• US/Canada Callsign Updates

    From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Tue Dec 29 10:22:13 2020
    Amateur Radio Callsign Update for the U.S. and its territories, from
    the FCC through Dec. 28, 2020. These are in "sequential" format, and do
    not necessarily include "vanity callsigns". Please read the paragraphs
    noted below, prior to the callsign listings, as they contain important information.

    Data is from the HamData.Com website at www.hamdata.com/fccinfo.html --
    so, check that, in case typographical errors are in this message. These
    are updated normally Tuesday through Saturday, with data from the prior "business day" that the FCC is open. Note that during a "government
    shutdown", or if the previous "business day" is an observed US holiday, callsigns (new, vanity, club, special event, etc.) are NOT issued...and
    data is not updated as a result. See the bulletin dealing with callsigns
    and government shutdowns for further information.

    In some regions, all the sequential callsigns have been issued, so
    other callsign groups are being noted as well. The first 2 entries
    for regions 0 through 9 are for Technician or General class licensees
    (starting with a K), and then for Amateur Extra Class licensees
    (starting with an A).

    The regions are noted as per Appendix 2, in Part 97 of the FCC Rules.

    The FCC noted at the July, 2020 meeting of the National Council Of
    Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) that the opportunity for putting
    ones Social Security Number on the NCVEC Form 605, is ENDING. So, it is STRONGLY ADVISED that one obtains an FRN from the FCC CORES website PRIOR
    to going to a license exam session...or they likely will NOT be able to
    take the license exam. For what to bring to a license exam session, go to:

    http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session

    Failure to do what's noted may mean you can't take the license exam(s).

    URL's are on that page on how to obtain a copy of your license (which
    will be sent off with your data), and what the current ARRL/VEC exam fee
    is. That fee is payable in either cash, check, or money order...payable
    to the appropriate VEC, such as ARRL/VEC. You can NOT use credit or debit
    cards to pay for the exam fee, as the VE Teams do NOT have the resources
    to process these transactions.

    Once you have the FRN, though...it is yours FOR LIFE...even if your ham
    radio operator license lapses (is expired more than 2 years). Once you
    have the FRN, do NOT use your Social Security Number on the NCVEC Form
    605, or the FCC will reject the form, delaying processing of your license.

    Also, by mid-2021, examinees will be REQUIRED to have an email address
    on the NCVEC Form 605...or the FCC will dismiss the application as being "defective". They will no longer issue printed copies of the license.

    An informative New Users Guide on getting started with the Universal Licensing System (ULS) is at:

    https://fcc.gov/new-users-guide-getting-started-universal-licensing-system-uls

    You should be aware that as an applicant for an FCC Amateur Radio
    License, some information about you will be made publicly available
    via the FCC's ULS, specifically information submitted on the NCVEC
    Form 605 (noted above) will be published:

    1) Your Name.
    2) Your Mailing Address (it can be a street address, street address
    with an apartment, or a post office box).
    3) Your Callsign and License Class.
    4) Your FCC Registration Number.
    5) Your Felony Conviction Status (noted below).
    6) Various transaction dates, adminstrative review statuses, etc.

    Note that Social Security Numbers, Phone Numbers, and Email Addresses
    are NEVER published.

    The FCC no longer mails out licenses, so you'll need to supply an email address on the NCVEC Form 605.

    Current amateur radio operators requesting a callsign change, or new
    amateur radio operators, must answer "The Felony Question" on the NCVEC
    Form 605, stating whether or not you've been convicted of a felony in
    state or federal court.

    With this, a "YES" response is NOT an automatic disqualification, but
    it depends upon the circumstances surrounding the conviction. You will
    supply all the pertinent information to the FCC, and NOT to the VE Team. Further details are available at:

    http://www.arrl.org/fcc-qualification-question

    Note that any NCVEC Form 605's dated PRIOR to September, 2017 are
    INVALID, and will NOT be accepted by the FCC. Be sure that the VE
    Team is using NCVEC Form 605's effective September, 2017 or later.
    Otherwise, you're wasting your time and money.

    Due to the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), many ham radio license exams are
    being CANCELED. Check with the VE Team beforehand to be sure that the
    exam session is still scheduled.

