just wait 'til I can pass a Morse code test to upgrade...

    The problem is going to be finding a VE team who'll administer the test.
  6. N4EDT

    N4EDT XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I finished my code and got my General October of 2006. Some oberservations

    1. If you want to learn code there is little available for those who have difficulty in learning by themselves.

    2. The code test only requires receiving at 5 words per minute and does nothing to prepare you to send on the air.

    3. One of the most difficult contacts I ever made was the first CW QSO.

    4. Most who wanted to retain the CW requirement don't use code because they have lost their skills.

    5. Many who have passed their General requirements have never made a CW contact.

    6. The policies of the past and the conduct of Amateur Radio operators at General and above has not encouraged new HAMs to learn or use CW.

    In my opinion, the best thing that will ever happen to encourage the use of CW has been dropping it as a requirement for General and above. CW will now be viewed in the positive light of being an interesting and effective communications mode.

    KI4GKS [​IMG]
  7. KI4RNB

    KI4RNB Banned QRZ Page

    what date will code be droped
  8. N0KLU

    N0KLU Ham Member QRZ Page

    30 days after it is posted in the Federal Register. We are still awaiting that posting.
  9. W5IEI

    W5IEI Guest

    Still waiting!!!!
  10. W7ACT

    W7ACT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes Sir!

    You've got that right. I'm ready to go just waiting for the posting and the Order to go into effect as I got the General Written Exam out of the way yesterday. I've got my Certificate of Completion in hand ready to file when the new privileges go into effect!

    This is the second time I've passed the written exam.....

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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