|[AMRadio] Yeeee Hawwww|
w4rl at bellsouth.net
Mon May 1 21:21:18 EDT 2017
Same here, Ken and lots more as in I=E/R questions. This was in 1964.
Hey, I was a 'real' 5 wpm Novice back then as WN4VDZ and proud of it.
But I knew I still needing to learn so much about ham radio. But as with
lots of us, it was a struggle/battle for learning about basic technical
things versus the young ladies. Never did/haven't fully understood the
latter though. <Grin>
On 5/1/2017 8:06 PM, Ken Blume wrote:
> As I recall for Novice in 1956 we had to draw the schematic for a full and half wave power supply & explain the use of the components. Also the circuit for Pierce, Colpitts and Hartley oscillators.
> Then the formulae to determine the length of various antennas etc. plus the rules and regulations.
> Ken / K2UPI
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Droid
> On May 1, 2017 7:52 PM, Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> remember right.
>>> 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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