Editorial "No Code-Know Code"

Editorial "No Code-Know Code"

Post by Radioma » Thu, 02 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Greetings,

It's a new month and the latest editorial and survey is now on-line
at:  www.hrshowcase.com This months issue of "In The Hot Seat"
deals with the pervasive issue of Morse Code proficiency and it's
application to limit HF Amateur operation to those who meet the
requirements.

The editorial titled  No Code-Know Code is now on-line.

The counters have been reset. Be sure to express your opinion
and vote on-line. Your comments are welcome...........

 
 
 

Editorial "No Code-Know Code"

Post by Bob » Thu, 02 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:> Subject:   Editorial "No Code-Know Code"

 >    Date:   01 Jul 1998 02:13:11 EDT

 >
 > Greetings,
 >
 > It's a new month and the latest editorial and survey is now on-line
 > at:  www.hrshowcase.com This months issue of "In The Hot Seat"
 > deals with the pervasive issue of Morse Code proficiency and it's
 > application to limit HF Amateur operation to those who meet the
 > requirements.
 >
 > The editorial titled  No Code-Know Code is now on-line.
 >
 > The counters have been reset. Be sure to express your opinion
 > and vote on-line. Your comments are welcome...........

I welcome a honest survey, but anyone has studied logic knows of the
clasic case of "begging the question".   For example, the question,
"Have you stopped beating your wife?"  Assumes that you are (or have
been) beating your wife.  

Now we look at how the question from the survey is worded:

  > This months survey question:
  >
  > Are we as a group willing to take the necessary steps including
  > but not limited to the elimination of Morse Code requirements
  > to move Amateur Radio beyond the year 2000?

Any survey with a rigged question, isn't a very honest survey.

73,
Bob
KQ6WQ

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Editorial "No Code-Know Code"

Post by Bob » Fri, 03 Jul 1998 04:00:00

 >
 > >> Subject:   Editorial "No Code-Know Code"
 > > >    Date:   01 Jul 1998 02:13:11 EDT

 > > >
 > > > Greetings,
 > > >
 > > > It's a new month and the latest editorial and survey is now on-line
 > > > at:  www.hrshowcase.com This months issue of "In The Hot Seat"
 > > > deals with the pervasive issue of Morse Code proficiency and it's
 > > > application to limit HF Amateur operation to those who meet the
 > > > requirements.
 > <SNIP>
 > >Now we look at how the question from the survey is worded:
 > >
 > >  > This months survey question:
 > >  >
 > >  > Are we as a group willing to take the necessary steps including
 > >  > but not limited to the elimination of Morse Code requirements
 > >  > to move Amateur Radio beyond the year 2000?
 > <SNIP>
 > >73,
 > >Bob
 > >KQ6WQ
 > >
 > Who says, or even thinks, that amateur radio will not exist beyond the year
 > 2000 if the CW requirement is not removed from the Coded Technician and
 > above license criteria?
 >
 > Some recent news releases indicate that the WARC may not consider matters
 > pertaining to amateur radio until 2010 or beyond.  That includes, but will
 > NOT be limited to, the CW requirement.
 >
 > Other bodies more interested in promoting amateur radio are trying to get
 > amateurs additional HF and VLF privileges (YUP - new ham bands).
 >
 > Surveys notwithstanding, it will take quite a while before the CW
 > requirement goes away.  In the mean time we may gain additional privileges
 > as long as we persevere.
 >
 > Ken

The number of hams who don't have the code requirement increases
compaired to those that passed some code requirement.  True, this
increases the pressure to drop the code requirement for HF.  Still,
given the time required to make such a change, I believe that the
current sun spot cycle will come and go before the code requirement
is dropped.

Had Radioman's survey asked in the tone:

          Do you feel the code requirement should be dropped ?

I wouldn't have a gripe with the question, but when he added the
part "to move Amateur Radio beyond the year 2000", it's begging the
question.  To put it another way, it's like the question, "Have you
stopped beating your wife yet?"   Within the question are things
the person asking the question assumes to be true.  

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Editorial "No Code-Know Code"

Post by Ken Bicke » Sat, 04 Jul 1998 04:00:00


>> Subject:   Editorial "No Code-Know Code"
> >    Date:   01 Jul 1998 02:13:11 EDT

> > Greetings,

> > It's a new month and the latest editorial and survey is now on-line
> > at:  www.hrshowcase.com This months issue of "In The Hot Seat"
> > deals with the pervasive issue of Morse Code proficiency and it's
> > application to limit HF Amateur operation to those who meet the
> > requirements.
<SNIP>
>Now we look at how the question from the survey is worded:

>  > This months survey question:

>  > Are we as a group willing to take the necessary steps including
>  > but not limited to the elimination of Morse Code requirements
>  > to move Amateur Radio beyond the year 2000?
<SNIP>
>73,
>Bob
>KQ6WQ

Who says, or even thinks, that amateur radio will not exist beyond the year
2000 if the CW requirement is not removed from the Coded Technician and
above license criteria?

Some recent news releases indicate that the WARC may not consider matters
pertaining to amateur radio until 2010 or beyond.  That includes, but will
NOT be limited to, the CW requirement.

Other bodies more interested in promoting amateur radio are trying to get
amateurs additional HF and VLF privileges (YUP - new ham bands).

Surveys notwithstanding, it will take quite a while before the CW
requirement goes away.  In the mean time we may gain additional privileges
as long as we persevere.

Ken

 
 
 

Editorial "No Code-Know Code"

Post by Lou Alber » Tue, 07 Jul 1998 04:00:00

http://www.nocode.org/

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