[CQ-Contest] New Band Changes Ideas?

Tad Danley K3TD at contesting.com
Thu Feb 26 12:19:47 EST 1998

Bill Coleman AA4LR wrote:

> On 2/23/98 4:40, Hans Brakob at k0hb at juno.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
> classes?

Yes!  Three classes are plenty.


Tad Danley, K3TD
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