    While some teams are using "remote testing", or "drive-up/drive-thru testing", a lot of logistical hoops have to be "jumped through", to ensure
    that examinees aren't cheating during the session; and many VE Teams (like mine) don't have the resources to do such. So, these teams will likely do
    "low contact, in person testing" instead. Again, check with the VE Team
    Contact for details on such a session. This may include requiring that ALL individuals (examiners and examinees) wear masks, with gloves STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

    Note that Title 47 of the Code Of Federal Regulations (Federal Law),
    Part 97 of the FCC Rules, which applies to amateur radio, are AGREED to
    be followed when the current or prospective ham radio operator signs the
    NCVEC Form 605 at the exam session. If you have no intention of doing
    such, you might as well STOP RIGHT NOW on any plans to become an amateur
    radio licensee. Three items relate to the exam session:

    §97.509 (a) The number of examinees at a session may be limited.

    §97.509 (4)(c) Each administering VE must observe the examinee throughout
    the entire examination. The administering VEs are responsible for the
    proper conduct and necessary supervision of each examination. The
    administering VEs must immediately terminate the examination upon
    failure of the examinee to comply with their instructions.

    §97.511 Each examinee must comply with the instructions given by the administering VEs.

    This includes requirements related to COVID-19, or instances of
    "cheating". Please do NOT put yourselves or the VE Team into a very embarrassing situation. In some cases, law enforcement officials can
    be summoned to arrest and remove the violator from the premises.

    At all exam sessions I conduct, EVERY EXAM BOOK IS DIFFERENT...in
    both the questions, and the order of answers. So, there is no point
    in trying to cheat. One is ready to take the exam, or they are not.
    If it takes you a dozen tries or more to pass the exam, even if just
    barely, you have as much right to be on the air, as someone who made
    a perfect score the first time.

    Besides, the guy or girl who graduates dead last in medical school
    is STILL...a doctor!! However, I might not want them doing a prostate
    check on the males, or a pelvic exam on the females (hi hi).

    ***

    Region 0: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
    North Dakota and South Dakota

    KF0DAS AE0LK KI0TM

    ***

    Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,
    and Vermont

    KC1OJD AC1KL KE1MT

    ***

    Region 2: New Jersey and New York

    KD2VHQ AD2BK

    ***

    Region 3: Delaware, District Of Columbia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania

    KC3QWY AC3GY KF3EU

    ***

    Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina,
    South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

    KO4KNE AK4ZZ KY4DK

    ***

    Region 5: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
    and Texas

    KI5MTD AI5BI KM5ZM

    ***

    Region 6: California

    KN6MSY AJ6RI KR6GI

    ***

    Region 7: Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington,
    and Wyoming

    KJ7TFO AI7EO KK7ZR

    ***

    Region 8: Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia

    KE8QGO AD8GO KI8KY

    ***

    Region 9: Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin

    KD9RGF AC9XZ KG9RK

    ***

    Hawaii WH6GMV AH6VW

    Alaska KL5DN AL3T AL7RY WL7CYN

    Northern Marianas KH0ZY WH0ACI

    Guam NH2NM AH2EK

    American Samoa KH8E AH8Z WH8ABN

    Virgin Islands NP2TU KP2CZ

    Puerto Rico WP4RRU WP4HD
    --- SBBSecho 3.11-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (618:250/33)
  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jan 1 11:05:08 2021
    Amateur Radio Callsign Update for the U.S. and its territories, from
    the FCC through Dec. 31, 2020. These are in "sequential" format, and do
    not necessarily include "vanity callsigns". Please read the paragraphs
    noted below, prior to the callsign listings, as they contain important information.

    Data is from the HamData.Com website at www.hamdata.com/fccinfo.html --
    so, check that, in case typographical errors are in this message. These
    are updated normally Tuesday through Saturday, with data from the prior "business day" that the FCC is open. Note that during a "government
    shutdown", or if the previous "business day" is an observed US holiday, callsigns (new, vanity, club, special event, etc.) are NOT issued...and
    data is not updated as a result. See the bulletin dealing with callsigns
    and government shutdowns for further information.

    In some regions, all the sequential callsigns have been issued, so
    other callsign groups are being noted as well. The first 2 entries
    for regions 0 through 9 are for Technician or General class licensees
    (starting with a K), and then for Amateur Extra Class licensees
    (starting with an A).

    The regions are noted as per Appendix 2, in Part 97 of the FCC Rules.

