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December 17th, 2006 at 07:52 am

Eliminating Morse Code – Things I never thought I’d live to see:

No I am not a Ham, but TheHenry, n2vak, has been a Ham for many many years (including before he got is letters).

Last Night he mentioned getting this in the news from CARA one of our local clubs, I knew I had to share it and find a good musical comment – The choice was easy.

So, with all due respect to Samuel B….
This just might be the end of the world as we know it

Here is an excerpt from the Press Release:

ARLB030: FCC to Drop Morse Testing for All Amateur License Classes

ARLB030 FCC to Drop Morse Testing for All Amateur License Classes

ARRL Bulletin 30 ARLB030
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 16, 2006
To all radio amateurs

ARLB030 FCC to Drop Morse Testing for All Amateur License Classes

In an historic move, the FCC has acted to drop the Morse code
requirement for all Amateur Radio license classes. The Commission
today adopted a Report and Order (R&O) in WT Docket 05-235. In a
break from typical practice, the FCC only issued a public notice at
or about the close of business and not the actual Report and Order,
so some details — including the effective date of the R&O — remain

Also today, the FCC also adopted an Order on Reconsideration, in WT…

To read the full AARL bulletin, click here.

The FCC public notice is located at,


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