A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL: – eHam.net

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A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:
For many years, there had been talk about creating an entry-level ham license, first between the ARRL and the FCC, and later within the amateur community.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Another segment of Al Brogdon’s (W1AB) series “A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL.”  In this segment, Al gives us a brief history of the novice license, which debuted on 01 July 1951.  Back in those days, novice operators were restricted to certain CW portions of 80, 11 (now the CB band), 2 meters, and AM voice on a narrow sliver of the 2 meter band.  Power was restricted to 75 watts input.  Transmitters were crystal controlled.  Speaking as a former novice licensee, I appreciated the memory jog provided by this article.  Even with all of these restrictions, many of my fellow novice operators managed to win many operating awards, including WAS, WAC, and various regional awards.  The novice license served its purpose well.  The FCC stopped the novice program on 15 April 2000.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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