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Italy Joins No-Code Ranks as FCC Revives Morse Debate in the US

Date : 11 / 08 / 2005
Author : Chris Jones - VK2ZDD

Italy is reported to be the latest country added to the list of those that no longer require Amateur Radio applicants to have passed a Morse code examination to gain HF access. The Daily DX reported this week that current IW-prefix "no-code" VHF/UHF licensees in Italy now will be allowed operate on HF and may also apply for new call signs if they wish. Canada eliminated Morse code as the "sole additional requirement" for HF access in late July. To date, more than two dozen countries around the world--including such major players as the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and New Zealand--no longer require Amateur Radio applicants to pass a Morse code examination to operate on frequencies below 30 MHz. If the FCC's past observations on the subject are any clue, the US could be joining the no-code-required club in the future. Want to know more click on this Link


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