The wait for a Tech license is unnecessary

Discussion in 'Becoming a Ham - Q&A' started by WRKS480, Feb 19, 2021.

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  1. WW4LLL

    WW4LLL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does anyone know how long it takes my callsign to post to the QRZ database?
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  2. WJ4U

    WJ4U Subscriber QRZ Page

    Typically a few business days.
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  3. KE8RAN

    KE8RAN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I had my FCC issued callsign 48 hours after I tested, it would have been 24 hours but I tested on a Sat evening and the info was not sent to the FCC until Monday Morning. You are at the mercy of the club, if they mail it, you'll be waiting awhile.
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  4. KE8RAN

    KE8RAN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Mine actually took about a week, I was trying to get on Echolink and learned that the database that is used by AARL, QRZ and Echolink is the same but updates on a regular basis. This is just a guess, but I think that those databases update once a week so depending on when you get licensed, it could take some time. Patience is not my strong suit and I missed an Echolink net last Friday while I was waiting...
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  5. KI5OMC

    KI5OMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I tested Thurs. at 6pm local, finished around 6:30pm. Received email with my call next day, Friday, 4pm. Less than 22 hours.
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  6. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

  7. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    The wait is necessary until the FCC says otherwise.
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  8. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Folks complaining about the FCC not issuing their license immediately must really love the USPS and their great :p on-time service. I'm still waiting for them to find a package from the beginning of November. Received an email the other day..." they're working on it".
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  9. WJ9M

    WJ9M Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seems efficient to me. I passed the Technician test on Saturday and I was notified on Tuesday of my call sign and entry into the database.
    So now I can transmit, but if I only had a clue about how to do that....

    I wish finding a COVID shot were this easy or quick.
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  10. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Also/ The computers don't always work.

    Application and License Database Files Incomplete

    Effective: March 9, 2021
    System: Universal Licensing System (ULS)
    We apologize for any inconvenience; we are currently experiencing issues that are impacting our ability to process Public Access files. Once the issues are resolved we will rerun the previous daily files to correct any inconsistencies. Currently, we do not have an estimated time when the issues will be resolved. We will post a new message when all the Public Access files are complete and correct.
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