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Old 01-09-2012, 10:13 AM
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...How can they do away with SK call harvesting? All calls should become available 2 years after they expire anyway....
correct, but, that 2 years can actually be as long as 12 years and one day, if the person dies the day of renewal.

I "think" what the FCC actually did was to STOP granting any remaining time requirement waivier, unless you were a relative of the SK and could PROVE it.

seems that some calls were given out, and then a relative applied for the call , (within what would have been the "unwaived" time window), only to find out that it had been "harvested".

and then they .

or so the QRZ 'ers say, ......

I really think it was the people that were too lazy/uninformed to do the legwork and dig out the SK calls that were whining.

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correct, but, that 2 years can actually be as long as 12 years and one day, if the person dies the day of renewal.

I "think" what the FCC actually did was to STOP granting any remaining time requirement waivier, unless you were a relative of the SK and could PROVE it.

seems that some calls were given out, and then a relative applied for the call , (within what would have been the "unwaived" time window), only to find out that it had been "harvested".

and then they .

or so the QRZ 'ers say, ......

I really think it was the people that were too lazy/uninformed to do the legwork and dig out the SK calls that were whining.
Hmmm...never heard about that. Must be something recent.

I gave up my original 2x1 (WO8J) in 1998 when I moved to Indiana. When I moved to MI there were no Extra calls available that I liked so I started looking at calls that were still in the grace period before expiration. Then I did some reading on N4MC's site and found out how to harvest the call I wanted.

Morbid as it seems I even did enough research to find out the call holder had moved from Ohio to New Mexico where he became a SK, but he neglected to let the FCC know he moved. I had to present documentation to the FCC ffrom the Social Security administration. It wasn;t actually that difficult but you had to follow the process to the letter , otherwise the FCC rejects the request.
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