Bill Coleman AA4LR wrote:
> On 2/23/98 4:40, Hans Brakob at email@example.com wrote:
> >I vote an enthusiastic "Aye"!
> >We have long sequestered the Novices and Tech+ folks away on
> >tiny little frequency ghettos where they meet no-one except more
> >Novices and Tech+ licensees. Then we are surprised that few of
> >them become "mainstream" operators.
> Gee, in the distant past, Novices were allowed to operate on the same
> frequencies as everyone else within certain bands. They quickly lost
> their poor operating practices by emulating the fine operating they heard.
How true! On the air elmers and role models have a direct effect on the
operating habits of new amateurs. New hams learn the operating practices of
the hams they communicate with on the air.
> Then incentive licensing went into effect....
> Seems ironic that over 30 years later we want to go back to the "old"
> way. While we're at it, why don't we eliminate a couple of license
Yes! Three classes are plenty.
Tad Danley, K3TD
TRA 4501, TARA 18, NAR 14020
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