FCC Report and Order Posted on New Rules

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  1. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator QRZ Page

  2. K7FD

    K7FD Subscriber QRZ Page

    Don't forget abt straight key night!

    73 K7FD
  3. KC8ZGW

    KC8ZGW Ham Member QRZ Page

    When? I want to be a part!
  4. KE7JFA

    KE7JFA Guest


    I knew this whole code thing would make babies out of all the old farts.
  5. N7YA

    N7YA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I knew Fred couldnt resist posting another code thread...smart guy.

    I wonder how many posts this one will get up to...600? 700? who knows. I need a forum based website, i wonder what kind of numbers it generates with adclicks.
  6. K6BTM

    K6BTM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just like little children crying at the checkout stand for candy. Mommy (FCC) caves in and a lesson is learned. [​IMG]
    Next time cry that the multiple guess test is tooooo hard and just hand out the candy (Amateur radio licenses). [​IMG]
  7. W6EM

    W6EM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thirty days from three weeks from now. Probably about Valentines day.
  8. N6KZB

    N6KZB Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Oh boy a third forum thread about the same subject, how wonderful. Does QRZ get paid for keyboard  clicks, hi.

    Ok, now to ensure many more QRZ forum pages are created............

    "No Special Advantage to Retaining the Morse Requirement

    In today's R&O, the FCC cast aside arguments that Morse ability is advantageous in emergency communication situations. "The Commission previously addressed the essence of this argument and concluded that most emergency communication today is performed using voice, data, or video techniques," the FCC said. The Commission also turned away assertions that retaining a Morse code requirement would help in keeping out the bad apples.

    "The record is devoid of a demonstrated nexus between Morse code proficiency and on-the-air conduct," the FCC observed. "As a result, we concur with the observation that 'maintaining the code requirement does not purge Amateur Radio of bad operators. Education and self-policing does.'"

    The Commission further reiterated its belief that the ability to demonstrate increased Morse code proficiency doesn't necessarily indicate an applicant's ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art. "A number of commenters agree that the Morse code requirement 'keeps individuals that would enhance the hobby from getting a license,' and that there is 'no relationship between an individual's knowledge of Morse code and that individual's knowledge of radio regulations and practices and skills necessary to operate an amateur station.'"

    So well put !! Another myth put to bed !! [​IMG]
  9. W6EM

    W6EM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Troll-on, buddy.  El zapato es su nombre.

    It helps Fred's 'hit count' that he uses to justify what he charges for ad space.

    At least with eHam, you don't have to put up with obnoxious Avitars.....
  10. W4CBJ

    W4CBJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice going guys. Keep the Morse code controversy alive and well. I understand there is a Morse code program for computers that you can send and receive. Tell Microsoft and others that we want a keyer module built into new computers to make up for our loss on the air. KEEP IT GOING !   73   Joe  W4CBJ
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