It looks like my secret plan to destroy ham radio has worked. Now that the "real" hams have all fled I have the bands to myself. I never would have been able to achieve this glorious destruction of an entire hobby without the dropping of the Code requirement. I had all these evil plans, to import poor quality Chinese radios, to be able to say "10-4 good buddy" into an overmodulated transmitter, to be able to spread communism and UHT milk to America, but I was foiled for years by the impenetrable wall that was Code.
Now my reign has truly begun.
Bow mortals, bow before the king of the riff-raff, the No Code Extra.
your plan may not have been as fool-proof as you think. maybe you should have made outlawed code(?)
CW is alive and well and populated with a nice mix of old timers *and* "no-code" amateurs, and there's almost no foul language nor political bashing of "those" people* ...
heck, there isnt even a lot of healthcare talk on CW
* "those" people meaning whatever group a given ham may like to subdivide our species into and then project onto said group all of our not-so-great qualities...