    ***

    The FCC noted at the July, 2020 meeting of the National Council Of
    Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) that the opportunity for putting
    ones Social Security Number on the NCVEC Form 605, is ENDING. So, it is STRONGLY ADVISED that one obtains an FRN from the FCC CORES website PRIOR
    to going to a license exam session...or they likely will NOT be able to
    take the license exam. For what to bring to a license exam session, go to:

    http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session

    Failure to do what's noted may mean you can't take the license exam(s).

    URL's are on that page on how to obtain a copy of your license (which
    will be sent off with your data), and what the current ARRL/VEC exam fee
    is. That fee is payable in either cash, check, or money order...payable
    to the appropriate VEC, such as ARRL/VEC. You can NOT use credit or debit
    cards to pay for the exam fee, as the VE Teams do NOT have the resources
    to process these transactions.

    Once you have the FRN, though...it is yours FOR LIFE...even if your ham
    radio operator license lapses (is expired more than 2 years). Once you
    have the FRN, do NOT use your Social Security Number on the NCVEC Form
    605, or the FCC will reject the form, delaying processing of your license.

    Effective June 29, 2021, examinees will be REQUIRED to have an email
    address on the NCVEC Form 605...or the FCC will dismiss the license
    application as being "defective". They will no longer issue printed copies
    of the license. Full details are at:

    http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-to-require-email-address-on-applications- starting-on-june-29-2021

    (above URL all on one line).

    Also, sometime in early 2021, there will be a $35 fee for the following:

    1) New Amateur Radio License

    2) Renewed Amateur Radio License

    3) Upgraded Amateur Radio License

    4) Callsign Change (Sequential Or Vanity)

    5) Special Temporary Authority Request (STA)

    6) Rule Waiver Request

    This is for every instance of the above items. Full details are at:

    http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-reduces-proposed-amateur-radio-application- fee-to-35

    (above URL all on one line)

    Since the FCC is "going all electronic", you likely will NOT be able
    to get a printed copy mailed...but even if you were, that'd still cost
    you $35 for each copy.

    An informative New Users Guide on getting started with the Universal Licensing System (ULS) is at:

    https://fcc.gov/new-users-guide-getting-started-universal-licensing-system-uls

    You should be aware that as an applicant for an FCC Amateur Radio
    License, some information about you will be made publicly available
    via the FCC's ULS, specifically information submitted on the NCVEC
    Form 605 (noted above) will be published:

    1) Your Name.

    2) Your Mailing Address (it can be a street address, street address
    with an apartment, or a post office box).

    3) Your Callsign and License Class.

    4) Your FCC Registration Number.

    5) Your Felony Conviction Status (noted below).

    6) Various transaction dates, adminstrative review statuses, etc.

    Note that Social Security Numbers, Phone Numbers, and Email Addresses
    are NEVER published.

    Current amateur radio operators requesting a callsign change, or new
    amateur radio operators, must answer "The Felony Question" on the NCVEC
    Form 605, stating whether or not you've been convicted of a felony in
    state or federal court.

    With this, a "YES" response is NOT an automatic disqualification, but
    it depends upon the circumstances surrounding the conviction. You will
    supply all the pertinent information to the FCC, and NOT to the VE Team;
    and the FCC must have all pertinent data within 14 days of the exam.

    Further details are available at:

    http://www.arrl.org/fcc-qualification-question

    Note that any NCVEC Form 605's dated PRIOR to September, 2017 are
    INVALID, and will NOT be accepted by the FCC. Be sure that the VE
    Team is using NCVEC Form 605's effective September, 2017 or later.
    Otherwise, you're wasting your time and money.

    Due to the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), many ham radio license exams are
    being CANCELED. Check with the VE Team beforehand to be sure that the
    exam session is still scheduled.

    While some teams are using "remote testing", or "drive-up/drive-thru testing", a lot of logistical hoops have to be "jumped through", to ensure
    that examinees aren't cheating during the session; and many VE Teams (like mine) don't have the resources to do such. So, these teams will likely do
    "low contact, in person testing" instead. Again, check with the VE Team
    Contact for details on such a session. This may include requiring that ALL individuals (examiners and examinees) wear masks, with gloves STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

    Note that Title 47 of the Code Of Federal Regulations (Federal Law),
    Part 97 of the FCC Rules, which applies to amateur radio, are AGREED to
    be followed when the current or prospective ham radio operator signs the
    NCVEC Form 605 at the exam session. If you have no intention of doing
    such, you might as well STOP RIGHT NOW on any plans to become an amateur
    radio licensee. Three items relate to the exam session:

    §97.509 (a) The number of examinees at a session may be limited.

