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More prominent display of Amateur's Code on ARRL Web Site?

Nov 16th 2011, 17:28

K3FU

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Something that disappeared after the conversion of the ARRL Web Site to a new platform was a prominent, plain-text, version of the ARRL's Amateur's Code by Paul Segal, W9EEZ:

http://web.archive.org/web/20100131043828/http://www.arrl.org/acode.html

I specified an archive.org link above because the original link at arrl.org returns a 404 error (not found) without any redirection. I was disappointed to see that many such broken, non-redirected, links were introduced by the site conversion (A-1 Operator's Club was another), but this was the one that I thought was the most significant loss.

I wrote to the ARRL Webmaster some time back, and had gotten a reply that someone would look into it, but never heard back further. Searching the ARRL Web Site via Google just now for the Amateur's Code shows it included in this IARU document in PDF format:

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Get%20Licensed/1-Eth-operating-IARU-ENGLISH-version3-2010.pdf

but it's in PDF format, and is not as prominently stored and displayed at the ARRL Web Site. Is there any interest in returning a brief, plain-text, prominently displayed copy of the Amateur's Code to the ARRL Web Site in the future?

TNX ES 73,

Paul, K3FU
Mar 17th, 02:02

WA4MQW

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Yes put it back in plain view. When first licensed over 50 years ago it was in every ARRL handbook and I would review it from time to time. It should still be our guide. 73 WA4MQW Bob
Mar 17th, 20:03

WB1GCM

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ARRL Lab Staff do check the forums frequently. Thank you very much for expressing your wishes. It was an excellent request and was put back on our web site today. You can find it at

http://www.arrl.org/amateur-code

Bob Allison, WB1GCM
ARRL Senior Test Engineer

Apr 6th, 13:41

K3FU

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Thank you!

73, Paul, K3FU
May 28th, 21:26

NE1LL

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I print this out and add in each packet I hand out in Licensing classes. Not to be "gramar police" here but is the a "stylebook" to write a SK callsign? While W9EEA is not a current license is W9EEA/SK proper.
Jun 14th, 04:14

KF5VPK

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Glad to see it there.

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