FCC Proposes Eliminating Paper License Renewals by Surface Mail

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K5UJ, Sep 10, 2019.

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  1. NN6A

    NN6A Ham Member QRZ Page

    You're correct......The FCC hasn't adequately policed the Ham bands for decades. I think they'll turn it all over to the ARRL, and effectively ditch Amateur Radio in it's entirety. No "young punk" here.....63 years young, and have been Hamming for 50-years. IMO, the FCC is more interested in selling our bands than they are in policing them.
     
  2. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    Actually the rule change has already been done.
    This is just fulfilling the legal public input requirement.
    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-87A1.pdf

    ORDERING CLAUSES
    IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to the authority found in sections 1, 4(i), and 303 of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. §§ 151, 154(i), and 303, that this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking IS HEREBY ADOPTED. . IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to applicable procedures set forth in sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §§ 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file U.S.C. § 603. Federal Communications Commission FCC comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on or before 30 days after publication in the Federal Register and reply comments on or before 45 days after publication in the Federal Register.



    Oddly enough, You can still file a paper response to the NRPM, but, there are many rules you must comply with.

    Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and four copies of each filing. If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding, filers must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.

    Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail . All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission




    Jeez
     
  3. W4GOG

    W4GOG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yea i agree with u. To me it dosnt matter. Im old fart. well 36 yr old. But i can print my out. So really no big deal.
    73 W4GOG
     
  4. N9AMI

    N9AMI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yup why bother anymore its all cb radio now days open to do or say anything and zero technical knowledge. Toughest thing for newer hams these days is a dull box cutter.
     
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  5. W1LWT

    W1LWT Ham Member QRZ Page

    no problem it makes sence at this day of web and email and Pc's ...unless you still drive a model T.......lol
     
  6. NL7W

    NL7W Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Bet you could print your license on the unprinted inside of a Cheerios cereal box.
    You'll have to try that soon enough... ;):p:cool:
     
  7. KG7IRJ

    KG7IRJ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    When you consider the fact that if you go portable you are to have your license with you. Where dose that leave you?
     
  8. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Could you provide a link to Part 97 of the FCC rules and regulations that indicate you need to have your license with you when operating portable? Just read over the rules and regs and could not find that requirement. Thank You.
     
  9. W5QWX

    W5QWX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well I am a 77 year old fart and use the web for about everything. I do wish the FCC would make the ham ticket valid for life, just like my commercial tickt and the FAA licenses that only expire on death. Just saying it would save even more time, paper, and money. Has anyone bought stamps lately?
     
  10. WY7BG

    WY7BG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Where I am now. I printed an official copy of my license (which the ULS provides as a PDF), laminated the wallet-sized card it contained, and put it in my wallet. I recommend that every licensed ham do this.
     

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