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Old December 3rd 05, 02:36 PM posted to rec.radio.amateur.policy
 
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These are the numbers of current, unexpired
amateur radio licenses held by individuals
on the stated dates, and the percentage of
the total number of active licenses that
class contains:

As of May 14, 2000:

Novice - 49,329 (7.3%)
Technician - 205,394 (30.4%)
Technician Plus - 128,860 (19.1%)
General - 112,677 (16.7%)
Advanced - 99,782 (14.8%)
Extra - 78,750 (11.7%)

Total Tech/TechPlus - 334,254 (49.5%)

Total all classes - 674,792


As of November 30, 2005:

Novice - 26,885 (4.1%) [decrease of 22,444]
Technician - 273,794 (41.4%) [increase of 68,400]
Technician Plus - 44,527 (6.7%) [decrease of 84,333]
General - 135,094 (20.4%) [increase of 22,417]
Advanced - 74,373 (11.2%) [decrease of 25,409]
Extra - 107,281 (16.2%) [increase of 28,531]

Total Tech/TechPlus - 318,321 (48.1%) [decrease of 15,933]

Total all classes - 661,954 (decrease of 12,838)

Note that these totals do not include licenses
that have expired but are in the grace period.

They also do not include club, military, RACES
or other station-only licenses.

Note also that effective April 15, 2000, new
Novice, Technician Plus and Advanced licenses
are no longer issued.

Since April 15, 2000, FCC has renewed all existing
Technician Plus licenses as Technician. It is therefore
informative to consider the totals of the two classes,
since the Technician class includes a significant
number of Technician Plus licenses renewed as
Technician.

73 de Jim, N2EY


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Old December 3rd 05, 04:59 PM posted to rec.radio.amateur.policy
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These are the numbers of current, unexpired
amateur radio licenses held by individuals
on the stated dates, and the percentage of
the total number of active licenses that
class contains:

As of May 14, 2000:

Novice - 49,329 (7.3%)
Technician - 205,394 (30.4%)
Technician Plus - 128,860 (19.1%)
General - 112,677 (16.7%)
Advanced - 99,782 (14.8%)
Extra - 78,750 (11.7%)

Total Tech/TechPlus - 334,254 (49.5%)

Total all classes - 674,792


As of November 30, 2005:

Novice - 26,885 (4.1%) [decrease of 22,444]
Technician - 273,794 (41.4%) [increase of 68,400]
Technician Plus - 44,527 (6.7%) [decrease of 84,333]
General - 135,094 (20.4%) [increase of 22,417]
Advanced - 74,373 (11.2%) [decrease of 25,409]
Extra - 107,281 (16.2%) [increase of 28,531]

Total Tech/TechPlus - 318,321 (48.1%) [decrease of 15,933]

Total all classes - 661,954 (decrease of 12,838)

Note that these totals do not include licenses
that have expired but are in the grace period.

They also do not include club, military, RACES
or other station-only licenses.

Note also that effective April 15, 2000, new
Novice, Technician Plus and Advanced licenses
are no longer issued.

Since April 15, 2000, FCC has renewed all existing
Technician Plus licenses as Technician. It is therefore
informative to consider the totals of the two classes,
since the Technician class includes a significant
number of Technician Plus licenses renewed as
Technician.


The interesting aspect of the renewed Tech+ as
simply Techs is that from that 4/15/00 date onward there
really is no way for anyone to know if a particular tech
operating in the Novice segments of HF is actually
authorised to do so since the FCC database doesn't
record the prior tech+ status, nor does it reflect
if/when a tech may have obtained a 5wpm CSCE
certificate after 4/15/00.

Cheers,
Bill K2UNK




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Bill Sohl wrote:
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Since April 15, 2000, FCC has renewed all existing
Technician Plus licenses as Technician. It is therefore
informative to consider the totals of the two classes,
since the Technician class includes a significant
number of Technician Plus licenses renewed as
Technician.


The interesting aspect of the renewed Tech+ as
simply Techs is that from that 4/15/00 date onward there
really is no way for anyone to know if a particular tech
operating in the Novice segments of HF is actually
authorised to do so since the FCC database doesn't
record the prior tech+ status, nor does it reflect
if/when a tech may have obtained a 5wpm CSCE
certificate after 4/15/00.


Hmmm - are you sure the database doesn't show the
previous license class, Bill?

The only HF privileges allowed to Novices and code-
tested Techs are Morse Code on parts of 80/40/15/10,
and some 10 meter SSB. So if you hear a Tech operating
Morse Code, chances are they could pass the test anyway.
Which only leaves 10 ssb.

If you look at the enforcement letters from FCC, they have gone
after Techs for operating HF in excess of their privileges. But
such violations have always been obvious, like a Tech operating
20 or 40 meter SSB.

I do know that FCC expects Techs who have passed
a code test to retain license documents proving that
fact.

FCC has put some real oddities into the code-tested-Tech rules.

