Why should we not boycott CQ & 73

Why should we not boycott CQ & 73

Post by SMag » Tue, 20 May 1997 04:00:00

Both CQ and 73 magazines, in recent editorials, have shown themselves to
be opposed to continued Morse testing. Since this runs counter to the
interests of those hams who love Morse code, should it not be incumbent on
all those who are interested in seeing the Morse test standards
maintained, to boycott these two anti-code-test magazines? Perhaps they
will find enough subscribers among their fellow no-coders to keep their
ships afloat, but I think they'll soon feel the pinch.

 
 
 

Why should we not boycott CQ & 73

Post by Cecil Moor » Tue, 20 May 1997 04:00:00



> ... should it not be incumbent on
> all those who are interested in seeing the Morse test standards
> maintained, to boycott these two anti-code-test magazines?

Using the same logic, am I to infer that you are advocating that everyone
opposed to continuing the Morse testing should boycott QST magazine?

73, Cecil, W6RCA, OOTC

 
 
 

Why should we not boycott CQ & 73

Post by SC » Tue, 20 May 1997 04:00:00


>Both CQ and 73 magazines, in recent editorials, have shown themselves to
>be opposed to continued Morse testing. Since this runs counter to the
>interests of those hams who love Morse code, should it not be incumbent on
>all those who are interested in seeing the Morse test standards
>maintained, to boycott these two anti-code-test magazines? Perhaps they
>will find enough subscribers among their fellow no-coders to keep their
>ships afloat, but I think they'll soon feel the pinch.

I am a ham and subscriber to both CQ and 73 and agree with their
position on code testing.

I think the only required code testing should be 5 wpm for access to
HF voice and data modes. If hams want to operate in hf cw sub-bands
then by all means test them.

KE4IKT

 
 
 

Why should we not boycott CQ & 73

Post by Christopher Co » Tue, 20 May 1997 04:00:00

Perhaps, but I doubt it. The No-Code Tech is the largest growing license
class, here and abroad. While the other license classes dwindle in size, I
would think that support for the OOK Morse will dwindle as well.

I dont know for sure, but I think I heard that the ARRL membership might be
falling. They support OOK Morse I believe.

Regards,

--
Christopher Cox
KC8FRJ
TRA#4901



Quote:> Both CQ and 73 magazines, in recent editorials, have shown themselves to
> be opposed to continued Morse testing. Since this runs counter to the
> interests of those hams who love Morse code, should it not be incumbent
on
> all those who are interested in seeing the Morse test standards
> maintained, to boycott these two anti-code-test magazines? Perhaps they
> will find enough subscribers among their fellow no-coders to keep their
> ships afloat, but I think they'll soon feel the pinch.

 
 
 

Why should we not boycott CQ & 73

Post by Yin Lung Sh » Tue, 20 May 1997 04:00:00



>should it not be incumbent on
>all those who are interested in seeing the Morse test standards
>maintained, to boycott these two anti-code-test magazines? Perhaps they
>will find enough subscribers among their fellow no-coders to keep their
>ships afloat, but I think they'll soon feel the pinch.

Boycotts fail more often than they work.  But should this one get
started, the simple counter is for each anti-code-test advocate to
subscribe or, if already a subscriber, to purchase a gift subscription
for a local library.  This will offset the boycott effects and also
promote ham radio to the general public.  Two for one, get double the
value for your money.

Also, if you believe that ham radio businesses take such an
anti-code-test position *solely* for profit motives (as W5YI has been
accused of here recently), then it hardly makes sense to think their
policies will be affected by a boycott, which would have been
anticipated and whose retraction would be detrimental to their supposed
pro-growth "agenda".  If you allow that their positions are, at least
partly, positions of conscience, then you should at least respect them
for that.

Yin Shih, N9YS/6, PP-ASEL-IA, M20K

 
 
 

Why should we not boycott CQ & 73

Post by Carl R. Stevenso » Wed, 21 May 1997 04:00:00



Quote:> Both CQ and 73 magazines, in recent editorials, have shown themselves to
> be opposed to continued Morse testing. Since this runs counter to the
> interests of those hams who love Morse code, should it not be incumbent on
> all those who are interested in seeing the Morse test standards
> maintained, to boycott these two anti-code-test magazines? Perhaps they
> will find enough subscribers among their fellow no-coders to keep their
> ships afloat, but I think they'll soon feel the pinch.

Could you please post their addresses so we can send our
checks for our new subscriptions to these enlightened publications???

Carl - wa6vse

 
 
 

Why should we not boycott CQ & 73

Post by Carl R. Stevenso » Wed, 21 May 1997 04:00:00




> > ... should it not be incumbent on
> > all those who are interested in seeing the Morse test standards
> > maintained, to boycott these two anti-code-test magazines?

> Using the same logic, am I to infer that you are advocating that everyone
> opposed to continuing the Morse testing should boycott QST magazine?

I've been advocating EXACTLY that for some time ... drive a stake
through the monster's heart and be rid of it once and for all ...

Carl - wa6vse

 
 
 

Why should we not boycott CQ & 73

Post by Yo D » Thu, 22 May 1997 04:00:00



>> Using the same logic, am I to infer that you are advocating that
everyone
>> opposed to continuing the Morse testing should boycott QST magazine?

>I've been advocating EXACTLY that for some time ... drive a stake
>through the monster's heart and be rid of it once and for all ...

Carl:

Sounds good to me...hold still...

73 de Larry, K3LT
FISTS nr. 2008



(302) 678-4841

 
 
 

Why should we not boycott CQ & 73

Post by Barry O'Gra » Sat, 24 May 1997 04:00:00




:> Both CQ and 73 magazines, in recent editorials, have shown themselves to
:> be opposed to continued Morse testing. Since this runs counter to the
:> interests of those hams who love Morse code, should it not be incumbent on
:> all those who are interested in seeing the Morse test standards
:> maintained, to boycott these two anti-code-test magazines? Perhaps they
:> will find enough subscribers among their fellow no-coders to keep their
:> ships afloat, but I think they'll soon feel the pinch.
:
:Could you please post their addresses so we can send our
:checks for our new subscriptions to these enlightened publications???
:
:Carl - wa6vse

Here is my check for $10,000.

$10,000[X]

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