Morse Code Eliminated by FCC

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  1. K8CPA

    K8CPA Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is truly a sad day in Amateur Radio. [​IMG]

    This Kenwood 950 can sit and ROT for all I care. [​IMG]

    Truly, Truly Sad. [​IMG]

    73 DE K8CPA


  2. KE5FRF

    KE5FRF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello YC station!

    Well, as a member of the international amateur radio community, you must be aware that the international regulations changed recently, and the FCC in the US is just following suit. It is purely a REGULATORY decision. It frees up resources within our government and cuts down on paperwork.

    That is the black and white no nonsense reason, like it or not.
  3. K4WDE

    K4WDE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Alrighty now! I've been waiting for years for this. Now you guys have lost your best thing. What you argue for. Like we lost our favorite enemy: the USSR. Look what we have now, a bunch of whining terrorists. Bah, who wants em. Not worthy of our sword.

    Now........ what I've really been waiting for...............


    ********RIP: Code/No-code 2007*******

    I'll lay odds right now, within the week, that NCT in it's victory throes will become.............

    Wait for it...........................


    a little longer.....................

    just a little longer.......................


    (N)o (T)est at (A)ll

    May the bird of Paradise fly up the arse of the next one
    who starts a code/no-code thread!
  4. K6CS

    K6CS Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    So, in other words.....
    All HF bands in the General Class section of 10-160 meters?
    Kinda a pity...I had mixed feelings about losing the morse requirement but then again, who am I to say.
    Thanks for the info Ron & 73...
    Charlie  KE6OUD
  5. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You'll be a general when you have a license that says "general" on it, or at least have turned in your paperwork, and waited for the rule change.

    You will have no additional privileges before then.

  6. KB4YKJ

    KB4YKJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I put that in. Didn't read the final product before I hit submit
  7. K6CS

    K6CS Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Ok, I've got it now & thanks for the help from Bill & the others to clarify on this...I'll just keep on it & hope to pass before the rule changes...

    73, Charlie  KE6OUD
  8. WX0DX

    WX0DX Ham Member QRZ Page

    What did you expect after the cw portion was opened up for phone use?
  9. KC0KBC

    KC0KBC Ham Member QRZ Page

    My feelings exactly. Everyone who feels this is the death of Amateur Radio offends me, because it makes the assumption that every new ham (like me) is a CB'er, an idiot, a dolt who knows nothing about the service and has no respect for its traditions. Have a little faith, people.

    I'm a new no-code Tech, as of mid-September. I had set myself a goal to become a General - or at least to get the Element 1 passed - before this happened. Due to a death in the family halfway across the country, my schedule got pushed out. But the point is, I'm afraid now that me and others like me will forever be considered "CB'ers Lite" because of our status at this point in time.

    I'm as disappointed in this decision as anyone, and I can assure you I will persue code proficiency (at a whole lot higher than 5wpm) regardless. I've talked personally with other Techs in my area who feel the same way. Just today I enrolled in a 10-week class starting in January to begin the process of becoming code proficient. The primary reason I chose this particular class is that it will be taught by a guy who has been a ham since they invented dirt; this may be the best opportunity I ever have to learn from someone who has done it all. Those plans will not change after today.

    While I disagree with the decision, it isn't the automatic death of Amateur radio. It all depends on the new folks coming into the activity, and how everyone continues to portray the tradition, importance, and especially the technical merits of code. I have the utmost respect for the traditions of Amateur, the hurdles you more seasoned Amateurs had to overcome, and the astonishing amount of technical knowledge you posess. I only ask that us new guys be given the chance to prove that we aren't all a bunch of CB'ers, and that many of us have a strong interest in helping to hand your stories down to future generations.

    Please, don't put folks like me in a position where we have to apologize for the rest of our lives because we only recently came into your avocation.

    Mike, KC0KBC
  10. KB4YKJ

    KB4YKJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    You do have to wait 30 days for it to be published in the federal register. I thought I put that in, hit submit and forgot about it. Nothing happens till it hits that register. I would continue learning the code if you have gone this far just for the satisfaction of knowing you didn't waste your time.
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