# Should I upgrade to Extra Class [closed]

I've held an Advanced Class license for almost 20 years now. I've recently been kicking around the idea of biting the bullet and upgrading to Extra. I know they lifted the code requirement. Part of me wants to stay Advanced because I have the pride and knowledge that, even though I've never made a CW contact ever, I studied hard and passed my code requirement to earn my license. There is a small nagging part of me that feels like I would be cheating not passing the 20wpm test to move up to Extra. Other than the nominal additional bandwidth, is there any real advantage to upgrading my license?

73's Jim

## closed as primarily opinion-based by Kevin Reid AG6YO♦Aug 24 '17 at 16:55

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

• You've answered your own question: if you (or I) upgraded from Advanced to Extra then we could operate the entire bands. And Lance is correct, there's no real answers. IMO, all you are going to get here is opinions. – Mike Waters Aug 24 '17 at 15:49
• I realize that. I guess that is kind of what I was looking for. Opinions of fellow Hams. – Jim Miller Aug 24 '17 at 16:03
• If you changed your question to something along the lines of "what are the advantages and disadvantages of upgrading to Extra class from Advanced class?" then your question would be less opinion-based, and therefore might be reopened. – rclocher3 Aug 25 '17 at 3:11
• – Mike Waters Aug 25 '17 at 14:20
• From the Tour: Not all questions work well in our format. Avoid questions that are primarily opinion-based, or that are likely to generate discussion rather than answers. ... Don't ask about ... Questions that are primarily opinion-based, Questions with too many possible answers or that would require an extremely long answer – Mike Waters Aug 25 '17 at 14:25