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FCC Dismisses Two Petitions from Radio Amateurs

FCC Dismisses Two Petitions from Radio Amateurs
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Jan 8th, 18:51

WD3D

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The FCC has turned down two petitions filed in 2016, each seeking similar changes in the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. James Edwin Whedbee, N0ECN, of Gladstone, Missouri, had asked the Commission to amend the rules to reduce the number of Amateur Radio operator classes to Technician, General, and Amateur Extra by merging remaining Novice class licensees into the Technician class and all Advanced class licensees into the Amateur Extra class. In a somewhat related petition, Jeffrey H. Siegell, WB2YRL, of Burke, Virginia, had requested that the FCC grant Advanced class license holders Morse code operating privileges equivalent to those enjoyed by Amateur Extra class licensees.

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Jan 8th, 19:01

WD3D

Joined: Mar 1st 2011, 09:28
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How many years has it been since the last Advanced or Novice License was issued. 2000?
That is 17 years ago........
Even if you only read one page of the license manual a day, The ARRL Extra Class License Manual is only 496 pages, cover to cover. In one year and 5 months you could have read it, and in 3 years you could have read it twice!
Geesh, how much more do we have to do to get them to upgrade?

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