    §97.509 (4)(c) Each administering VE must observe the examinee throughout
    the entire examination. The administering VEs are responsible for the
    proper conduct and necessary supervision of each examination. The
    administering VEs must immediately terminate the examination upon
    failure of the examinee to comply with their instructions.

    §97.511 Each examinee must comply with the instructions given by the administering VEs.

    This includes requirements related to COVID-19, or instances of
    "cheating". Please do NOT put yourselves or the VE Team into a very embarrassing situation. In some cases, law enforcement officials can
    be summoned to arrest and remove the violator from the premises.

    At all exam sessions I conduct, EVERY EXAM BOOK IS DIFFERENT...in
    both the questions, and the order of answers. So, there is no point
    in trying to cheat. One is ready to take the exam, or they are not.
    If it takes you a dozen tries or more to pass the exam, even if just
    barely, you have as much right to be on the air, as someone who made
    a perfect score the first time.

    Besides, the guy or girl who graduates dead last in medical school
    is STILL...a doctor!! However, I might not want them doing a prostate
    check on the males, or a pelvic exam on the females (hi hi).

    ***

    Region 0: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
    North Dakota and South Dakota

    KF0DCG AE0LL KI0TM

    ***

    Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,
    and Vermont

    KC1OJT AC1KN KE1MT

    ***

    Region 2: New Jersey and New York

    KD2VIF AD2BK

    ***

    Region 3: Delaware, District Of Columbia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania

    KC3QXJ AC3GY KF3EU

    ***

    Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina,
    South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

    KO4KPP AK4ZZ KY4DL

    ***

    Region 5: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
    and Texas

    KI5MUE AI5BK KM5ZN

    ***

    Region 6: California

    KN6MTY AJ6RI KR6GI

    ***

    Region 7: Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington,
    and Wyoming

    KJ7THO AI7ER KK7ZR

    ***

    Region 8: Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia

    KE8QHI AD8GP KI8KY

    ***

    Region 9: Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin

    KD9RGR AC9XZ KG9RK

    ***

    Hawaii WH6GMX AH6VW

    Alaska KL5DP AL3T AL7RY WL7CYN

    Northern Marianas KH0ZY WH0ACI

    Guam NH2NN AH2EK

    American Samoa KH8E AH8Z WH8ABN

    Virgin Islands NP2TU KP2CZ

    Puerto Rico WP4RRU WP4HD
    --- SBBSecho 3.11-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (618:250/33)
  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Tue Jan 5 11:00:28 2021
    Amateur Radio Callsign Update for the U.S. and its territories, from
    the FCC through Jan. 4, 2021. These are in "sequential" format, and do
    not necessarily include "vanity callsigns". Please read the paragraphs
    noted below, prior to the callsign listings, as they contain important information.

    Data is from the HamData.Com website at www.hamdata.com/fccinfo.html --
    so, check that, in case typographical errors are in this message. These
    are updated normally Tuesday through Saturday, with data from the prior "business day" that the FCC is open. Note that during a "government
    shutdown", or if the previous "business day" is an observed US holiday, callsigns (new, vanity, club, special event, etc.) are NOT issued...and
    data is not updated as a result. See the bulletin dealing with callsigns
    and government shutdowns for further information.

    In some regions, all the sequential callsigns have been issued, so
    other callsign groups are being noted as well. The first 2 entries
    for regions 0 through 9 are for Technician or General class licensees
    (starting with a K), and then for Amateur Extra Class licensees
    (starting with an A).

    The regions are noted as per Appendix 2, in Part 97 of the FCC Rules.

    ***

    The FCC noted at the July, 2020 meeting of the National Council Of
    Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) that the opportunity for putting
    ones Social Security Number on the NCVEC Form 605, is ENDING. So, it is REQUIRED that one obtains an FRN from the FCC CORES website PRIOR to going
    to a license exam session...or they likely will NOT be able to take the
    license exam. For what to bring to a license exam session, go to:

    http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session

    Failure to do what's noted may mean you can't take the license exam(s).

    URL's are on that page on how to obtain a copy of your license (which
    will be sent off with your data), and what the current ARRL/VEC exam fee
    is. That fee is payable in either cash, check, or money order...payable
    to the appropriate VEC, such as ARRL/VEC. You can NOT use credit or debit
    cards to pay for the exam fee, as the VE Teams do NOT have the resources
    to process these transactions.

