FCC ISSUES NPRM TO ELIMINATE CODE REQUIREMENT

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  1. N2NH

    N2NH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh, then why do NCTs have a problem when it's pointed out that the CB Radio Service is already a form of HF operating not requiring a Code Test? To the FCC, all radio is a service.
     
  2. W0UZR

    W0UZR Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's right. That's what I go by. I never seen where the FCC calls Amateur Radio a hobby. They are the ones that run all the radio stuff, so if they don't know, then who does?
    btw, you change your avatar more than I change channels on the TV.
     
  3. N2NH

    N2NH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep, keep 'em guessing. Just becuase the FCC calls it a service, doesn't mean it's a "Service" Technician UZR. If that was the case, we'd have rank. And that obviously isn't the case since the Extras get absolutely no respect from many Techs. Don't see CB'ers getting in a crimp about being a "Service" either and they got just a tad less sense than Techs. So that shoots down that whole "Service" bubble. Heck, we've got the Family Radio Service too. Just what do you think "Service" means??
     
  4. W0UZR

    W0UZR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well No. 1 I'm a general, and 2, the FCC calls radio a service like telephone is a service. The armed forces don't use HF frequencies any more. Or if they do, they don't rely on it. And we are suppose to be using Amateur Radio in disasters. I announced MidCars for a while, and that's a service where we relay mobiles to whoever is calling them from fixed station and can't hear each other. There's the Marine Mobile net on 14.300 there, and that's called a service. Amateurs helps in communications in all kinds of situations, like hearing someone's call for help from someone that's boating, and their boat is sinking.
    Well, whether those are services or not, that's what I think they mean by service. But I can't be sure the FCC says service means the same thing.
     
  5. N2NH

    N2NH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Okay General UZR. I'm just a dumb Extra, but it seems that everybody here still wants to be one.

    Hamming is what you want it to be. Hamming is what you make it. It can be a "service" or a "hobby". When the FCC calls it a service, it's basically just the frequencies set aside for this bunch of licensees.

    Hams that have called Amateur Radio a 'Hobby':

    W9UWL
    KD5CLK
    K6BBC
    VE1IDX
    KC9GUZ
    W5LJM (Said 'hobby' was key word to hamming.)
    K0RGR
    W0LC
    AK7V
    KG4DCI
    W5HTW
    AG4YO

    Just a short list. For all the gory details, check here.

    You got your service in my hobby.
    You got your hobby in my service...
    For all I care it's two, two, two types of radio in one.
     
  6. W9GRN

    W9GRN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Let me add one for December.Thankyou! [​IMG]
     
  7. KD5HLG

    KD5HLG Ham Member QRZ Page

    ITS SAD to find out there are still people out there  who donot want people like my self ,who after having been in electronics for more than 40 yrs, passed 22 US NAVY electronics schools with the highest possiable scores, was trusted to trans/rec on military for 20 yrs, but  because i have some sort of mintle block as well as a hearing problem caused by jet, they dont think i qualify to be on HF because they passed code and i cant this is a grose ingust to me. KD5HLG 73'S [​IMG]
     
  8. KD5HLG

    KD5HLG Ham Member QRZ Page

    ITS SAD to find out there are still people out there having donot want people like my self who after having been in electronics for more than 40 yrs, passed 22 US NAVY electronics schools with the highest possiable scores, was trusted to trans/rec on military for 20 yrs, but because i have some sort of mintle block as well as a hearing problem caused by jet, they dont think i qualify to be on HF because they passed code and i cant this is a grose ingust to me. KD5HLG 73'S
     
  9. N2NH

    N2NH Ham Member QRZ Page

    National Weather Service
    US Postal Service
    Internal Revenue Service
    National Park Service
    Educational Testing Service
    Public Broadcasting Service
    USDA Forest Service
    US Fish and Wildlife Service
    US Customs Service
    BBC World Service
    United States Secret Service
    Juggling Information Service
    Selective Service System
    United States Marshals Service
    Vision Service Plan
    Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Her Majesty's Courts Service
    National Technical Information Service
    Immigration and Naturalization Service
    Church World Service
    Service Corps Of Retired Executives
    The Cybercast News Service
    Religion News Service
    Small Business Service
    American Jewish World Service
    Pacific News Service
    New Zealand Immigration Service
    The Pension Service
    The National Blood Service
    German Academic Exchange Service
    Environmental Health Information Service

    As seen in the short list above, there are a lot of "Services". Amateurs seem to be alone in thinking theirs is a Gov't Service when there is no legal right too. Small wonder some of us carry 'badges'.
     
  10. KD5NCO

    KD5NCO Ham Member QRZ Page

    n2nh Posted: Nov. 22 2005,01:01  
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    Okay General UZR.  I'm just a dumb Extra, but it seems that everybody here still wants to be one.

    Hamming is what you want it to be.  Hamming is what you make it.  It can be a "service" or a "hobby".  When the FCC calls it a service, it's basically just the frequencies set aside for this bunch of licensees.  

    Hams that have called Amateur Radio a 'Hobby':

    W9UWL
    KD5CLK
    K6BBC...
    ....
    ....
    (long list removed for reading clarity)
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    n2nh Posted: Mar. 06 2006,12:50  

    National Weather Service
    US Postal Service
    Internal Revenue Service
    National Park Service
    German Academic Exchange Service
    Environmental Health Information Service....
    ....
    ....
    (long list removed for reading clarity)

    As seen in the short list above, there are a lot of "Services".  Amateurs seem to be alone in thinking theirs is a Gov't Service when there is no legal right too.  Small wonder some of us carry 'badges'.

    So stewing about Hobby vs. Service for 3 1/2 months OM?

    Hummmm  who woulda thunk it! (grin)

    Sure wish the FCC would post that R&O...Maybe when they meet this Friday it will be on the agenda.
     
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