[AMRadio] Active

Mike Bracey mikebracey at att.net
Tue Dec 20 19:52:13 EST 2016

You're right Rob. You really have to watch us "no code" hams! We're stupid and a danger to ourselves and everyone around us. 

      From: Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>
 To: manualman <manualman at juno.com> 
Cc: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
 Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 4:50 PM
 Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Active
On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 3:04 PM,  <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
> Actually, the Extra Class ranks increased by 68.0K from Dec 1999 to Sept.
> 2016.

Indeed--it used to be that when Extra involved a 20 wpm CW test, the %
of Extras of the entire US licensees hung steady at 5 percent.

Obviously elimination of the CW test, and of course the other aids
facilitating memorization have pumped up the percentage.

What's the result?  Questions to the QST Q&A column from hams with
Extra class call signs looking for answers for such as why their 80 m.
dipole won't work on 40 m.


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