[AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww


K5MYJ macklinbob at gmail.com
Sun Apr 30 00:40:27 EDT 2017


Even the 11M CB band is DEAD here in the PNW!

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mark" <lexnonscripta at usa.com>
To: "K5MYJ" <macklinbob at gmail.com>; <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww


> 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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