Essay would be preferable, albeit impractical. It wasn't long ago when applicants had to actually draw schematics of basic circuits as opposed to today when success is measured in terms of how well one memorizes answers from a limited question pool.
Regarding "seeing Ham radio go the way of CB, we already HAVE seen (i.e, heard) it on 2 meters. Goes to show anyone who cares to listen what the result is of dropping or lowering the code requirements. It appears short-sighted, given that ham requirements for code long preceeded military requirements, to believe that is at all relevent.
Guess it's all on how you perceive reality.
Last edited by k1vsk; 10-29-2006 at 02:47 PM.