For example, if someone can produce a license document from before
February 14, 1991 that clearly says "Technician", they get credit for
Element 1. If they can produce a license document that clearly says
"Novice" or "Technician Plus", they also get credit for Element 1.
These
rules apply even if the documents are for a license that expired
decades
ago, and even if the person holds no current license.

But a CSCE for Element 1 that is more than 365 days old conveys no test
element
credit at all. Yet if the person with the expired Element 1 CSCE is a
Technician, that
person retains their HF privileges.

Seems to me that FCC expects that active hams who are Techs should
simply get
a General or Extra. If the NPRM is enacted, Techs who are not code
tested will have to get a General or Extra to get any HF at all.

73 de Jim, N2EY

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Bill Sohl wrote:
wrote in message
oups.com...


Since April 15, 2000, FCC has renewed all existing
Technician Plus licenses as Technician. It is therefore
informative to consider the totals of the two classes,
since the Technician class includes a significant
number of Technician Plus licenses renewed as
Technician.


The interesting aspect of the renewed Tech+ as
simply Techs is that from that 4/15/00 date onward there
really is no way for anyone to know if a particular tech
operating in the Novice segments of HF is actually
authorised to do so since the FCC database doesn't
record the prior tech+ status, nor does it reflect
if/when a tech may have obtained a 5wpm CSCE
certificate after 4/15/00.


Hmmm - are you sure the database doesn't show the
previous license class, Bill?


The database does show the previous license class. I just looked up my
brother, a Tech Plus, who just renewed. The ULS data now shows Tech with
the previous license class listed as Tech Plus.

However if they passed the Element 1 after 4/15/05, it won't show.

[snip]

Seems to me that FCC expects that active hams who are Techs should
simply get
a General or Extra. If the NPRM is enacted, Techs who are not code
tested will have to get a General or Extra to get any HF at all.


Actually the NPRM clearly states that very thing. And they refer to it as
taking a relatively simple written test, or words to that effect, to upgrade
to General.

As far as I can see, the FCC in all the various historical changes has never
wanted people to remain at the introductory license even when the changes
were poorly implemented. It has always looked like their goal was to get
people to expand their knowledge/skills and move up in license class.

Dee D. Flint, N8UZE


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Bill Sohl wrote:
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Since April 15, 2000, FCC has renewed all existing
Technician Plus licenses as Technician. It is therefore
informative to consider the totals of the two classes,
since the Technician class includes a significant
number of Technician Plus licenses renewed as
Technician.


The interesting aspect of the renewed Tech+ as
simply Techs is that from that 4/15/00 date onward there
really is no way for anyone to know if a particular tech
operating in the Novice segments of HF is actually
authorised to do so since the FCC database doesn't
record the prior tech+ status, nor does it reflect
if/when a tech may have obtained a 5wpm CSCE
certificate after 4/15/00.

Cheers,
Bill K2UNK


It's going to make keeping track of Val Germann/KC0MUB's Morse Code
progress a problem, unless Val returns to RRAP to set the record
straight.

He was the Darling of the eyes rolled back, CW Forever crowd who came
on here bashing NCI. Didn't know The Code himself, but he sure was
going to learn it. And he was loved for saying so.

To date, Val is not coded.



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Default ARS License Numbers

These are the numbers of current, unexpired
amateur radio licenses held by individuals
on the stated dates, and the percentage of
the total number of active licenses that
class contains:

As of May 14, 2000:

Novice - 49,329 (7.3%)
Technician - 205,394 (30.4%)
Technician Plus - 128,860 (19.1%)
General - 112,677 (16.7%)
Advanced - 99,782 (14.8%)
Extra - 78,750 (11.7%)

Total Tech/TechPlus - 334,254 (49.5%)

Total General/Advanced/Extra - 291,209 (43.2%)

Total all classes - 674,792


As of December 15, 2005:

Novice - 26,727 (4.0%) [decrease of 22,602]
Technician - 274,332 (41.5%) [increase of 68,938]
Technician Plus - 44,127 (6.7%) [decrease of 84,733]
General - 134,908 (20.4%) [increase of 22,231]
Advanced - 74,191 (11.2%) [decrease of 25,591]
Extra - 107,345 (16.2%) [increase of 28,595]

Total Tech/TechPlus - 318,459 (48.1%) [decrease of 15,795]

Total General/Advanced/Extra - 316,444 (47.8%) [increase of 25,235]

Total all classes - 661,630 (decrease of 13,162)

Note that these totals do not include licenses
that have expired but are in the grace period.
They also do not include club, military, RACES
or other station-only licenses.

Note also that effective April 15, 2000, new
Novice, Technician Plus and Advanced licenses
are no longer issued.

Since April 15, 2000, FCC has renewed all existing
Technician Plus licenses as Technician. It is therefore
informative to consider the totals of the two classes,
since the Technician class includes a significant
number of Technician Plus licenses renewed as
Technician.

73 de Jim, N2EY

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Oh no!!! Better get them ham recruiters out to those high-schools and
colleges and uni-varsities..... gotta sign them up young ya know.....
can't have them becoming professionals until after they pass through
the amateur ranks!!!!









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