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Author Topic: FCC to Reinstate Morse Code Requirements  (Read 3048 times)
WX7G
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« on: April 01, 2010, 10:05:26 AM »

Found on the internet today.

Rily Hollingsworth of the FCC Amateur Radio License Bureau has issued this press release:

April 1, 2010, Washington DC:
Due to an inordinate number of FCC enforcement actions against no-code Amateur Radio license holders, the Amateur Radio morse code proficiency requirement will be reinstated beginning January 1, 2011. Previously issued no-code licenses will be valid until December 31, 2011. No-code amateur license holders may retain their current licenses upon demonstration of morse code proficiency between July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2012 through the VEC program. The code proficiency requirement is tentatively set to be 5 WPM although the FCC reserves the right to impose more stingent code test requirements.
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AE4RV
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 11:43:12 AM »

O'RILY?
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KE4ILG
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 11:45:05 AM »

Let me be the "first" to say I'm glad this action is finally taking place.  I have every confidence in the current administration to correct the mistakes of the past. Mike.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 11:52:37 AM »

 I have every confidence in the current administration to correct the mistakes of the past. Mike.

The story is slightly inaccurate. The announcement was actually made by Larsen E. Rapp, WIOU.

It will take a long time to correct the mistakes of the past administrations, though.

73 de Jim, N2EY
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W6JAK
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 11:55:27 AM »

Happy April Fools to you, too ;>)

Jack
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 01:23:03 PM »

I hear that extra class operators will have to pass a 20wpm test..
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WD8KNI
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 03:16:50 PM »

CODED Extra's did that long ago.. But me thinks this is a   hoax.. Fred
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 06:26:12 PM »

No, this is the real thing.

Reilly may have been retired, but he came out of retirement just to issue this.

If you look at the signatories of this new legislation you'll find ITU luminaries such as H0AX and F0OL, who are not only important folks at ITU but also renown DXers.

This is serious.
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K7NNG
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 05:54:31 AM »

What a blessing it would be, but alas, it is a hoax...
"april 1"
Some people can fooled by any statement.
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KE4ILG
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010, 07:46:03 AM »

"Some people can fooled by any statement"

Yes but no one here was we just enjoyed the humor.  Mike
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AJ4MJ
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2010, 08:05:41 AM »

Good one!  But you needed to use the correct name of the special counsel - Laura Smith.  Riley has retired.

73 de AJ4MJ
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N4KZ
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2010, 06:44:44 PM »

"I hear that extra class operators will have to pass a 20wpm test..."

Really? No biggie. Been there, done that. About 1979, as I recall.

73, N4KZ
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KB1LKR
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2010, 12:19:32 PM »

It's April 1st but they take the bait every time! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2010, 02:43:14 PM »

Verified by UF0OL and AP1RIL

Geo>K0FF
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2010, 04:37:38 PM »

"It's April 1st but they take the bait every time! Smiley"

Who took the bait? It was funny. OK, I took the bait for exactly .5 seconds.

Particularly liked the fake callsigns by two posters. Nice touch.
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