waiting waiting....

Discussion in 'Becoming an Amateur Radio Operator/Upgrading Privi' started by KF5PCV, Mar 22, 2012.

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  1. KF5PCV

    KF5PCV Ham Member

    passed my tech test on the 6th and still waiting on my call sign aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhh!!! lol...... patience isnt one of my virtues
  2. K0RGR

    K0RGR Premium Subscriber

    That seems like a longer than usual wait these days. I'd wait just a tad longer and contact the VE team if nothing happens. It doesn't happen often, but VE teams are volunteers, and sometimes the guy who is supposed to send the results in fails to do so immediately.
  3. WC5B

    WC5B Ham Member

    Longer!!?? I had to wait 6 looooonnnnggggg months!!
  4. KF5PCV

    KF5PCV Ham Member

    man i hope not!!!!
  5. K0RGR

    K0RGR Premium Subscriber

    But not recently, I hope. FCC's turnaround time recently has been more like 1-2 weeks. That's why I suggested waiting just a little longer.

    We had a situation here some years ago where the VE's turned in the paperwork, but two applications got stuck together (don't eat sugar donuts prior to the exam). The VE team had to contact FCC, who found the missing paperwork and processed the license.

    But there have also been extremely rare cases where the paperwork simply didn't get filed.

    Where are you looking? We don't have your information, so we can't look for you.
  6. WA6TKD

    WA6TKD Ham Member

    Tested on 2/24/12 showed up in FCC database on 3/8/12
  7. NI7I

    NI7I Ham Member

    When I passed my first test, I waited and waited for more than a month... when I fimally called them, they told me that they had run out of the paper used
    for printing the licenses.. Guess there was something special about it.. They gave me my call sign and verbal permission to get on the air.. Now they are printed
    on regular office depot paper..

    Good luck and welcome.. Hope to work you soon.

  8. KF5PCV

    KF5PCV Ham Member

    my ve called yesterday and they gave him my call sign and it showed up on the daily update today! kf5pcv
  9. K0RGR

    K0RGR Premium Subscriber

    Cool - that's a good callsign, too.

    Now, go get on the air. If you don't have a rig already, get on EchoLink.
  10. K0RGR

    K0RGR Premium Subscriber

    Cool - that's a good callsign, too.

    Now, go get on the air. If you don't have a rig already, get on EchoLink.
  11. KG4NEL

    KG4NEL Ham Member

    Welcome to ham radio! :)
  12. KK4IFV

    KK4IFV Ham Member

    Passed my test on March 10 and my call sign just showed up in the ULS a few hours ago.
  13. KK4IZA

    KK4IZA Ham Member

    Still waiting on mine. Passed the tech last Saturday 4/28. Missed the general by a few.
  14. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Subscriber

    Wow, I got my initial call (Tech) and each upgrade (General, Extra) within two days of the exam.
  15. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Subscriber

    Weeks??? I tested April 30, and got mine May 2. Not even one business day.

    Anyway, congratulations and welcome!
  16. KK4IZA

    KK4IZA Ham Member

    I assume the fcc database will be updated first, so I should concentrate my search there?
  17. AB2T

    AB2T Ham Member

    When I got my first license in 1993 the FCC had a ten week turnaround. I was about to say -- today's less than one week turnaround is nothing compared to the pre-ULS days!

    Eh, it was all for the best. Before the ticket arrived I got a dipole up, my Elmer helped me set up my shack, and he instructed me on how to tune the rig properly. I learned a lot in the time from passing the first ticket and getting on the air. Maybe some artificial length should be built into the online ULS update system.

    73, Jordan
  18. KJ0NAS

    KJ0NAS Ham Member

    Took my tech test on 4/46. Got my call on 5/1. Applied for vanity call on 5/1. Got it on 5/19.
  19. HEYBALES219

    HEYBALES219 QRZ Member

    I've been eager to get on the air. Bought an HT two weeks ago, tested and passed my Tech on on Sat 6/9. Application showed up in ULS today, but wouldn't you know, it's "offlined for alerts list review" so still now callsign. Out of 98 new license apps today, I'm 1 of 4 that's been "offlined". Makes me not want to even listen to my rig over the weekend since I still won't be able to participate/contribute. Learning a lot about how conversation flow and etiquette though! :D
  20. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Subscriber

    offlined for alerts list review???
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