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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB021 (2005)

ARLB021 Comment deadlines set in FCC "Morse code" proceeding

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ARRL Bulletin 21  ARLB021
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 31, 2005
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB021 Comment deadlines set in FCC "Morse code" proceeding

The deadline to submit comments on the FCC Notice of Proposed Rule
Making and Order (NPRM&O) in WT Docket 05-235, released July 19, is
October 31. Reply comments are due November 14. The NPRM&O proposes
to do away with the 5 WPM Morse code requirement for all license
classes. The FCC turned away several other petition requests,
however, including proposals to create a new entry-level license

Comment deadlines are established by the NPRM&O's publication in the
Federal Register, which occurred August 31.

To file on-line comments on the FCC NPRM&O in WT Docket 05-235 or to
view others' comments in the proceeding, visit the FCC Electronic
Comment Filing System (ECFS) at
Interested parties also may submit comments via the Federal
eRulemaking Portal,

People with disabilities may contact the FCC to request reasonable
accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language
interpreters, CART, etc) by e-mail,, or telephone
202-418-0530; TTY 202-418-0432.

For additional information, contact William T. Cross,, in the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, 202-418-0680; TTY 202-418-7233.

Alternative formats are available for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), via e-mail
request,, or by calling the Consumer and Government
Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530; TTY 202-418-0432.

An FCC Report and Order in this proceeding is not likely until late
2005 or early 2006.