CQ Communications, Inc.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
ARRL Panel to Study Entry-Level License Requirements
The ARRL board voted at its July meeting to appoint an ad hoc committee to study current Technician Class licensing requirements and to possibly recommend creation of a new entry-level license, perhaps with more limited privileges and easier license exam. According to the resolution, the combination of the FCC's elimination of the Novice Class license as an entry path and of all code test requirements has made the Technician Class the only entry path, with an exam that's too hard and privileges that are too great for newcomers.