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Re: ARRL License Restructuring Proposal



If you are currently a Tech + or Novice, you will be placed in Category C with
all General Class Licenses.  No tests, just presto-changeo full HF privileges.

Foxes wrote:

> "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
> <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> 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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