FCC INVITES "OPPOSITIONS" ON TWO "MORSE PROCEEDING"
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Fri Apr 13 23:05:57 CDT 2007
OK, I see they "invite" oppositions. Somehow this smells of a CYA for
potential review transgressions during the original review. Are they
really going to consider changing their decision?
Somehow, an image of this man swinging at windmills comes to mind. Lets
see, his name was Don and his call escapes me. I used to work him on
the bottom end of 80 meter CW. He had a nice fist.
Andre Kesteloot wrote:
> ==>FCC INVITES "OPPOSITIONS" ON TWO "MORSE PROCEEDING" RECONSIDERATION
> The FCC has invited opposition comments ("oppositions") to two petitions
> reconsideration filed in the wake of the Commission's Report & Order (R&O)
> in WT Docket 05-235. That R&O altogether eliminated any Morse code
> examination element to obtain an Amateur Radio license. One petition calls
> on the FCC to reinstate the 5 WPM Morse code requirement for Amateur Extra
> class applicants. The second cites problems with the FCC Electronic Comment
> Filing System (ECFS) and seeks to have the Commission reopen the proceeding
> for an additional round of comments. Oppositions are due April 27 (comments
> in support of either petition are not welcome). Replies to oppositions -
> comments on the opposition comments - are due 10 days later. Petitioner
> Anthony R. Gordon, KG6EQM, of West Covina, California, contends that
> "significant national security implications" require that the Commission
> take another look at the issue.
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