GB> Morse Code Requirement Eliminated

kd4e kd4e at VERIZON.NET
Fri Dec 15 22:42:47 EST 2006

I should have clarified a bit more.

It was apparent to no one that this decision was
imminent as they had dawdled about it for a year
and a half.  We knew it was coming but not just

The surprise addition of voice spectrum on 80M might
have given some observers pause but I didn't read
any such comments anywhere!

Pairing it with a terse denial of the ARRL request
suggests it bears an element of a slap.

I am troubled to read that they have re-activated
the QRM-bots ability to operate -- though they have
to be 500Hz or narrower and stay in the CW-Data
segment of 80M.

Meanwhile the addition of voice spectrum on 80M
should spread things out a bit and open room for
CW between 3800 & 4000.

 > Peter A Markavage wrote:
> I didn't look at eham but it's been discussed in several places since
> late this afternoon on the QRZ web site board. I believe the FCC notice
> came late in the day and probably caught the ARRL at close of business or
> beyond.
>> Wow!  Didn't even know they were looking at this
>> right now.


Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E
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