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Re: Shelter Activation

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

This is KE5VIP...I have been in contact with KC5BJI and NS5D and I will be relief for KE5CLV at Red Cross EOC in the morning.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Lee Besing, N5NTG" <lee@besing.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: bexarcountyares@yahoogroups.com,HillCountryREACT@yahoogroups.com, w5sc@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Re: Shelter Activation
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 23:50:14 -0600

Red Cross has opened shelters in San Antonio and has requested Ham Radio
Support. Shane, NS5D, already on scene of first shelter. Terri KC5BJI
calling to line up hams to work shifts. Charlie KC5NKK has sent pager
notices to those who have cell phones or pagers advising to listen in on
the 147.18 repeater for further instructions.

This is NOT a drill, this one's real folks!

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________





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Re: Shelter Activation

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

This is KE5VIP...I have been in contact with KC5BJI and NS5D and I will be relief for KE5CLV at Red Cross EOC.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Lee Besing, N5NTG" <lee@besing.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: bexarcountyares@yahoogroups.com,HillCountryREACT@yahoogroups.com, w5sc@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Re: Shelter Activation
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 23:50:14 -0600

Red Cross has opened shelters in San Antonio and has requested Ham Radio
Support. Shane, NS5D, already on scene of first shelter. Terri KC5BJI
calling to line up hams to work shifts. Charlie KC5NKK has sent pager
notices to those who have cell phones or pagers advising to listen in on
the 147.18 repeater for further instructions.

This is NOT a drill, this one's real folks!

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________





Yahoo! Groups Links


Re: Shelter Activation

Lee Besing
 

Red Cross has opened shelters in San Antonio and has requested Ham Radio Support. Shane, NS5D, already on scene of first shelter. Terri KC5BJI calling to line up hams to work shifts. Charlie KC5NKK has sent pager notices to those who have cell phones or pagers advising to listen in on the 147.18 repeater for further instructions.

This is NOT a drill, this one's real folks!

_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


The Reaction, Resignation, and Reality of the new licensing regulations

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Most of discussion I have had regarding the new licensing regulations,
dropping the Morse Code requirement, have been positive not only for
those who will now move forward in upgrading but also from those who
have been in ham radio a long time. Some of the long timers accepted
this and knew it would happen while some of us have actually been
excited about the prospect of bringing new operators into HF operations.

Jeff Schmidt, N5MNW, is an instructor for ham courses with the Austin
Amateur Radio Club and made these comments in the current AARC Swapfest
newsletter:

PTT and Brass Pounders,

Well, it's happened, the FCC has finally removed the requirement to
demonstrate Morse Code proficiency for all levels of U.S. Amateur Radio
licenses.
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-269012A1.pdf
<http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-269012A1.pdf>
Some are rejoicing, citing "victory", others are weeping,
citing, "the End of Amateur Radio as We Know It"... Please continue
reading.

I'd like to point out that this is only another in many "End of
Amateur Radio as We Know It", we will undoubtedly see more. This
familiar cry was heard as the Spark Gap Era ended, as actual Voices over
Radio were heard, as the SSB era began, as RTTY was developed, as FM was
introduced, as Repeaters were invented and evolved, as computers and
VOIP began to influence Amateur Radio and much, much more.

Now that the "battle" is over, it's time for the proponents of "No
Code" to join the "Know Coders" and, together, -do- the important things
that were stated as being missed.

The upcoming "Hello Radio" Special Event will be a -very- appropriate
venue.

As always, I'll be there to help and be a positive influence. Won't
you join me? Jeff N5MNW (slow-code Extra).

What a great and right minded attitude.

I was in a meeting at KCOMM tonight and learned that all of the General
Class study books have been sold. Ed thinks they will get a shipment
tomorrow. That's a very good sign. Wherever you come out on the
spectrum of excitement, offer some positive comments and lend a hand to
the new group of hams that are about to enjoy the excitement of HF.

David, K5OLE


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Lice

Mike Check K5UCQ
 

I still have a phone patch. I haven't used it in years though.
Did patches for missionaries in central and south America.
Also for military deployed on ships.

