Originally Posted by jwinner
Does it really matter??
It does to the guys who earned a First Class Radiotelegraph license. In the marine world when someone says they have a first class radio ticket it doesn't mean 'phone.
And in the maritime world, a GROL without a GMDSS ticket isn't worth much. If you want to operate a marine MF/HF radio onboard, a restricted ticket is good enough.
As far as broadcast stations are concerned, no license has been required since 1992 and by that time only a Restricted permit was required anyway.
Sorry, only the brasspounders get bragging rights these days and only a handful of them ever find a job since GMDSS replaced them.