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Saturday, December 16, 2006

I've long since forgotten most of the Morse Code, but I had to learn it when I was 15 or 16 and getting a "Ham" radio license. As we said in chess "The king is dead, long live the king."

FCC Drops Morse Code Requirement. leighklotz writes to mention a story discussing what some might consider a historic event. The FCC has dropped the Morse Testing requirement for amateur radio certifications. The public announcement was made on Friday. Ham radio operators will no longer have to study Morse, in a move patterned after other western nations. Says leighklotz: "The U.S. joins Canada and other countries in eliminating the morse code testing requirement, after being authorized to do so on July 5, 2003, when the World Radio Telecommunications Conference 2003 in Geneva adopted changes to the ITU Radio Regulations."

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