Mike

-------Original Message-------

From: davidftx
Date: 12/16/2006 8:59:19 PM
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur
Radio Lice


Speaking of archaic, phones and amateur radio did work together starting
in the 1950's and some HF stations still have them today. The device
used to couple the phone to the radio was a Phone Patch. See one here:
http://www.dproducts.be/Drake_Museum/583-a_phone_patch.htm
<http://www.dproducts.be/Drake_Museum/583-a_phone_patch.htm>

These were a big deal, particularly during the Viet Nam War when US
Amateur Radio stations, with phone patches, were the about the only way
to talk to home from many places in Viet Nam.

But things have changed with the proliferation of satellites, cellular
telephones, and the Internet. When my son was in Kuwait during the Iraq
invasion, his mother would call him on his cellular telephone, while he
was patrolling the Arabian Sea, to ask him why he hadn't answered her
email.

Now I've gotten waaay off topic and will let it go.

David

I have never seen a
radio and
phone used together so this concept confuses me.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP





Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Lice

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Speaking of archaic, phones and amateur radio did work together starting
in the 1950's and some HF stations still have them today. The device
used to couple the phone to the radio was a Phone Patch. See one here:
http://www.dproducts.be/Drake_Museum/583-a_phone_patch.htm
<http://www.dproducts.be/Drake_Museum/583-a_phone_patch.htm>

These were a big deal, particularly during the Viet Nam War when US
Amateur Radio stations, with phone patches, were the about the only way
to talk to home from many places in Viet Nam.

But things have changed with the proliferation of satellites, cellular
telephones, and the Internet. When my son was in Kuwait during the Iraq
invasion, his mother would call him on his cellular telephone, while he
was patrolling the Arabian Sea, to ask him why he hadn't answered her
email.

Now I've gotten waaay off topic and will let it go.

David


I have never seen a

radio and
phone used together so this concept confuses me.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP





Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Lice

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

Ah thanks David! This makes sense..and I thought it was something along these lines, but could not be sure. Thank ya for the clarification.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@swbell.net>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Lice
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 02:32:12 -0000


I'm sorry Schuylar. My fault. Yes, "Phone" is archaic for voice. SSB
on HF or sometimes AM. But SSB is what we are talking about here. It
has nothing to do with a telephone and I guess came from the word
microphone. Voice is a better choice and does not include FM on HF
except in from 29.6 MHz to 29.7 MHz on 10 Meters. FM is otherwise not
allowed on HF.

See the current Band Allocations here:
http://www.arrl.org/announce/regulatory/wt04-140/Hambands3_color.pdf
<http://www.arrl.org/announce/regulatory/wt04-140/Hambands3_color.pdf>
This is worth printing out. Remember that references to "Tech+" will
cover all Technicians after the new rules take effect.

David


--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuylar CRIST" <skyskyrider@...> wrote:

David,

Thanks! Now, is SSB phone...the same as voice? I have never seen a
radio and
phone used together so this concept confuses me.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP








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Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Lice

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

I'm sorry Schuylar. My fault. Yes, "Phone" is archaic for voice. SSB
on HF or sometimes AM. But SSB is what we are talking about here. It
has nothing to do with a telephone and I guess came from the word
microphone. Voice is a better choice and does not include FM on HF
except in from 29.6 MHz to 29.7 MHz on 10 Meters. FM is otherwise not
allowed on HF.

See the current Band Allocations here:
http://www.arrl.org/announce/regulatory/wt04-140/Hambands3_color.pdf
<http://www.arrl.org/announce/regulatory/wt04-140/Hambands3_color.pdf>
This is worth printing out. Remember that references to "Tech+" will
cover all Technicians after the new rules take effect.

