Code vs. other ideas

Code vs. other ideas

Post by Oliver Gro » Tue, 01 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I have read many posts about the code vs
no-code (the lic class I hold).  Many people
seem to be worried that all the Ham bands will
become a big CB land.  Understand I still support
the idea of code being required for HF (I hope to
test for my General in Sept), but I have always
wondered why all the questions are printed all over
the place.  I have taken state and national exams
for other things, and never has the test pool been
in print for public access.  I have heard of many
people remembering all the questions and answers
insted of learning the material.  I am sure we all
used the test question bank to prepare for the
exam, but could there be a better way to test people?

What I mean by better is provideing the material,
like the books from the ARRL, with the needed info
and not the question pools.

I may get attacked for this, but I will survive..

                        Oliver
                           N9UWI

 
 
 

Code vs. other ideas

Post by RUSSELL B. ROSLEWS » Tue, 01 Aug 1995 04:00:00


....

Quote:>What I mean by better is provideing the material,
>like the books from the ARRL, with the needed info
>and not the question pools.
>I may get attacked for this, but I will survive..
>                       Oliver
>                          N9UWI

Oliver,
        I agree with you 100% that the exams are made way too easy by
providing the answers.  In fact, I'd even go farther than (I think) what you
suggest, if you're suggesting that the ARRL books, for example, stay the
same, just without the questions and answers.  I suggest that the FCC just
provide wide areas that you need to learn about.  For example, for the Extra
test (the one I'm studying for now), they would tell us that we needed to
know about satellite operations, EME, FSTV, etc.  Then the ARRL (or whoever)
could publish books that covered these subjects in depth, so that we're
ready to answer any question the FCC can think of.  This way you actually
have to learn the material, and will retain it once the test is over.
        One other thing about testing.  I think they should take out the
asinine questions on spectrum allocations.  I don't know about you, but _I_
sure can't remember "the CW-only frequencies in the 40-meter band for
Advanced-class operators" or any such nonsense.  So what do I (and everybody
else) do when we're unsure and about to operate?  Look at a chart!  
        That last paragraph was just venting.  I'm better now.

73,
Russ  KI7FL

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Code vs. other ideas

Post by DORR DEP » Thu, 03 Aug 1995 04:00:00

 Many people

Quote:> seem to be worried that all the Ham bands will
> become a big CB land.  Understand I still support
> the idea of code being required for HF (I hope to
> test for my General in Sept), but I have always
> wondered why all the questions are printed all over
> the place.
> What I mean by better is provideing the material,
> like the books from the ARRL, with the needed info
> and not the question pools.

> I may get attacked for this, but I will survive..

Oliver,

You raise a VERY good question.  Way back in the "old days" they didn't
publish all the answers.  You actually had to KNOW the theory.  It worked
fine, and it would work fine now, too.

Good luck on your pugrade.

73,

Dorr Depew
N4QIX