[amsat-bb] Re: OLd things dies
vk3jed at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 11:22:34 PST 2007
At 12:53 AM 2/27/2007, Margaret Leber wrote:
>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.
Agreed. And don't underestimate the effect that removing the exam
has on the interest in CW. CW changes from a chore that muct be
completed to a unique mode (i.e. interesting to more people). Now's
the time for the CW enthusiasts to make use of that effect and share
I have seen the effect of dropping the exam in people saying "I want
to learn Morse", especially younger people.
>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:
The evidence I have seen suggests CW has a bright future. I expect
to see it live on for decades at least.
73 de VK3JED
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