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FCC Removes Morse Code Testing

Post by djw » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:37 am

From the Federal Redgister today:

[Federal Register: January 24, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 15)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 3081-3082]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr24ja07-22]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
47 CFR Part 97
[WT Docket No. 04-140, WT Docket No. 05-235; FCC 06-178]
Amateur Service Rules
AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
ACTION: Final rule.
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SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission amends its Amateur Radio
Service rules to remove the requirement that an individual must pass a
Morse code telegraphy examination to qualify for a General Class or an
Amateur Extra Class amateur radio service operator license. The
Commission also revises the frequency segment of the 80 meter amateur
service High Frequency (HF) band on which amateur stations are
authorized to be automatically controlled when transmitting RTTY and
data emission types, and it make other conforming amendments to the
amateur service rules.
DATES: Effective February 23, 2007.

While I'll continue to pursue Morse, this is great news for me.
\:D/
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Post by Greg Hall » Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:37 pm

Oh darn! I was just thinking I need to get back to my code work.....guess not now!
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Post by djw » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:50 pm

Testing in Fontana tommorow (Fontana PD).
18:00 local, going for my General.

And it looks like I found a group to
tutor me on CW. :D
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