Posted by: GW7AAV | October 31, 2010

Radio Ham Was Living In The Past

Some radio amateurs seem to be living under a rock…

From the blog of RSGB General Manager Peter Kirby, G0TWW

In recent weeks I have received a letter from a belligerent member who threatened to resign unless the RSGB changed its stance on compulsory “Morse Testing” his letter banged on about how “unfair” it was to Class B licence holders that, in the 21st Century they are still restricted to VHF operation only! Now come on. The RSGB changed its policy back in 1998 and compulsory Morse Testing ceased in the UK in 2003. He had put his telephone number on the letter so I rang him up. When told of the changes he said he had not seen anything in RadCom! Had heard nothing over the air, and it was sometime since he visited his club?

After I stopped laughing I thought that we need this guy’s telephone number so we can let him know about a few other things, such as the end of the 2nd World War, the death of Queen Victoria and the sinking of the Titanic.

Read Peter’s blog here…


  1. Wow. That’s all I can say… :-/

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