FCC Noncommital on Code Changes

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Feb 18, 2006.

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  1. KB9AZA

    KB9AZA Ham Member QRZ Page

    the way i look at this is, if it gets more people involed in the hobbie its for the best. but they do need to find a way to make the people awhere of what you can do with cw that you cant with phone. i have had my ticket sents 1989 and i have the 5 wd a min. but i have not used it every. its not something i want to do with the hobbie. but the code has kept me of the hf bands becuase i could not get that 13wd. i tried and tried, gust could not get it. anyway i like what they are trying to do but hoop that they do something to save the code all togather. thank kb9aza.
  2. N7YA

    N7YA Ham Member QRZ Page


    Im just one guy, im an extra because i wanted the extra spectrum. I passed the 20wpm in 1984 because i had to....but i use CW almost exclusively. i simply enjoy it.

    but thats not controversial, that wont start a nice big fight. I dont want it to.

    Nope, but this thread sure will, im sorry to say...I have never owned a keyboard. well i am typing with this one, thats about it....oh, and i have a DX7 for studio work, but i digress...i am an old fashioned, young ham at 40. I use an old SpeedX bug for dx work, a straight key for talking to novice/tech hams who actually get on HF (i love talking to newbies), I build my own antennas...i even use paper logs because i can convey the emotion of the moment better. and i like to go back and read my old logs....besides, paper logs dont crash. :) the point is, we can survive this...its up to the individual to decide how much they enjoy doing this and how much neccessity can still be derived from the ARS.

    Anyway, i come in peace...i know this thread will become very ugly, and i dont really want to be here when it does.

    Just watch, this thread will define what is wrong with this forum...i agree with the others, let this subject die. the FCC will do what it wants to do and it seems the 'fight' is falling on deaf ears, unless im mistaken.

    I will continue to use CW, i will also use SSB when i feel like it. I know this post will fade into the backstretch, but please...lets all try to remain civilized in the coming pages....they are going to be dark, very dark.

    Im boarding up my windows for this one.

    73...Adam, N7YA
  3. N3TTN

    N3TTN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Man, I almost broke a rib laughing so hard when I saw that one, and the description is very appropriate for the chuckster....nice work ekg!!
  4. NA0D

    NA0D Ham Member QRZ Page

    All done with good humor.
  5. KI9G

    KI9G Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree. Have you heard some of those "old timers" NOT wanting anyone on the HF bands. Have you ever listened to some of those guys on HF telling people that 'THIS IS MY FREQ'? It's pathetic. I'm a no code tech running all vhf and uhf. I'm not going anywhere...staying right here next to echolink and my repeaters.
    Have a nice day!
  6. K3NG

    K3NG Ham Member QRZ Page

  7. N8PU

    N8PU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree with some of the others, either do or don't eliminate the code.

    But then isn't the FCC a government agency, when if ever has any branch of the government moved with any speed at all, unless it is to give themselves a pay raise. [​IMG]
  8. KI4KCJ

    KI4KCJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Your definately right on the hate thing. This subject has caused so much hate in one of the best hobbies ive ever gotten in to. Turning HAM's against other HAM's because they want to wait for the code to be dropped. I used to be in favor of it, but all of the attitude about it makes it not even worth it.
  9. K0RGR

    K0RGR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    After spending many hours composing my responses to the 18 petitions, only to see FCC take the laziest and cheapest path to a solution (I'm not saying NCT's are lazy - I'm saying the FCC is...) my response to their NPRM was pretty much "...Do it, and get it over with, so we can stop twisting in the wind...". I'm hoping they exercise a little bit more gray matter before the final R+O.
  10. W0GI

    W0GI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Adam,

    I still have my DX7, though it is not used much anymore. I also have a TX816, though I have already sold one module on Ebay, with the rest going later.

    The Hammond B3 is my favorite "old keyboard"

    But I am a guitar player anyway, so it is ok for me to have ancient keyboards.

    You are right, this thread will become another qrz.com "hell on earth". But what else is new.

    Maybe CW is about dead, but it sure is fun, and the best way to work DX on AA batteries in a QRP rig.

    The Elecraft KX1 is my next rig. Out in the woods, with 2 watts, and still working stations. Now that is cool.

    --... ...-- Bob
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