    Once you have the FRN, though...it is yours FOR LIFE...even if your ham
    radio operator license lapses (is expired more than 2 years). Once you
    have the FRN, do NOT use your Social Security Number on the NCVEC Form
    605, or the FCC will reject the form, delaying processing of your license.

    Effective June 29, 2021, examinees will be REQUIRED to have an email
    address on the NCVEC Form 605...or the FCC will dismiss the license
    application as being "defective". They will no longer issue printed copies
    of the license. Full details are at:

    http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-to-require-email-address-on-applications- starting-on-june-29-2021

    (above URL all on one line).

    Also, sometime in early 2021, there will be a $35 fee for the following:

    1) New Amateur Radio License

    2) Renewed Amateur Radio License

    3) Upgraded Amateur Radio License

    4) Callsign Change (Sequential Or Vanity)

    5) Special Temporary Authority Request (STA)

    6) Rule Waiver Request

    This is for every instance of the above items. Full details are at:

    http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-reduces-proposed-amateur-radio-application- fee-to-35

    (above URL all on one line)

    Since the FCC is "going all electronic", you likely will NOT be able
    to get a printed copy mailed...but even if you were, that'd still cost
    you $35 for each copy.

    An informative New Users Guide on getting started with the Universal Licensing System (ULS) is at:

    https://fcc.gov/new-users-guide-getting-started-universal-licensing-system-uls

    You should be aware that as an applicant for an FCC Amateur Radio
    License, some information about you will be made publicly available
    via the FCC's ULS, specifically information submitted on the NCVEC
    Form 605 (noted above) will be published:

    1) Your Name.

    2) Your Mailing Address (it can be a street address, street address
    with an apartment, or a post office box).

    3) Your Callsign and License Class.

    4) Your FCC Registration Number.

    5) Your Felony Conviction Status (noted below).

    6) Various transaction dates, adminstrative review statuses, etc.

    Note that Social Security Numbers, Phone Numbers, and Email Addresses
    are NEVER published.

    Current amateur radio operators requesting a callsign change, or new
    amateur radio operators, must answer "The Felony Question" on the NCVEC
    Form 605, stating whether or not you've been convicted of a felony in
    state or federal court.

    With this, a "YES" response is NOT an automatic disqualification, but
    it depends upon the circumstances surrounding the conviction. You will
    supply all the pertinent information to the FCC, and NOT to the VE Team;
    and the FCC must have all pertinent data within 14 days of the exam.

    Further details are available at:

    http://www.arrl.org/fcc-qualification-question

    Note that any NCVEC Form 605's dated PRIOR to September, 2017 are
    INVALID, and will NOT be accepted by the FCC. Be sure that the VE
    Team is using NCVEC Form 605's effective September, 2017 or later.
    Otherwise, you're wasting your time and money.

    Due to the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), many ham radio license exams are
    being CANCELED. Check with the VE Team beforehand to be sure that the
    exam session is still scheduled.

    While some teams are using "remote testing", or "drive-up/drive-thru testing", a lot of logistical hoops have to be "jumped through", to ensure
    that examinees aren't cheating during the session; and many VE Teams (like mine) don't have the resources to do such. So, these teams will likely do
    "low contact, in person testing" instead. Again, check with the VE Team
    Contact for details on such a session. This may include requiring that ALL individuals (examiners and examinees) wear masks, with gloves STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

    Note that Title 47 of the Code Of Federal Regulations (Federal Law),
    Part 97 of the FCC Rules, which applies to amateur radio, are AGREED to
    be followed when the current or prospective ham radio operator signs the
    NCVEC Form 605 at the exam session. If you have no intention of doing
    such, you might as well STOP RIGHT NOW on any plans to become an amateur
    radio licensee. Three items relate to the exam session:

    §97.509 (a) The number of examinees at a session may be limited.

    §97.509 (4)(c) Each administering VE must observe the examinee throughout
    the entire examination. The administering VEs are responsible for the
    proper conduct and necessary supervision of each examination. The
    administering VEs must immediately terminate the examination upon
    failure of the examinee to comply with their instructions.

    §97.511 Each examinee must comply with the instructions given by the administering VEs.

    This includes requirements related to COVID-19, or instances of
    "cheating". Please do NOT put yourselves or the VE Team into a very embarrassing situation. In some cases, law enforcement officials can
    be summoned to arrest and remove the violator from the premises.

