[amsat-bb] FCC License Question
n8hm at arrl.net
Thu Jul 7 14:50:40 UTC 2016
The FCC no longer routinely issues paper license documents to amateur
You can request one by following the procedures laid out here:
On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 10:47 AM, Dave Mann <cwo4mann at comcast.net> wrote:
> I renewed mine via the ARRL Program at no cost. I received a confirmation letter and an e-mail in a couple of weeks. I went to the FCC Web site and confirmed my new expiry date and then printed a paper copy of the license from that site. I also received several "official looking" letters from independent VEC entities urging me to renew using their services for a fee. I ignored and shredded those. Those independent operations scan the FCC Database and send advertisements for their services. We've come a long way since I received my first license in 1955!
> HTH, YMMV,
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>> On Jul 7, 2016, at 09:39, Thomas Doyle <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone renewed their ham license recently. I renewed mine online and it
>> appeared to work.
>> I received two very official looking letters from the FCC within a week of
>> submitting the application.
>> First one was "Ref: CORES Registration Update".
>> Second one was "Ref: PSQ Request for your CORES FRN:xxxxxxxxx". This letter
>> "Entity Type: INDIVIDUAL ENTITY" which is reassuring.
>> Neither letter indicates anything is wrong nor does it mention anything
>> about a license. I realize that the federal government is drowning in the
>> paper work mess they have created to give them something to do but this is
>> a bit much.
>> Do they ever send you an actual paper license ? I need to send a copy to
>> the DMV to renew my ham plates. It has been almost 4 weeks. I sent in a
>> request for duplicate license after three weeks.
>> TNX W9KE Tom Doyle
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