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Re: ARRL License Restructuring Proposal



"Send them back"..."Lump them with"....????


-----Original Message-----
From: Red Johnson <redj@together.net>
To: Michael P. Olbrisch <kd9kc@whc.net>
Cc: Bernard F. Gaffney, Jr. <n8pvz@hotmail.com>; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
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Date: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ARRL License Restructuring Proposal


>I guess I would be one of the sour pusses who wonders, why did I bother to
>upgrade to General?  An automatic upgrade to priviliges of General by
having
>passed the Novice test?  The Tech + test?  Is there nothing contained in
the
>General test that neither Techs or Novices need to know?  Why not at least
>require passing the written element?
>
>I guess the pride a lot of us felt in passing the General wasn't well
founded if
>it will become meaningless under the proposed rule changes.
>
>Why not move all current General Class licensees into Class B to recognize
their
>past accomplishments rather than send them back a step and lump them with
those
>who didn't upgrade?
>
>73 de Red
>K1RED
>
>Michael P. Olbrisch wrote:
>
>> Bernard F. Gaffney, Jr. wrote:
>>
>> > Has anyone else heard of the ARRL's proposed license restructuring, and
>> > if so, what do you think of it, in relationship to satelliting(to coin
a
>> > word)?
>> > Any other thoughts?
>>
>> I like it.  There is something in it for everybody.  The proponents of
MORSE
>>
>> CODE (like me) don't loose anything.  Those that want to eliminate code
>> get an easier shot at it.  There will be sour-pusses on the left and
right
>> of
>> this, but I see it as a win-win deal.  I believe it will not affect
>> satellite opns
>> as we are a sorta specialized group, unless the satellite bands are
somehow
>> opened to repeaters (heaven forbid!!!)  We all need to watch this very
>> closely to protect satellite and DX windows ON ALL BANDS, HF,
>> VHF, UHF, and beyond.  A mistake in this could result in AO-10 and P3D
>> uplink interference, or RS-12/15 downlink interference.  Any other
>> thoughts???
>>
>> --
>> Vy73,  Mike.  KD9KC
>> kd9kc@whc.net
>> The farthest West ham in West Texas.
>> (whereit is raining (huray) tonight)
>>
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