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« on: November 21, 2017, 07:02:04 AM »

Novice Class Stories

I found an interesting site that has stories of hams getting their Novice License. It covers 1951 to 2000. There are some pictures of stations and operators as well as the general history of the novice license,  but the majority of it is mainly stories. You can select specific decades and read stories by year...

http://novicehistory.slafetra.org/


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The Novice License: 1951 - 2000
An Overview

For most hams, the year(s) they spent as a Novice gave them the most fun they had in ham radio.  They discovered our hobby.  Everything was new and exciting!   Other hams went out of their way to help and teach them.   This website provides a space for hams to celebrate that joy by sharing American Novice stories, 1951 to 2000.

Many American hams were first licensed as a Novice from 1951 to the 2000. Almost every Novice will tell you, her/his Novice year(s) were their happiest in ham radio. This is when we discovered ham radio and were excited by it. This is when we had the thrill of making our first contact and getting our first QSL card. Most everybody was real nice to us as a Novice. They went out of their way to help and teach us. In 2000, the FCC stopped issuing new Novices.

Those holding Novices may continue to renew. However few actually renewed. The rate of non-renewal of Novice is the highest amongst all license class. Even though there are Novice holders still on the FCC database, almost none are on the air. In 2007, the FCC reallocated the under-used novice bands. The Novice has become a musuem piece.


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