Lifetime VP8 licence revalidation - final opportunity!

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  1. G3WOS

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    Forwarded Press release by the Falkland Islands Communications Regulator.

    Notice of Direction made by the Falkland Islands Communications Regulator addressed to those who hold or have held Falkland Island Amateur Radio Licences typically identified by call-signs with a VP8 prefix.

    Pursuant to Regulation 10 Communications (Radiocommunications Licensing Procedures) Regulations 2019 the Falklands Islands Communications Regulator hereby directs and gives notice to all holders of Falkland Islands radio licences falling in the following categories:

    Amateur Radio Licence Full Lifetime

    Amateur Radio Licence Restricted Lifetime where:

    • The licence has been granted on terms where no termination date has been specified and/or specify that the licence may be terminated on notice;
    • Who wish to carry on the activities permitted by their licence; and
    • Whose licences were not revalidated in the calendar year 2020
    that they must apply to revalidate their licence by 31 Aug 21.

    Anyone seeking to revalidate a licence must complete an ‘Application to Revalidate a Radio Licence’ form and submit it by email to the Falklands Islands Communications Regulator on or before 13 Aug 21.

    The ‘Amateur Radio Licence Application’ form is available either to download from the Falklands Islands Communications Regulator’s website or in print form from:

    • The Post Office, Stanley, Falkland Islands; and
    • The General Post Office Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands.
    Please take notice that –

    • Any licence that is not re-validated in accordance with this direction will be deemed to have been terminated on 1 Sep 21 and in such circumstances
    • The former licence holder must not carry on any of the activities that were permitted under the terminated licence; and
    • If the former licence holder wishes to carry on any of the activities permitted under the terminated licence they will have to apply for a new licence. This is the third and final opportunity to seek revalidation. The Falklands Islands Communications Regulator cannot guarantee that any particular call-sign remains available. In circumstances where revalidation is sought for a licence with a call-sign that is no longer available a new call sign will be issued.
    • New long-term licences will only be issued to individuals who meet the appropriate residency requirements. Full details are available on Falklands Islands Communications Regulator’s website.
    For background please visit -

    Chris G3WOS VP8WOS
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  2. KO4GSM

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  3. WA2DE

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    England and its former colonies use “licence” as the noun and “license’ as the verb. In the US, the latter spelling is both noun and verb.

    Sorry, off-topic.
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  4. VK4HAT

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    The OP was writing in English, not American. While similar, they are not the same. English is right and American is wrong LOL ;)
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  5. KO4GSM

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    British General Lord Cornwallis probably would have said that when he was defeated by the Americans in 1781.
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  6. K4RGN

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    Off topic, but to be fair the Americans could hardly have won without the French Navy that prevented the supply, reinforcement, or evacuation of Cornwallis' troops.
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  7. N4DJT

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    UK and the USA.. two cultures separated by a common
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  8. NU4R

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    What In The World is a Cornwallis?

    It is yummy?
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  9. K6VOX

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    Yup...this is QRZ......I think it may be time for Popcorn....
  10. K0UO

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    When I was there at the end of the war/ they had a club station near the airport.
    A bunch of us (British Forces Broadcasting Service) and a few RAF guys helped put up some antennas there.

    Last edited: May 2, 2021 at 4:07 AM
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