HamRadioNow: That ARRL Entry Level License Survey

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K4AAQ, Mar 2, 2017.

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  1. KC8PCL

    KC8PCL Ham Member QRZ Page

    With some reasonable power restrictions like no linear amplifiers, I see no reason not to give some HF privileges on other bands with modes other than CW to current Tech license's. after all, we police our own members to keep the rule's intact. I think it would stimulate the tech's to want to upgrade to general or extra class.
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  2. WF9Q

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    The motivated ones have already done so.

    That would be great for an entry level license, just limit the width of the sub band. A dedicated sub band on 40 meters would be perfect and should be a small sliver. Congestion would drive the need to upgrade.
  3. WJ2L

    WJ2L Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks W2AI for the education update. Rethinking the CB spectrum allocation could be helpful in elimination of some the unnecessary
    qrm. Sorry the 470mHZ was not allocated back then! 73
  4. WJ2L

    WJ2L Ham Member QRZ Page

    SOUNDS reasonable.
  5. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    It is often said that the progression of WWII crammed 75 years of research into a four year period in the field of electronics. Scientists and engineers were working day and night back then to fast-forward technology. UHF in 1946 was just as foreign to radio communications as HF was back in 1920. Hence, the creation of the Technician Class License in 1951 as an "experimenter" not a "communicator" with 220 mc and up privileges. In 1955, Technicians received 6 meters privileges for "experimental purposes" and finally 145-147 mc, in 1959, for the same purpose. With the advent of commercially made VHF radios in the early 60s; the Technician Class operator crossed the barrier from experimenter to communicator.
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  6. AD5KO

    AD5KO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Neat info. :)
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  7. W2AI

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    Novice License privileges back in 1963: 75 watts DC input, crystal control transmitter, cw only on 80,40 and 15 mtrs. AM phone allowed from 145-147 mc.
  8. KA2JMC

    KA2JMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    give novie's 144.000 to 147.999 and UHF and HF and now look for a entry level :(
  9. KN0JI

    KN0JI Subscriber QRZ Page

    More privs for Novices?!? You know of any?
  10. AB3TQ

    AB3TQ Subscriber QRZ Page

    Novice privileges? Any concern about Novice privileges is like updating a seating chart on the Titanic. There are roughly 10,000 of them left (about 1% of the service). They have been declining by about 1,000 licenses per year for the last few years. They seem to keep a very low profile (I have never met one). What would be the point of modifying their privileges now, and how would that improve amateur radio?

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