|[AMRadio] FW: Latest ARRL Big Push..! Spanish Tests..!!|
manualman at juno.com
Sun Aug 5 20:58:26 EDT 2007
Old, old, news!
See the FCC's response to the request by the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio
And ARRL Letter, dated March 2, 2007, half way down the page:
FCC Says No to Petition Calling for Exams in Languages other than
It wasn't even an ARRL Push, but it's still "good" fodder for some.
On Sun, 5 Aug 2007 19:36:40 -0400 "Mike Sawyer" <w3slk at hughes.net>
> Bob wrote:
> Hay All just received a copy of this...Do not know if it is true but
> it is we all need to take action with the ARRL...
> Stupidity reigns if true...
> Bob W1PE
> I'll bet this has something to do with the FCC recent finding. I
> someone petitioned the FCC, not sure if it was the ARRgghhL or not,
> changing a rule in Sec.97 with regards to administering Ham exams
> Spanish. This was due to the VEC's down in Puerto Rico not being
> able to
> translate from Spanish to English and visa versa. If memory serves
> me, the
> FCC denied the petition stating that there were already rules
> governing how
> exams are administered and that the petitioning group, would be
> served going before the group of VEC's.
> I may have some of the details wrong but I think that is where
> this all
> came about. Check the FCC public affairs page because I beleive that
> where I read it.
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