CW and the FCC

kd4e kd4e at VERIZON.NET
Fri Dec 15 21:05:47 EST 2006

 > W5EUQ wrote:
> I am a CW guy.  Have been for over 52 years.
> I sure HOPE that this works out okay.  It just may, but I have my doubts. 
> Bob W5EUQ, Extra Class and 35 WPM code proficiency award holder. (got it 
> when I was 15 years old too.... oh well)

No one noticed that the FCC's recent action to
dramatically widen Voice on 80M telegraphed their
long-delayed and much-expected eventual elimination
of Morse Code in coordination with the rest of the

I passed 20WPM so it is not that the code stopped
me but I know a young Ham who was jumping for joy
today as he has a learning disability that was making
code nearly impossible -- he said "I am going to do
nothing but study the General non-stop until I pass!"

For him this was a wonderful Christmas present, for
others it is a change that comes across as a disappointment.

I don't see the FCC as the villan here, though they
may have timed this as a slap at the ARRL for their
recent attacks on the FCC Chairman and their lawsuit re.
BPL.  It is rarely wise to diss bureaucrats so directly.

BTW: This will drive used HF gear values way up as a
flood of new General and Extra class licensees seek
starter rigs.


Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E
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