ARLB021 Comment deadlines set in FCC "Morse code" proceeding

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ZCZC AG21 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 21 ARLB021 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT August 31, 2005 To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB021 ARLB021 Comment deadlines set in FCC "Morse code" proceeding

The deadline to submit comments on the FCC Notice of Proposed Rule Making and Order (NPRM&O) in WT Docket 05-235, released July 19, is October 31. Reply comments are due November 14. The NPRM&O proposes to do away with the 5 WPM Morse code requirement for all license classes. The FCC turned away several other petition requests, however, including proposals to create a new entry-level license class.

Comment deadlines are established by the NPRM&O's publication in the Federal Register, which occurred August 31.

To file on-line comments on the FCC NPRM&O in WT Docket 05-235 or to view others' comments in the proceeding, visit the FCC Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at . Interested parties also may submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal, .

People with disabilities may contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc) by e-mail, , or telephone
202-418-0530; TTY 202-418-0432.

For additional information, contact William T. Cross, , in the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 202-418-0680; TTY 202-418-7233.

Alternative formats are available for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), via e-mail request, , or by calling the Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0530; TTY 202-418-0432.

An FCC Report and Order in this proceeding is not likely until late
2005 or early 2006. NNNN /EX
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