From ARRL Delta Division Email:
GM Delta Division Members,
The ARRL Board of Directors is seeking opinions from the membership concerning a possible new entry level class of amateur license in the United States. Hence, I would like to draw your attention to a survey we are conducting and encourage everyone to take it if you have not done so already.
The Entry Level License Ad Hoc Committee was established by the ARRL Board of Directors at the July 2016 board meeting and the committee was appointed in September 2016. As part of its ongoing work, the committee is gathering member input and will make recommendations to the Board for possible rules changes to submit to the FCC.
The result could mean changes to the Technician license, but it could also be an additional, but simpler, license with privileges that would give a newcomer a taste of most facets of ham radio from HF to VHF and UHF. It would be reminiscent of the old Novice ticket.
The committee has created an online member survey. Please complete and submit the survey no later than April 7, 2017. Survey results will be published.
The link to the survey is: http://www.arrl.org/license-1 or it can be accessed through the ARRL website.
We value your input!
73 ES DX
ARRL Delta Division
Director: David A Norris, K5UZ