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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB081 (1995)

ARLB081 ARRL reply to rules plan
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ARRL Bulletin 81  ARLB081
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 18, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
ARLB081 ARRL reply to rules plan
The ARRL has filed reply comments on FCC proposals of several rules
changes, in WT Docket 95-57.
The League reiterated its original comments (detailed on page 59 of
September 1995 QST) and responded to several comments and
suggestions by others.
On the matter of a lifetime amateur operator license (an original
ARRL proposal) versus granting to an expired licensee credit for
licenses previously held (the FCC's proposal), the League said that
while comments were mixed, those comments on the FCC's proposal
failed to consider a lifetime alternative as a superior alternative.
The League cited its strong opposition to the idea of a volunteer
examination ''session manager,'' saying that the shared responsibility
of three volunteer examiners is crucial for continuing the integrity
of the VE program.
The League in its reply comments said that most others who commented
supported its proposal to increase from two to four the number of
licensed members required to constitute an Amateur Radio ''club'' for
the purpose of obtaining a club station license.
Finally, the ARRL noted that almost no comments had been received,
pro or con, on proposals to expand the ways to ''sign portable'' and
to offer temporary 1X1 call signs to special event stations.