[FLBOATANCHORS] Re: [Allied] One Man's Attempt To Save Morse Code
W5EUQ at VERIZON.NET
Wed Oct 10 18:48:56 EDT 2007
there is merit to what you say. And I'm not against that idea. It
could very well be that the new system will work. We shall see. I do
NOT see code/CW dying out anytime soon. Too many people really enjoy
it. I'm just addressing the way out future. If there is no incentive
to learn it...and I know that if I had not "had to learn it" that there
is a good chance that I may not have given it the time to learn it. All
I am addressing is an incentive to learn it. 5 WPM is not that big of a
deal...not for those who, while trying to learn it catch on to it's
Okay. I remember when my sister just LOVED shrimp. I couldn't stand
it. She could not understand why.
Then, one day, something happened where I was embarrassed to admit that
I did not like shrimp. So I ate some, along with the rest of the people
I was with. Then something happened. It wasn't as bad as I thought.
Today, shrimp, lobster, crab legs, etc. are foods that I LOVE. But I
hadn't really tried them and had to almost be forced to try them as I
was a meat and potatoes and beans kind of guy then... I was in my early
Get the message? It is not a story to explain ALL here... but it does
have some "merit". Bob
Robert Groh wrote:
> Just a quiet reply to you alone with a bit of comment on what you are
> I was in favor of retaining the CW test for a ham license but that is
> in the past. Personally I greatly enjoy using CW (when I get on the
> air) - I am not particularly good at it but I enjoy it a lot. I got my
> Extra license the hard way - by passing the 20 WPM code testIt is much
> harder to make a CW contact than it is to mash a mike button and talk
> and make a voice contact.
> I do not think you need to take a code test to use CW - frankly
> sending and (most particularly receiving ) code requires some skill -
> you can't just decide to make a CW contact and not know what you
> doing. You will get super frustrated and give up in short order!
> So I see no problem with letting people who have not passed a code
> test operate CW mode.
> Bob, WA2CKY
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Bob W5UQ <W5EUQ at VERIZON.NET>
> To: BOATANCHORS at LISTSERV.TEMPE.GOV
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:36:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [BOATANCHORS-TEMPE] [FLBOATANCHORS] Re: [Allied] One
> Man's Attempt To Save Morse Code
> Just can't keep quiet here.
> I feel that there is also nothing wrong with mandating that, "if one
> wants to operate in the code band, one must pass a code test for that
> particular privilege."
> Many people just want to be able to say that they have "all ham
> privileges" and would go for it. Then they may find that they like it.
> If the privilege of operating code is there without any code test, then
> there is much less encouragement to learn the code.
> I may be wrong. I may be a die hard. However, I am not resisting
> change. I just believe that if one wants to do code, it is best to be
> given an incentive to learn it and be tested on it. The incentive is
> the added privileges and passing the test. (even if it is just 5 wpm)
> Bob W5UQ
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