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ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Mon May 1 19:52:29 EDT 2017
On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 10:23 PM, K5MYJ <macklinbob at gmail.com> wrote:
> The original Novice license did not require much (if any) technical
> knowledge. It really only required the legal stuff and the 5WPM CW
Weeeell, I'm not sure that's entirely true. I think you got asked
about Ohm's law; maybe a few other things.
> During their one year license period they had to learn enough technical
> stuff to upgrade.
True. And hopefully avoid the Technician trap.
> But to get new people the ARRL has been continuously DUMBING DOWN the
> requirements for the current entry level.
The big one was eliminating CW testing but I am not sure ARRL can be
blamed for that. That one goes to No Code International, and a few
folks who claimed the CW test violated the ADA and went to court if I
> I head very little HF CW here except on contest days. And I think a lot of
> that is computer generated.
Lots of fakers. Operate with a bug.
> In this area Ham Radio is in decline.
Seems a bit more lively here in the Rust Belt.
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