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FCC Drops Morse Code Requirement!
In an unexpected act of rationality, the FCC made a last-minute announcement today that they will be issuing a correction to a recent order AND formally dropping the Morse Code requirement for all amateur radio license classes in the immediate future. A formal announcement should be issued in the next couple of weeks with the new rules taking effect 30 days after that, i.e. sometime in February.
This was totally unexpected news, since the order being revised has been in process for almost two years "ahead" of the Morse Code considerations on their agenda, leading many of us to expect it would be two more years before any announcement or change in CW was coming.
Kudos to the FCC, someone must have accidentally been drinking real coffee this week!