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From: RAC Headquarters Date: January 5, 2001 Subject: IC issues 5 wpm Gazette Notice Industry Canada issues 5 wpm Morse Code Gazette Notice Industry Canada has issued the long awaited Gazette Notice indicating their intent to amend Radio Information Circular RIC-2, to: "Grant Full Operating Privileges in all Amateur Radio Frequency Bands Below 30 MHz to Amateur Radio Operators Holding a 5 word per minute (w.p.m.) Morse Code Qualification". The purpose of the Gazette Notice is to give all Canadians an opportunity to comment on the proposed changes. Comments should be sent to Industry Canada within 60 days. The full notice can be found on the Industry Canada Web site at: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/SSG/sf05327e.html An unofficial copy is available on the RAC web site at http://www.rac.ca/12wpm.htm