|[AMRadio] US General class licence no longer accepted
rbethman at comcast.net
Wed Feb 6 17:27:06 EST 2008
Yep, it figures!! I took MY general 28 years ago. Did it at the
Atlanta FCC office AND the Old-Fashioned way.
Ran CW for a year or so at up to 35 WPM with a Nye-Viking Straight key.
Now some bozo's want to ignore it, BUT accept an Extra License that I
can go take after sitting down for an evening memorizing garbage that I
DON'T want anything to do with!!!!
Bob - NØDGN
Bob Bethman/NØDGN/BC-610/Northern Radio
SP-600 Manassas, VA - MultiBand Dipoles
D. Chester wrote:
> CEPT (The European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications
> Administration) no longer accepts US Amateurs below Advanced. General
> and below no longer have full CEPT privileges in CEPT Countries.
> "Changes in the US license structures and examinations often have
> ancillary implications beyond the immediate impact upon the US
> licensees," said Dan Henderson, N1ND, ARRL Regulatory Information
> It looks like the US ham licence is going the way of the US dollar and
> US prestige abroad. The test has finally been "restructured" to the
> point where the class that used to make up the majority of US
> licensees are no longer recognized as hams.
> And this has nothing to do with eliminating the code requirement.
> Most European countries got rid of it before we did.
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