FCC ISSUES NPRM TO ELIMINATE CODE REQUIREMENT

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  1. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - the FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to eliminate morse code from all amateur licensing requirements. The proposal states that:
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    The full 29 page text of the proposal may be downloaded (286K, .pdf) HERE
     
  2. N6AAI

    N6AAI Ham Member QRZ Page

    It will be a sad day when the change takes effect. [​IMG]
     
  3. NA0D

    NA0D Ham Member QRZ Page

    Its about time.
    At least they're keeping the written testing requirements.

    Its a good day when it comes.
     
  4. W5MJL

    W5MJL Ham Member QRZ Page

    We are one step closer to CB
    Oh goody, now we have three threads about the same subject.
     
  5. KI4GKW

    KI4GKW Ham Member QRZ Page

    In my opinoin, not everyone needs to know CW, it's a good mode don't get me wrong, but people like myself like hearing voices and not beeps. I think it would be a good idea to keep code, as a extra requirement, not as a requirement to make it on HF. That's my one and a half cents worth.

    Paul
    KI4GKW
     
  6. N3ZQT

    N3ZQT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't think you should have to know CW to have access to HF.  
     
  7. W6EM

    W6EM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Since one of the purposes of the service is to "promote international good will", they can now substitute a fluency requirement in a foreign language.

    Or, perhaps a requirement to be able to keyboard text at a speed of at least 20 WPM.  Perkins Brailers an acceptable alternative.

    And, we will pay dearly for the priviledge.

    Notice the language about utilizing the afforded spectrum more efficiently.  CW is a very narrow bandwidth mode.  Weird.  Just plain weird.  But, I think I detect a preference for bandwidth-segregated spectrum...


    Lee
    W6EM
     
  8. WD5KCA

    WD5KCA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree completely with the proposal.
     
  9. Guest

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    I already put my .02 in. I still think they should keep it. if nothing else gets through,then the cw will.personally i think it is (expletive deleted). "AND THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT TO SAY ABOUT THAT."[​IMG]
     
  10. KA0GKT

    KA0GKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    ...and now may the rants and flames begin!
     
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