Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W1SAR, Jun 13, 2017.
Are you at Jamaica? from time to time on CW?
You are a very rude and disrespectful person.
Long live JT-65!
That's interesting...because I have operated almost everyday for the past 10 months and have yet to here that on phone or cw.
Maybe that sort of stuff is happening on the lower end of bands where the extra class ticket holders operate.
How do you figure? I was just being factual.
So the no code, yes code, argument continues into infinity. There is sooooo much I would like to point out. But this is not the hill I care to die on right now. It could be just the tourist bonanza that country needs. In another 20 years, they could be on the most wanted list for DXCC credit on CW.
It's too late now, but what should have been considered a monumental achievement is obtaining the "Extra" class license. It should have only been given to those who achieved a true code proficient ability to copy and send 21 WPM along with a passing score on the written exam. Now it is handed out to anyone that can memorize the answers in a question pool without ever making a single CW contact. Extra Class should have been what the name means. Those who achieve it now have the "Extra" privileges to operate in the allotted segments in the band plan reserved for Extra Class operators. Where is the incentive? Where is the honor of allowing those who achieved this ability to be in a class above? Perhaps Extra-Plus. Wouldn't give any additional privileges but would give credit where it is due. Anyone can operate in digital modes using the proper equipment, but a seasoned Amateur Operator can do it in their head!
Yeah, much too late. Let's face it: Amateur Extra class is the new Novice. Spend some time on any ham radio site, and you will be a believer in short order.
When FCC dropped the Morse requirement altogether, they forgot to let ALL license classes use the bottom 25 kHz of 80, 40, 20, and 15m. Someone who passed a Morse exam for the Novice/Tech/General/Advanced license isn't allowed to use it but, a no-code Extra allowed. That's bassackwrds.
Add to that, the fone bands were expanded downward, reducing the non-fone portions.
Ahh you poor punkin'. Do you want some cheese with your whine?
"No code" extras are not allowed on the bottom portion of those bands. Now you have to find something else to make you the victim.