John Hendry KG5OIB
thanks for this post! I remember desperately trying to learn code back in the 70s. Try as I would, I could never master it. I could easily pass the tech part of the test, all the way to Advanced, but the code kept me out. I gave up on ham radio until 2016. I remember vaguely hearing about the code tests being dropped but at that time I had other interests (and was busy doing the family thing).
I'm one of those who still wish they could do code and I still try, but its just not in the cards for me. But I'm glad this hobby opened up to me and I treasure it every day!
Decatur, Wise County, Texas