24 Jan

Morse Code Requirement Ending

2007-01-24Circle Friday, February 23, on your calendar.  That’s when the current 5 WPM Morse code requirement will officially disappear from the Amateur Radio Service Part 97 rules in accordance with the FCC’s Report and Order (R&O) in the “Morse code proceeding,” WT Docket 05-235.  Beginning on that date, applicants for a General or Amateur Extra class Amateur Radio license no longer will have to demonstrate proficiency in Morse code.  They’ll just have to pass the applicable written examination.  Publication of the new rules in the January 24 Federal Register started a 30-day countdown for the new rules to become effective.

05 Jan

February SCMARG Dinner Meet

2007-01-05SCMARG schedules informal monthly gatherings called Dinner Meets.  These meets are at a different restaurant each month as determined by the members present at the prior meet.  The next dinner meet will be on Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 7:15pm at Me & Ed’s Family Restaurant, 30 Brock Avenue, New Bedford, MA.  SCMARG would like to thank Tim, N1TI for making reservations for us to utilize the small upstairs function room upstairs.  No formal agenda is planned.  Both members and guests are welcome to attend.  We hope to see you there!