David


--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuylar CRIST" <skyskyrider@...> wrote:

David,

Thanks! Now, is SSB phone...the same as voice? I have never seen a
radio and
phone used together so this concept confuses me.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Lice

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

David,

Thanks! Now, is SSB phone...the same as voice? I have never seen a radio and phone used together so this concept confuses me.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@swbell.net>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 02:00:33 -0000

At the time it takes effect, which is likely to be late January, Techs
and Tech Pluses are equalized. That gives all Techs phone priviledges
at 28.3-28.5 MHz plus all the Tech+ CW HF bands. CW will not go away
because of the ruling and will be around when I am gone. There is lots
of CW available for the Technician on 80, 40, 15, and 10. At this point
in the solar cycle (bottom) it is not a great time for 10 Meters. But
it is not dead and opens up every once in awhile. 28.200 NCDXF/IARU
beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for
propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International
Beacon Network <http://www.ncdxf.org/Beacon/intro.html> (beacons are a
valuable resource at HF-df) 28.380 10/10 SSB Intl Calling Frequency
28.385 QRP SSB Calling frequency 28.425 10/10 SSB Intl Calling
Frequency Another is 28.400
28.495 SSB Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate Here -- Split

--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuylar CRIST" <skyskyrider@...> wrote:

Thanks Lee!

Now, as a result of these changes...what bands can a Tech work? Are
any new
Voice privileges given?

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP







Yahoo! Groups Links


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

At the time it takes effect, which is likely to be late January, Techs
and Tech Pluses are equalized. That gives all Techs phone priviledges
at 28.3-28.5 MHz plus all the Tech+ CW HF bands. CW will not go away
because of the ruling and will be around when I am gone. There is lots
of CW available for the Technician on 80, 40, 15, and 10. At this point
in the solar cycle (bottom) it is not a great time for 10 Meters. But
it is not dead and opens up every once in awhile. 28.200 NCDXF/IARU
beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for
propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International
Beacon Network <http://www.ncdxf.org/Beacon/intro.html> (beacons are a
valuable resource at HF-df) 28.380 10/10 SSB Intl Calling Frequency
28.385 QRP SSB Calling frequency 28.425 10/10 SSB Intl Calling
Frequency – Another is 28.400
28.495 SSB Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate Here -- Split

--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuylar CRIST" <skyskyrider@...> wrote:

Thanks Lee!

Now, as a result of these changes...what bands can a Tech work? Are
any new
Voice privileges given?

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

Thanks Pat!

Got the pool downloaded and saved. Glad to see the answers with the questions to. I didn't notice the answers at first glance.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@macanswers.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 18:52:42 -0600

The General tests from now through June 30, 2007 will still be based
on the "old" pool.

The pool is NOT changing in January. The "new" question pool for the
General License will be RELEASED in January, but July 1, 2007 is when
the the pool goes into effect. July 1 is when exams will be based on
that new pool of questions. Publishers of study guides, sites, and
software, and instructors need the lead time to have materials ready
for July 1.

I have applied stickers from ARRL/VEC to the current General and
Extra exams to replace a few (no longer valid) questions with other
questions from the current question pool. People will still be taking
the "old" tests, so study the manual you now have.

Remember that online tests don't always cover every question in the
pool. The current question pool (valid now through June 30, 2007) can
be downloaded from:

http://www.ncvec.org/downloads/2004general.pdf

This page lists the questions that have been eliminated from the pool:

http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=338

73,
Pat AD5BR

If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly
might QRZ.com revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Paul Guido" <radioteacher@gmail.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur
Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:09:34 -0600

David,

I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study Guide
even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in January.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


On 12/15/06, davidftx <davidftx@swbell.net> wrote:
>
> Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
> 269012A1.pdf
>
> They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
> KHz portion of 75 meters.
>
> David
>







Yahoo! Groups Links







Yahoo! Groups Links





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Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
 

The General tests from now through June 30, 2007 will still be based on the "old" pool.

The pool is NOT changing in January. The "new" question pool for the General License will be RELEASED in January, but July 1, 2007 is when the the pool goes into effect. July 1 is when exams will be based on that new pool of questions. Publishers of study guides, sites, and software, and instructors need the lead time to have materials ready for July 1.

I have applied stickers from ARRL/VEC to the current General and Extra exams to replace a few (no longer valid) questions with other questions from the current question pool. People will still be taking the "old" tests, so study the manual you now have.

