FCC INVITES "OPPOSITIONS" ON TWO "MORSE
PROCEEDING" RECONSIDERATION, PETITIONS
jsteller at spottydog.us
Sat Apr 14 20:40:16 CDT 2007
Even though Morse is the only mode I am interested in operating on HF, I
believe it's pretty much a dead mode. I also like messing with 19th
century telegraphic equipment - you get to learn Railroad Morse (a.k.a.
American Morse) or even dotting codes to do that. I think there will
always be a hard core group of Morse adherents - but that is no reason
for using it as a roadblock to keep otherwise interested people out of
Amateur radio. It's not like there are millions of applications for
licenses that have to be turned down every year.
If they are looking for emergency operators, a well trained cadre of
Hams who know how to efficiently conduct emergency operations using
voice nets is far more valuable than a few more CW enthusiasts. Maybe
some of them will realize what a great emergency mode CW really is and
then go and learn it.
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