[AMRadio] "AM Ghetto"

bcarling at cfl.rr.com bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Thu Nov 7 21:19:44 EST 2013

(love it!!)

---- Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com> wrote: 
> I think that we should go back to the way things were around 35 years
> ago and have the FCC do all the testing except for the few who quality
> for the Conditional class, bring back all the CW tests, and call in
> everyone for re-testing who got licensed after 1981, and flush out the
> silent keys, emcomm ambulance chasers, freebanders, paper hams, cyber
> hams, shack-on-a-belt hams, my-husband-made-me-get-a-license hams, the
> astronauts, the "I wouldn't be caught dead at a hamfest" hams, the "I
> picked up the wrong end of a soldering iron and got an owie" hams, the
> "I have all indoor antennas because I don't want any holes in my
> house" hams, the one day wonder two letter call hams, the "my PC is a
> ham rig" hams, the kids lids and space cadets, and get the number of
> licenses in the US down to the number of REAL hams which by my
> estimate would be around 30,000.
> What do you think about THAT Pete?  I will out-troll you any day of
> the week.  HAW HAW HAW
> Rob
> K5UJ
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 7:37 PM,  <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
> > I think here in the 21st century,  the Extra, Advanced, General class
> > distinction, which really only prevails on 80, 40, 20, and 15 meters, a
> > worthless activity for the FCC to maintain. I don't see any point to it
> > any more. There should be a beginner's license class (Notice/Technician)
> > and a class (whatever you want to call it) that gives full access to all
> > amateur frequencies and modes. Adjust the testing requirements somewhere
> > in the middle to cover it.
> >
> > Pete, wa2cwa
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