    At all exam sessions I conduct, EVERY EXAM BOOK IS DIFFERENT...in
    both the questions, and the order of answers. So, there is no point
    in trying to cheat. One is ready to take the exam, or they are not.
    If it takes you a dozen tries or more to pass the exam, even if just
    barely, you have as much right to be on the air, as someone who made
    a perfect score the first time.

    Besides, the guy or girl who graduates dead last in medical school
    is STILL...a doctor!! However, I might not want them doing a prostate
    check on the males, or a pelvic exam on the females (hi hi).

    ***

    Region 0: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
    North Dakota and South Dakota

    KF0DCG AE0LL KI0TM

    ***

    Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,
    and Vermont

    KC1OJU AC1KN KE1MT

    ***

    Region 2: New Jersey and New York

    KD2VIF AD2BK

    ***

    Region 3: Delaware, District Of Columbia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania

    KC3QXJ AC3GY KF3EU

    ***

    Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina,
    South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

    KO4KPY AK4ZZ KY4DL

    ***

    Region 5: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
    and Texas

    KI5MUF AI5BK KM5ZN

    ***

    Region 6: California

    KN6MTY AJ6RI KR6GI

    ***

    Region 7: Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington,
    and Wyoming

    KJ7THQ AI7ER KK7ZR

    ***

    Region 8: Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia

    KE8QHJ AD8GP KI8KY

    ***

    Region 9: Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin

    KD9RGR AC9XZ KG9RK

    ***

    Hawaii WH6GMX AH6VW

    Alaska KL5DQ AL3T AL7RY WL7CYN

    Northern Marianas KH0ZY WH0ACI

    Guam NH2NN AH2EK

    American Samoa KH8E AH8Z WH8ABN

    Virgin Islands NP2TU KP2CZ

    Puerto Rico WP4RRU WP4HD
    --- SBBSecho 3.11-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - tbolt.synchro.net (618:250/33)
  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Fri Jan 8 09:02:05 2021
    Amateur Radio Callsign Update for the U.S. and its territories, from
    the FCC through Jan. 6, 2021. These are in "sequential" format, and do
    not necessarily include "vanity callsigns". Please read the paragraphs
    noted below, prior to the callsign listings, as they contain important information.

    Data is from the HamData.Com website at www.hamdata.com/fccinfo.html --
    so, check that, in case typographical errors are in this message. These
    are updated normally Tuesday through Saturday, with data from the prior "business day" that the FCC is open. Note that during a "government
    shutdown", or if the previous "business day" is an observed US holiday, callsigns (new, vanity, club, special event, etc.) are NOT issued...and
    data is not updated as a result. See the bulletin dealing with callsigns
    and government shutdowns for further information.

    In some regions, all the sequential callsigns have been issued, so
    other callsign groups are being noted as well. The first 2 entries
    for regions 0 through 9 are for Technician or General class licensees
    (starting with a K), and then for Amateur Extra Class licensees
    (starting with an A).

    The regions are noted as per Appendix 2, in Part 97 of the FCC Rules.

    ***

    The FCC noted at the July, 2020 meeting of the National Council Of
    Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) that the opportunity for putting
    ones Social Security Number on the NCVEC Form 605, is ENDING. So, it is REQUIRED that one obtains an FRN from the FCC CORES website PRIOR to going
    to a license exam session...or they likely will NOT be able to take the
    license exam. For what to bring to a license exam session, go to:

    http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session

    Failure to do what's noted may mean you can't take the license exam(s).

    URL's are on that page on how to obtain a copy of your license (which
    will be sent off with your data), and what the current ARRL/VEC exam fee
    is. That fee is payable in either cash, check, or money order...payable
    to the appropriate VEC, such as ARRL/VEC. You can NOT use credit or debit
    cards to pay for the exam fee, as the VE Teams do NOT have the resources
    to process these transactions.

    Once you have the FRN, though...it is yours FOR LIFE...even if your ham
    radio operator license lapses (is expired more than 2 years). Once you
    have the FRN, do NOT use your Social Security Number on the NCVEC Form
    605, or the FCC will reject the form, delaying processing of your license.

    Effective June 29, 2021, examinees will be REQUIRED to have an email
    address on the NCVEC Form 605...or the FCC will dismiss the license
    application as being "defective". They will no longer issue printed copies
    of the license. Full details are at:

    http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-to-require-email-address-on-applications- starting-on-june-29-2021

    (above URL all on one line).

