- Apr 13, 2014
- Oneida County, NY
I couldn't have said it better. I have been a ham for 42 years (Novice, General, Advanced, and Amateur Extra) and believe the current structure works. I also like the suggestion to grandfather the Advanced licenses to Extra. If you want the privileges of the higher class licenses, go out and earn it.I'll chime in with my $0.02. (Ham of 39 years. Tech, General and Advanced in 1981. Extra in 2010. ) IMO, the current license structure is fine the way it is, except I would grandfather Advanced to Extra, and have three classes. I don't see the point to it any more given that the Advanced test of yesteryear was more difficult than the current Extra test. By far. Tech is so easy to pass now that I think a drunk chimp could do it. General is quite easy as well these days. No excuse not to get one if you want HF phone privileges beyond 10m.