[amsat-bb] Re: OLd things dies

Steve Raas sraas at optonline.net
Mon Feb 26 06:25:08 PST 2007

I for one know that CW will live for ever. Any weak sig op knows this... 
just my 2 cents.

-Steve Raas
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Margaret Leber" <maggie at voicenet.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 08:53
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: OLd things dies

> On 2/26/07, Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca> wrote:
>> As of February 23, 2007, Our Old Friend "morse code" has now slipped
>> into history as a requirement for a U.S. Amateur License.  The tones and
>> burps in the lower portions of the HF bands will become more and more
>> silent as those that remember CW start to become silent keys themselves.
>>   "Silent Key" will go by the wayside as well.  As a longtime Extra, I
>> can honestly say that getting up to speed was an excitement all its own.
> Then CW enthusiasts need to work at conveying that excitement to
> forthcoming generations of hams, now that the artificial "affirmative
> action" preferences for the mode have been removed from the licensing
> requirements in the US.
> If CW dies off in a world where the likes of Hellschriber are still
> used, then something is very wrong indeed. If that happens, we can
> reasonably conclude the licencing requirement kept CW on life support
> long after it was brain-dead.
> But personally, I doubt that's the case...and I'm not alone in this:
> read: http://www.saffo.com/journal/entry.php?id=586
> --
> 73 de Maggie K3XS
> Editor, Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club Blurb - http://www.phil-mont.org
> Elecraft K2 #1641 -- AOPA 925383 -- ARRL 39280
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