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Re: [TowerTalk] Code test eliminated

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Code test eliminated
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 09:43:23 EST
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Im glad they dropped it,
I got 13wpm cw 20 years ago and have had 5 cw qso's total in my life. I  just 
never cared to use it. Just my preference I guess. I know some decent guys  
that this will open up the amateur radio doors for that I will be happy to call 
Im pretty sure we are not going to see a huge influx of new operators  
anyway. Too much competition from the internet, gaming, and cell phone  
to make it a stampede. I hope we get some new guys though that's for  sure.  
So can someone really say with a straight face that because they passed a  
20wpm cw test, they are a better ham operator than another who did only 5wpm or 
didn't take a cw test at all?  
BTW, the internet has helped me to be a much better informed and active  ham. 
This group inparticular has been awesome for getting ideas for both towers  
and antennas across to people in a way I could have never explored on my own  
before to be honest. Truly a great time to be in amateur radio. 73

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