December 12, 2018 at 4:46 pm #40431
ScreamerParticipantDecember 12, 2018 at 7:12 pm #40432
Wish I would have at least photocopied my 3rd Class Endorsed license before I had to turn it in for the wallet version in the mid-80’s. That piece of paper got me my first radio gig in 1971. Don’t see those posted on any station wall for a long time.December 12, 2018 at 7:48 pm #40433
I still have mine tucked in a CD caseDecember 13, 2018 at 10:47 am #40439
to eliminate what he and a majority of commissioners conclude are outdated or obsolete rules.
Yet unfortunately I don’t see GMRS or HAM licencing going away anytime soon. Talk about obsolete and outdated.
At least they did finally get rid of that stupid and unnecessary “restriction” on 11m skip a couple years ago when they redid FRS/GMRS so that’s a start. You can’t legislate away physics.January 1, 2019 at 5:46 pm #40605
The licensing hasn’t gone away for Amateurs but if you want a printed license you have to request it now.January 6, 2019 at 12:04 pm #40652
Really? wow. That’s so….. modern and forward-thinking. I’m amazed the 80-somethings and the Newington Yankees haven’t raised holy hell about that!January 6, 2019 at 5:31 pm #40656
I still have my 3rd phone somewhere. But haven’t looked for it in years.January 7, 2019 at 10:08 am #40662
I think that the comment on the 11 m skip restriction referred to a rule pertaining to the CB radio service. The rule said that if CBers heard a transmission that they knew to be originating from a point greater than some distance (I think it was 300 miles), they were not allowed to try to establish contact with that station. The rule was, of course, unenforceable.January 7, 2019 at 2:06 pm #40665
Interesting. Not that I’ll likely need it anytime soon (or ever) but I did a search of the database in every conceivable way, and can’t find the Restricted Radiotelephone Operators Permit listed in their database. I’m even looking at it (issued in 1985) and entered the name exactly the way its listed on the permit.January 7, 2019 at 4:14 pm #40668
I did a search on mine based on the year it was granted and the first letter of my last name. The query only returned four results, none of which are mine. If I ever had to use my permit again (and could find it), I suspect that it would be advisable to contact the FCC so that they can have me in their database with up-to-date information.January 7, 2019 at 8:43 pm #40669
It looks like there are no RR’s older than 2001 or so.January 8, 2019 at 11:10 am #40672
The query that I did was for last names starting with T and an issue date between 1/1/1994 and 1/1/1995. Only four results were returned. I was left wondering whether these people requested that their license data be entered into the new database, whether entry into the new database was automatically triggered by an update of personal data, or whether the FCC is systematically entering records into the new database, starting with the newest ones.January 8, 2019 at 11:34 am #40673
I think that the comment on the 11 m skip restriction referred to a rule pertaining to CB radio. The rule was, of course, unenforceable.
Yes it did, and it was. You can’t legislate away physics.
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