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RE: No code

So, tell me-- how much code are you using on MARS these days?
Oh, wait-- DOD banned CW in MARS.. sorry I asked...


>From: "Michael P. Olbrisch" <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>
>Reply-To: <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>
>To: "'Anthony J. Testa'" <ajtesta@juno.com>, <K3ROJAL@aol.com>
>CC: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] No code
>Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 22:05:27 -0000
>My basic premise is "Those who can, Do.  Those who cannot, gripe. (B-T-H)."
>A hammer is far older than Morse code, but you couldn't find a toolbox
>without a hammer.  If you don't like Morse code, don't learn it.  Nobody
>is forcing you to.  There is plenty enough for the no-coders to do without
>touching the code.  Just don't ask for a dumbing down of the rest of the
>world to match your choices.  On the + side, most of the no-coders I
>know have since made the grade, passed the code, and now wonder what
>the big deal was really all about.  They all admit that once they decided
>to just do it, no problem.  The problem starts when the lazy/stubborn
>folks want that free lunch.  Geez people, how hard can it be???
>Vy73,  Mike.   KD9KC    MARS: AAV6EV
>kd9kc@elp.rr.com  -  kd9kc@amsat.org
>Home page: http://www.qsl.net/kd9kc/
>The farthest WEST ham in West Texas.
>El Paso, where we have two seasons;
>Summer, and Christmas.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> > Behalf Of Anthony J. Testa
> > Sent: Thursday, October 28, 1999 3:18 AM
> > To: K3ROJAL@aol.com
> > Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] No code
> >
> >
> > It is a known fact that learning the Morse code increases
> > a persons mental reflexes in other areas, especially music.
> > I say, make
> > it a
> > requirement for all amateurs to at least be able to send and
> > receive 13
> > WPM.
> >
> >
> >
> > Amen... I agree with this position, I am an educator and a
> > licensed ham
> > for nearly ten years. It amazes me the minority of hams who
> > want what the
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