Morse Code Eliminated by FCC

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Dec 16, 2006.

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  1. W6FYK

    W6FYK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Such optimisim!!!!!!!

    Now the crybabies come out.

    Cant you get over change?
  2. KY5U

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    Come on guys, the fat lady has sung....
  3. KB4YKJ

    KB4YKJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    You are now a full fledged General as soon as it is published in the federal register which normally 30 days. If you wish to learn it for the personal satisfaction you can because there are still bands alloted to code. All of the no code Techs just become equal to tech plus and can now talk 28.300-28.500 legally. Enjoy.
  4. W4HLK

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    This is inconceivable. How could they just sneak this in under the radar? I know there are a lot of people out there that that will make great hams, but they have just opened up Pandora’s box. How can they do this? It’s like taking down the gate. The gate was flimsy and could be easy over run, but it was a gate. This we knew was coming but they sneaked it in the dark of night under the reveling few that made general and were proud of it. Now the legions come to undermine the miniscule efforts of the few that did try 5Wpm. So here we stand at the end of amateur radio. In the years coming they will say “It’s out of control we should give the frequency to the commercial services.”

    How could they do this to us???
  5. N7YA

    N7YA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Steve! NO!!  Give it to me, i still like ham radio...I think we'll be fine. i only hear nastiness from old extras and advanced people on SSB for the last 25 years of my hobby i usually hang out on CW and rarely hear any nastiness there.

    CW is not going away, nothing will change, i dont believe its the agenda of new hams to take a test to destroy ham radio...i just dont think it will be the end of the world. People in general will change as human beings and become less considerate and courteous, its people...not a hobby.

    I agree with the earlier post...get ready for a LOOOOONG thread of emotional outpouring.

    I think the last 15 years of this debate has hurt us more than the subject itself...we look like a bunch of whiny sissies arguing about something that wont harm us physically or financially...its a hobby, a hobby i love, but its still just a hobby.  aaah, you guys dont care, let the brutal attacks and hatred continue.

    Anyway, nice to see you, Steve.

    73...Adam, N7YA
  6. KD5SCF

    KD5SCF Ham Member QRZ Page

    10 meter band is gonna get! And testing locations are going to have to find a few more chairs!

    Time to break out those titanium umbrellas...the sky is falling...bigtime!
  7. NA0D

    NA0D Ham Member QRZ Page

    OH BOO HOO! Get over yourself....
  8. K0CBA

    K0CBA Ham Member QRZ Page

    5 wpm WAS NO CODE!!
    But it looks like whinning, crying, yelling "gimme, gimme, gimme" has finally paid off.    The no gumption pus heads 1, ham radio 0.
  9. N7YA

    N7YA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ok, maybe it would help if i had actually hit the "quote" button so you guys know what im saying....
  10. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not quite.

    The rules won't take effect for maybe 60 days. If you really want to pass the code, do it now. You will be one of the last "code tested" amateurs in the US.

    If you don't want to take the code, wait until the new rules kick in. Then take your CSCE to a VE session, and turn it in for a general ticket.

    You WILL NOT automatically become a general. You have to make the move AFTER the rule change, or take the code test between now and then.

    Either way, good luck.

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