[AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww


mark lexnonscripta at usa.com
Sun Apr 30 00:31:44 EDT 2017


Well, at least there will be CB! Yeeee Hawwww!!!!


> The original Novice license did not require much (if any) technical 
> knowledge. It really only required the legal stuff and the 5WPM CW 
> requirement.
>
> During their one year license period they had to learn enough 
> technical stuff to upgrade.
>
> But to get new people the ARRL has been continuously DUMBING DOWN the 
> requirements for the current entry level.
>
> And it has not rally worked. If you don't have a technical interest in 
> radio who needs Ham Radio? NO ONE!
>
> In another ten or twenty years there won't be any Ham Radio.
>
> I head very little HF CW here except on contest days. And I think a 
> lot of that is computer generated.
>
> Today I turned on my 2M FM rig to check the local repeater activity. 
> There hasn't been any. Just the repeater identifying itself.
>
> In this area Ham Radio is in decline.
>
> Bob Macklin
> K5MYJ
> Seattle, Wa.
> "Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "W. Harris" <nbcblue at hotmail.com>
> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww
>
>
>>
>> "The more trained ham radio operators we have, the more likely we are to
>> actually be able to keep our bands and maybe get new ones."
>>
>> Unfortunately they won't be trained. Just handed a license that means 
>> nothing.
>>
>> Bill - K5MIL
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>>
>>
>> Hi Jim,
>>
>> Not a proposal just yet, but the ARRL Entry-Level License Committee has
>> been gathering input from the Amateur Radio community with an eye toward
>> recommending either a makeover of the Technician license or an
>> altogether new entry-level Amateur Radio license class.
>>
>> See:  http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2017-04-06#toc03
>> ARRL Letter<http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2017-04-06#toc03>
>> www.arrl.org
>> The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association 
>> for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, 
>> information and resources.
>>
>>
>>
>> Some interesting quotes from the ARRL Letter:
>>
>> "Frenaye said a lot of young newcomers don't seem to find the current
>> license manual very enticing, possibly due to the Amateur Radio
>> terminology and the manual's 12th-grade reading level, which he believes
>> should be lower."
>>
>> "Frenaye is not afraid to respond to critics who say the entry-level
>> license effort and such initiatives as reaching out the Maker Movement
>> are just ARRL ploys to boost the Amateur Radio population and, in turn,
>> League membership.
>>
>> "I guess the answer to that is, 'Yes, what's wrong with that?'" he said.
>> "The more trained ham radio operators we have, the more likely we are to
>> actually be able to keep our bands and maybe get new ones."
>>
>> Phil - K9FH
>>
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