GB> Morse Code Requirement Eliminated

kd4e kd4e at VERIZON.NET
Fri Dec 15 20:59:05 EST 2006

I am not a lawyer nor an expert on parsing bureaucratic
legalese but the words they use (see below) sure suggest
immediate implementation.

It would not be the first time someone told me that
bureaucrat-speak meant one thing when it meant another!

"Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) *adopted*
a Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration *(Order)*
that modifies the rules for the Amateur Radio Service by
revising the examination requirements for obtaining a
General Class or Amateur Extra Class amateur radio operator
license and revising the operating privileges for Technician
Class licensees."

"With *today’s elimination* of the Morse code exam requirements ..."

>>   Is this a proposed ruling or is in in place now? 
> See the FCC web page:
> News item at top center. It says there's a Report and Order, but doesn't 
> give the exact text of the R&O, nor the effective date.
>  >From what it says, if you have a Technician, you will get Tech Plus HF 
> privileges automatically. Anything else requires an upgrade to General 
> or Extra.
> 73 de Jim, N2EY
> Does that mean that I
>> can now operate on the HF bands?  If so, I'm going to get myself into the
>> issue of transmitting loop antennas as well as the receiving variety.  
>> Can't
>> have any antennas of any sort on the house where I live.
>>     I've had some ideas about active transmitting loop antennas that are
>> just begging to be taken out of the filing cabinet.


Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E
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