Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by M1MRB, Feb 28, 2021.
Incentive licensing happened 53 years ago. Move on already, people!
THIS!! I remember when I was a kid listening to the old-timers bellyaching about this, and then fuming on about how eliminating the code was the death of the hobby. Oh, the irony! It just proves what I've always known, that trying to please curmudgeons is an act in futility.
Yes, because long-time members of League officialdom had living memory of the fact that it was only because amateur radio had played ball with the government in times of crisis to supply technically- and operationally-savvy personnel critical for the national defense that amateur radio had been restored to anything like its former stature once the crisis had passed. The operative phrase is, "Great idea, Boss!"
But to reiterate a point I made near the end of my post, it's pretty ironic to hear beefs about incentive licensing come from the same camp that now complains of Ham Stupidification. FCC and the League and the stars were all lined up to make everyone an Extra and like it, dammit! We blew our one chance at Golden FCC-ARRL Alignment Toward the Perfection of Ham Radio!
Except ham radio is a hobby, hams aren't conscripts, and the street didn't buy it.
Most people already know what the logical end state of amateur radio licensing is going to be.
Well, maybe not most, but those who think logically, view the recent past and the current state of affairs know.
What has your logical thinking made you conclude?
I already answered this in the 7th post of this thread. The rules of decorum prohibit getting any more specific.
The FCC proposal to consider additional VECs was made under the last administration.
What difference does that make? "Administration" is a misnomer. Ya, a couple of people were switched out on Jan 20, but no many. The majority of the administrative state before Jan 20 and the majority of the administrative state after Jan 20 are the same exact people.
We are digressing. We are moments away from hard feelings. If I support the ARRL, I create hard feelings. If I support the FCC, I create hard feelings.
To try to mitigate any hard feelings either way, I now fully support the new administration which was elected in a free, fair and open election. What ever the FCC is trying to do, I now fully support it because it's what we voted for. I fully support what the American people voted for and I now want everything the American people voted for. Wait... that probably produces harsh feelings too. There's no positive way out of this.
I do not know what the "logical end state of amateur radio licensing".
I strive to extrapolate based on logical outcomes, so it seems phenomenologically puzzling why 'I don't get it'.
For those of us so deprived, perhaps you can be more explicit stating said outcome of the 'end state', and the facts that support that assertion.