Tag: Novice

Iceland plans to end ham radio call sign discrimination

On November 9, 2017 Iceland’s Ministry of Transport and Local Government has published draft changes to the Radio Regulations for comment The national society, Icelandic Radio Amateurs (IRA), had proposed ending the practice of highlighting amateurs who had Novice call signs, an N was added to their call sign. In addition the IRA proposed ending another discriminatory […]

FCC Dismisses Two Petitions from Radio Amateurs

The FCC has turned down two petitions filed in 2016, each seeking similar changes in the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. James Edwin Whedbee, N0ECN, of Gladstone, Missouri, had asked the Commission to amend the rules to reduce the number of Amateur Radio operator classes to Technician, General, and Amateur Extra by merging remaining Novice […]

WIA seeks 200 watts for Standard (Novice) holders

In WIA News, Director Roger Harrison VK2ZRH sets out the Wireless Institue of Australia’s thinking on the future direction of the Standard, formerly known as Novice, and Advanced licenses This is Roger Harrison VK2ZRH from the WIA Spectrum Strategy Committee with a further installment on the WIA’s licence conditions submission to the ACM. Having covered […]