[AMRadio] the 3600 - 3635 spectrum


Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Sat Dec 16 13:51:11 EST 2006


Yep, I can sympathize with you. My son gained privileges and he's only
been a ham for 3 years. Stepping back, Extras and Techs gained over the
recent FCC changes, but in gains and losses in a fixed environment, if
somebody gets gain, somebody has to take the loss,

I don't remember how long ago the Advanced Class License testing was
killed but it seems to have become the ugly step child of amateur radio
similar to the Novice Class.

But we can still dazzle them with our SDR's.

Pete, wa2cwa


On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 11:54:25 -0600 "A.R.S. -  W5AMI"
<ars.w5ami at gmail.com> writes:
> On 12/16/06, Peter Markavage <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
> > It probably would be a good idea to review some of the 3888 
> comments on
> > WT 05-235 that address the code issue, among other issues that 
> were on
> > the table, when it was introduced. Personally, I believe you're 
> beating a
> > dead horse. It's been in the wind since the last WARC world-wide
> > gathering. There's probably no rational reasoning that you could 
> come up
> > with that probably hasn't been vented to the FCC already.
> >
> I suspect you're right Pete...
> 
> One thing that does bother me about some of this is how they have
> ignored the ham that _did_ get 13wpm who are not yet Extra, in
> particular the Advanced Class.  Seems that 13 wpm should be worth
> something, but as it stands, an old Advanced class operator is 
> given
> no more credit towards advancing to Extra than someone with no code 
> at
> all.  That to me is simply not fair no matter how you look at it.
> 
> That's life though, huh?



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