What are the fundamental operational differences between the skills and knowledges required to safely and courteously operate my amateur station at 14.024 MHz versus 14.026 MHz that the latter operation absolutely requires the successful completion of yet another 50 question exam over material contained in a 600 page "Extra Class" license manual?
Why stop there? Why not come clean about what you really want, Keith?
Keith did. YOU have not "come clean" with your answer to HIS much earlier question.
Try answering this question:
Tsk, tsk, obvious Miccolis Misdirection into another subject. This aids and abetts your own refusal to answer Keith's question. Standard Operating Procedure used by Miccolis for a dozen years.
What you're really arguing for is the elimination of all license classes and testing above Technician. IOW, your argument against the Extra can be used against the Advanced and General as well.
So, once again with the gig of being a "Supreme Ham Court Justice?" Keith is quite eloquent enough to tell US
what he wants and HAS.
All you are doing with this (non) reply is to start a phony argument
by "translating" his words into something quite different. You MIGHT convince a few readers but all you have is some phony libelous "charges" which you cannot prove in a civil court of law...much less "moot court" as a pre-law student.The major differences between General class and Extra class are:
(1) A 50-question license class test.
(2) Some not-yet-changed regulations about frequency use on HF ham bands.
(3) Higher priority on requested "vanity" callsigns for Extra.
All that is for the year 2010 up to mid-July. Since the code test went in the dumpster, there is no longer any 7 WPM equivalent difference from a pass-fail test element that no longer exists.
There really isn't ANYTHING you can grab onto to change what the regulations have become to explain your side of the argument. You have none. You should really concede but you are much too proud to do so. All you do is engage in misdirection and obfuscation.
Yes, YOU have an Extra. BFD, I have one too. So has Keith. He has one better in that he holds a Canadian amateur radio "extra-counterpart." You do not have any Canadian amateur radio license. Keith is also a Volunteer Examiner in both countries. Are you a VE in the USA VEC system? No? Why not?
I can predict your response to my last question: It will be a misdirective obfuscation about MY not being a VE. You will, of course, ignore MY question since it (somehow) causes you some kind of emotional anquish. Medical science now has calmatives for emotional problems, even testosterone boosters. [I don't need either although I might ask for some soothers for reading some of the anquished wussy "opinions" of OFs about how "their" ham radio has "changed."
Way back in time, in order to get into the US Army Signal Corps to be assigned to a major headquarters HF radio station, I had to spend 8 weeks of Basic Training in learning how to effectively KILL
the enemy. Live ordinance was used, real bullets, loaded grenades, rocket-launched anti-tank weapons, etc., etc. I couldn't go to any radio school until that was done. Eleven months after enlisting I got to key on my first HF transmitter, 1 KW RF output on the second circuit to Okinawa. But all of us had to keep up our basic infantry training after
doing our 8-hour jobs in signal and doing it for the next three years there.
So, James, did you have to learn to KILL anyone before you could take an amateur radio test? Maybe even for an "upgrade?" Did you swear an oath to defend the constitution of the American Radio Relay League...with your life if needs be? I only did my oath for the Constitution of the United States of America, putting up my life to fulfill that promise. All us real
military veterans have done so.
Keep that in mind, Jimmy, the next time you try to make fun of those of us who have truly served our country.