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Re: RS-12/13 Mode K Issues With The FCC Notice (and P3D too!)



Except for those licensed before 1987.  They are grandfathered to
general.  That makes sense given the restructuring.  In those days,
generals and techs took exactly the same written exam and the
only difference was 13 and 5 wpm.

Bob


At 11:43 PM 12/31/1999 -0500, K5OE@aol.com wrote:
>I read through the rather lengthy notice and did not find any discussion of 
>what becomes of the current Advanced Class sub-band in the 15 m band.  The 
>complete text is available at:
>
>http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/1999/db991230/fcc99412.txt
>
>I will infer, since current Advanced Class licensees will be grandfathered, 
>that a current Technician Class licensee will need to take both the General 
>and the Extra written tests to gain access to the RS-13 mode K uplink (21.260 
>- 21.300).   There does not seem to be any indication in the Notice that 
>General Class licensees will gain access to the 21.225 - 21.300 spectrum.  If 
>that is correct, then effectively the Extra Class sub-band will expand from 
>21.200 - 21.300 when all the grandfathered Advanced Class licensees die off.  
>I find it hard to believe that was the intent of the FCC.  If you can read 
>something else in there, let me know.
>
>Please note the P3D 15 m uplink splits the Extra and Advanced portions 
>(21.210 - 21.250).
>
>73 es Happy New Year,
>Jerry, K5OE
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