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When I was a teenager, right before the FCC loosened the restrictions, I wanted to get licensed, but the morse code requirement kept me from doing it, and I wasn't interested in the technician restricted bands. I bet the loosening of the requirements for morse code really helped bump the numbers up.

Definitely. Once they loosen the requirement to have a vehicle slathered in antennas I bet they'll get even more licensees.
 

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Definitely. Once they loosen the requirement to have a vehicle slathered in antennas I bet they'll get even more licensees.

Not sure what "requirement" this is. [rofl] It is if you want to run mobile, I guess. I never had more than 3 antennas at once, usually 2. And one of them really wasn't for ham radio.

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Welcome to the hobby Chefal.
35 years ago in college I bought Radio Shack's kit with book, key and Morse tape, but never did get my license. I got it right after they dropped the code requirement. Ham radio really was dwindling but there are now a record number of hams.

I've since learned Morse and love how you can work dx with 5w.
 

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Definitely. Once they loosen the requirement to have a vehicle slathered in antennas I bet they'll get even more licensees.

Define slathered lol.

Is this slathered or just covered? image.jpg

How about this? image.jpg

What about transceivers? Is it a Slather of them or a Murder? I can never remember...
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1. Slathered
2. Layered
3. Barfed into

Also, I think it would be a murder of transceivers or a pod of antennas.


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