[AMRadio] FW: Latest ARRL Big Push..! Spanish Tests..!!

Peter Markavage 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.

Pete, wa2cwa

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 
> if
> 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 
> beleive
> someone petitioned the FCC, not sure if it was the ARRgghhL or not, 
> about
> changing a rule in Sec.97 with regards to administering Ham exams 
> in
> 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 
> better
> 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 
> is
> where I read it.
> Mod-U-Lator,
> Mike(y)
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