    Also, sometime in early 2021, there will be a $35 fee for the following:

    1) New Amateur Radio License

    2) Renewed Amateur Radio License

    3) Upgraded Amateur Radio License

    4) Callsign Change (Sequential Or Vanity)

    5) Special Temporary Authority Request (STA)

    6) Rule Waiver Request

    This is for every instance of the above items. Full details are at:

    http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-reduces-proposed-amateur-radio-application- fee-to-35

    (above URL all on one line)

    Since the FCC is "going all electronic", you likely will NOT be able
    to get a printed copy mailed...but even if you were, that'd still cost
    you $35 for each copy.

    An informative New Users Guide on getting started with the Universal Licensing System (ULS) is at:

    https://fcc.gov/new-users-guide-getting-started-universal-licensing-system-uls

    You should be aware that as an applicant for an FCC Amateur Radio
    License, some information about you will be made publicly available
    via the FCC's ULS, specifically information submitted on the NCVEC
    Form 605 (noted above) will be published:

    1) Your Name.

    2) Your Mailing Address (it can be a street address, street address
    with an apartment, or a post office box).

    3) Your Callsign and License Class.

    4) Your FCC Registration Number.

    5) Your Felony Conviction Status (noted below).

    6) Various transaction dates, adminstrative review statuses, etc.

    Note that Social Security Numbers, Phone Numbers, and Email Addresses
    are NEVER published.

    Current amateur radio operators requesting a callsign change, or new
    amateur radio operators, must answer "The Felony Question" on the NCVEC
    Form 605, stating whether or not you've been convicted of a felony in
    state or federal court.

    With this, a "YES" response is NOT an automatic disqualification, but
    it depends upon the circumstances surrounding the conviction. You will
    supply all the pertinent information to the FCC, and NOT to the VE Team;
    and the FCC must have all pertinent data within 14 days of the exam.

    Further details are available at:

    http://www.arrl.org/fcc-qualification-question

    Note that any NCVEC Form 605's dated PRIOR to September, 2017 are
    INVALID, and will NOT be accepted by the FCC. Be sure that the VE
    Team is using NCVEC Form 605's effective September, 2017 or later.
    Otherwise, you're wasting your time and money.

    Due to the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), many ham radio license exams are
    being CANCELED. Check with the VE Team beforehand to be sure that the
    exam session is still scheduled.

    While some teams are using "remote testing", or "drive-up/drive-thru testing", a lot of logistical hoops have to be "jumped through", to ensure
    that examinees aren't cheating during the session; and many VE Teams (like mine) don't have the resources to do such. So, these teams will likely do
    "low contact, in person testing" instead. Again, check with the VE Team
    Contact for details on such a session. This may include requiring that ALL individuals (examiners and examinees) wear masks, with gloves STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

    Note that Title 47 of the Code Of Federal Regulations (Federal Law),
    Part 97 of the FCC Rules, which applies to amateur radio, are AGREED to
    be followed when the current or prospective ham radio operator signs the
    NCVEC Form 605 at the exam session. If you have no intention of doing
    such, you might as well STOP RIGHT NOW on any plans to become an amateur
    radio licensee. Three items relate to the exam session:

    §97.509 (a) The number of examinees at a session may be limited.

    §97.509 (4)(c) Each administering VE must observe the examinee throughout
    the entire examination. The administering VEs are responsible for the
    proper conduct and necessary supervision of each examination. The
    administering VEs must immediately terminate the examination upon
    failure of the examinee to comply with their instructions.

    §97.511 Each examinee must comply with the instructions given by the administering VEs.

    This includes requirements related to COVID-19, or instances of
    "cheating". Please do NOT put yourselves or the VE Team into a very embarrassing situation. In some cases, law enforcement officials can
    be summoned to arrest and remove the violator from the premises.

    At all exam sessions I conduct, EVERY EXAM BOOK IS DIFFERENT...in
    both the questions, and the order of answers. So, there is no point
    in trying to cheat. One is ready to take the exam, or they are not.
    If it takes you a dozen tries or more to pass the exam, even if just
    barely, you have as much right to be on the air, as someone who made
    a perfect score the first time.

    Besides, the guy or girl who graduates dead last in medical school
    is STILL...a doctor!! However, I might not want them doing a prostate
    check on the males, or a pelvic exam on the females (hi hi).

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