Remember that online tests don't always cover every question in the pool. The current question pool (valid now through June 30, 2007) can be downloaded from:

http://www.ncvec.org/downloads/2004general.pdf

This page lists the questions that have been eliminated from the pool:

http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=338

73,
Pat AD5BR

If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly
might QRZ.com revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Paul Guido" <radioteacher@gmail.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur
Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:09:34 -0600

David,

I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study Guide even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in January.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


On 12/15/06, davidftx <davidftx@swbell.net> wrote:
>
> Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
> 269012A1.pdf
>
> They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
> KHz portion of 75 meters.
>
> David
>







Yahoo! Groups Links







Yahoo! Groups Links



Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

Thanks Lee!

Now, as a result of these changes...what bands can a Tech work? Are any new Voice privileges given?

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: Lee Besing <lee@besing.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 18:33:22 -0600

The General License question pool will be released in January 2007, but
doesn't take effect until July 1st 2007.

They release the pool of questions early so folks who don't plan on taking
the test until then, can study using the correct test questions.

What you are studying on QRZ.com will be in effect until July 1, 2007, so
keep studying.


At 03:47 PM 12/16/2006, you wrote:

If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly
might QRZ.com revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________






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Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Lee Besing
 

The General License question pool will be released in January 2007, but
doesn't take effect until July 1st 2007.

They release the pool of questions early so folks who don't plan on taking
the test until then, can study using the correct test questions.

What you are studying on QRZ.com will be in effect until July 1, 2007, so
keep studying.


At 03:47 PM 12/16/2006, you wrote:

If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly
might QRZ.com revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Yes, but we need to accomodate those who have been studying the
current pool and were stuck on the code. The current pool will be
valid until July or so, will it not?


--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Guido" <radioteacher@...> wrote:

David,

I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study
Guide even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in
January.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


On 12/15/06, davidftx <davidftx@...> wrote:

Read it here:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
269012A1.pdf

They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to
3635
KHz portion of 75 meters.

David

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly might QRZ.com revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Paul Guido" <radioteacher@gmail.com>
Reply-To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:09:34 -0600

David,

I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study Guide even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in January.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


On 12/15/06, davidftx <davidftx@swbell.net> wrote:

Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
269012A1.pdf

They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
KHz portion of 75 meters.

David






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General Class Written Test - Study and Preparation

Paul Guido
 

As mentioned earlier, the FCC sent a Press Release that the code requirement
will be eliminated as a requirement for all Amateur Radio licensing. This
will be enacted around the end of January 2007. For a link to the Press
Release check here
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-269012A1.pdf



Free General Class Written Test training resources on the web.



For a great General Class written test study manual for instructors and
students check out http://telemetry.nmsu.edu/~shoran/radio.html and click on
the General Instructor Manual or the General Student Manual links to the PDF
Files.



For a complete but concise General Class written test study guide for
students check out N8KBR's study guide at http://studyguide.eqth.org/ and
click on General Class License Study Guide on the left side of the page.



For practicing the test go to http://www.kb0mga.net/exams/ this is a free
site that tracks how you are doing on the test. Please give it a try.



To have a practice test emailed to you go to http://www.aa9pw.com/radio/ and
choose Email Exams on the left of the page.



Of course you can also practice the test at http://www.qrz.com/p/testing.pl



If you are still having trouble with some of the subjects covered, use the
following resources:



Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Ham Wiki http://www.hamwiki.info/

Join and ask a question at the HamRadioHelpGroup Yahoo Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HamRadioHelpGroup/



Find a local ham club at
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/club/clubsearch.phtml



And finally find a local test at
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml



Books and other information (Not free but very good)

The ARRL General Class License Manual
http://www.arrl.org/catalog/?item=9205#top

The Gordon West General Class Study Manual
http://www.w5yi.org/catalog.php?sort=4

On line instruction and software try http://www.hamtestonline.com/



Study and pass. Please send this message along to anyone considering
upgrading.



73



Paul Guido, N5IUT


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Paul Guido
 

David,

I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study Guide even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in January.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT

On 12/15/06, davidftx <davidftx@swbell.net> wrote:

Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
269012A1.pdf

They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
KHz portion of 75 meters.

David


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

--- In W5SC@yahoogroups.com, "davidftx" <davidftx@...> wrote:

Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
269012A1.pdf

They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
KHz portion of 75 meters.

David


FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
269012A1.pdf

They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
KHz portion of 75 meters.

David

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