FCC ISSUES NPRM TO ELIMINATE CODE REQUIREMENT

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  1. N2MMM

    N2MMM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've never seen such a bunch of children. The FCC will sell out the Amateur frequencies to their cronies in a heartbeat the second they think they could get away with it. the Amateur community had better stand together and learn to LOVE the NO CODE R&O.
     
  2. N2NH

    N2NH Ham Member QRZ Page

    When it's a done deal. Time will tell. It ain't over 'till the fat lady sings. Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes. Removal of tag prohibited by law. There are WMD's in Iraq. If man could fly, God would've given him wings...

    Gullibility runs in packs.

    Besides, I think you'd look good with a nice shiny "No Code Ham Operator" badge on. The FCC did an NPRM and all I got was this shirt. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. KD5NCO

    KD5NCO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well the FCC did not act on it yesterday, Friday 17th, and they have not posted the agenda for April yet. They only meet about every two weeks.
     
  4. KD5NCO

    KD5NCO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is iconboard broken

    I know there are posts after 18 Mar 06 on this thread?
     
  5. K3ROJ

    K3ROJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    CW going strong in 2010

    Well, here it is January 2010 and the bands are packed with CW, more than in 2005. In the last 2 years, I have worked over 4,000 CW stations on 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metres. I believe most hams that wanted CW to go are the ones using FM repeaters, never really getting into amateur radio as such, just wanting to chat, never knowing that feeling of accomplishment by learning the code.
     
  6. W0DV

    W0DV Ham Member QRZ Page

    5 wpm Extra here :)

    I hate VHF/UHF. I use them very seldom.
    I don't need CW to feel a sense of accomplishement. Children learn CW quicker than adults do, it isn't a big deal. It's just a mode.

    Here is a list of things that are important to me and give me a sense of accomplishment.

    Raising 3 kids
    being married for 26 years.
    graduating from college
    having a good job
    having a nice home.

    CW doesn't come close, LOL. It's up there with making paper airplanes.
     
  7. AB1GA

    AB1GA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Okay, here it goes everybody:

    a. If you like CW, use it, enjoy it, but let's not use it as a tool for self-approval at the expense of unnecessary criticism of others.

    b. If you hate CW, ignore it, but please remember that the only cooties associated with CW are sideswiper keys, and they aren't catchy.


    Perhaps this thread could be given the heave-ho as part of the ongoing housecleaning process. :mad:
     
  8. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I second that :)
     
  9. W0DV

    W0DV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I do not hate CW and I seldom use it. It is a mode. Nothing more, nothing less.
    I am into the hobby for my own personal enjoyment. I like to build power supplies, home brew antennas. My mode of choice is SSB. If someone else doesn't like it then they should stay quiet, period.

    Should the thread be shut down? nah. Just ban the person who decided that it needed to be revived in spite of recent warnings about flaming over the CW issue. May of 2006 was the last post of this thread until someone decided it needed gasoline thrown on it. Hmmm, why is that?
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
  10. WB1HJS

    WB1HJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Coming back into the hobby after 16 years out, just in time to find out the code requirement was eliminated -- I'm astounded by the activity on CW, the amount of people learning it on their own because they want to, and the nets on HF to help them learn. I think the decision to eliminate the requirement was sound -- I didn't always.

    PS -- I don't venture onto FM repeaters.;)
     
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