If you're too dumb or lazy to get a General license, I don't want you there, Fredo.
People with mindsets like yours are the ones destroying our hobby. It's okay, you guys will be gone soon enough. Going to miss hearing about your daily BMs on the Geritol net though.
There is absolutely no reason to have multiple licenses. None at all.
I think this would get some techs on the lower HF bands but I don't think it will cause a huge increase in new licenses. I think it needs more work or look at a different strategy to bring in new hamsters.
Agreed. What I think the ARRL and all these old sticks in the mud don't understand is that HF is not the holy grail it used to be. 9 out of 10 new hams I talk to have absolutely no interest in HF, and the 1 out of 10 who is interested doesn't have the space for antennas. You can pick up a $20 Baofeng and talk to anyone in the world anytime you want, propagation be damned. Or you can get on Skype.
So personally, I agree that this will do absolutely nothing to bring new hams on board. But if it does get more people involved in HF and more people on the bands, I'm all for it. The more the merrier as far as I'm concerned.