[amsat-bb] Re: OLd things dies
kc6uqh at cox.net
Mon Feb 26 22:05:36 PST 2007
People still raise and breed horses, but very few ride to work on a horse.
The FCC just discovered that you do not need to be able to ride a horse to
receive a drivers license to opperate a car!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Raas" <sraas at optonline.net>
To: "Margaret Leber" <maggie at voicenet.com>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 6:25 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: OLd things dies
>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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