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2006 News Releases




FCC to Drop Morse Testing for All Amateur License Classes

Date : 17 / 12 / 2006
Author : Robert Broomhead - VK3KRB

In an historic move, the FCC has acted to drop the Morse code requirement for all Amateur Radio license classes. The Commission today adopted a Report and Order (R&O) in WT Docket 05-235. In a break from typical practice, the FCC only issued a public notice at or about the close of business and not the actual Report and Order, so some details -- including the effective date of the R&O -- remain uncertain. The public notice can be read via the following Link

Courtesy ARRL


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