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Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by GTA61, May 6, 2019.

  1. GTA61

    GTA61 Member

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    Passed my General yesterday. Tried on the Extra missed by 2. Waiting for the ULS for call sign. Yay me!


     

  2. NightThumper

    NightThumper Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations nicely done!
     
  3. old goat 321

    old goat 321 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!!!!!!!
     
  4. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    CONGRATS!
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB

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  5. kopcicle

    kopcicle Sr. Member

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    now ya done it ...[​IMG]
     
  6. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Congrats. Welcome to more frequencies and modes of operation.
     
  7. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Congrats!
     
  8. 928bolo

    928bolo W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  9. GTA61

    GTA61 Member

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    Still waiting for the ULS and call sign license whatever

    I saw (and screenshot) the site/server was down for whatever reason, then there were supposed to be updates or something last weekend.

    I took the Technician the last weekend in April. The week of the site crap. It is my understanding that once submitted there it's no delay and a call sign is issued right away. If there were no upload or data input there would be no output.

    Anyway, I took the General first weekend in May and on the check box for upgrade or new license I asked which box to check since there was no license issue, but was upgrading the VECs seemed uncertain but said it would all be okay.

    So today I check again, notta, zilch, nothin.

    I think my shit got f@cked up or something. Maybe I just want it NOW. I filed a help request wih the FCC and they say they will contact me within 3 business days. I don't get it, but, it's how things seem to go.

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  10. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Depends a lot on when the VEC filed the paperwork. Did they SNAIL Mail?
    Did they file Electronically?
    Most generally 7-10 days for EACH application. So likely you will get your TECH first...
    Then several days later see the General UPDATE.
    Yea it's hard to wait...With the Server issues could be longer!
    However when I got my Ticket in 1979...I WAITED 14 WEEKS+:mad: for my license!!!
    In those OLDEN DAYS you had to wait on the HARDCOPY license to arrive at your residence BEFORE you could operated!:mad::eek::ROFLMAO:
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB
     
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  11. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Patience Young JEDI:(:whistle::ROFLMAO:
    In reality it's ONLY been 7 business days since you took your TECH TEST!...Add the server issues???:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  12. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    GTA: Your station set-up and built? Antennas up and ready? What interests do you have? DXing? Rag-chewing? etc...What bands any ideas?
    What's your equipment you have? etc...
    MANY here to Help!!
    All the Best
    Gary/W9FNB

    PS: I hope you have a rig that works on 6m SSB(y)...It's a FUN BAND...and just starting to open for the Summer Eskip season!:love::ROFLMAO:
    Your location? House? Your lot size etc...Tower? Big Trees? etc.:whistle::D
     
  13. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    There could be a backlog of new license's after the Gov't shut down. Rarely do they approve overtime to catch up on the back log.
     
  14. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Yea the Budget cuts have I'm sure, impacted the time table also Tallman.
    The staff that processes the applications is most likely reduced.
    One must remember Amatuer Radio is a LOW( if not LOWEST) priority on the FCC duties.
    My resent license renewal (filed electronically) took almost 7 weeks to process.
    Looking around here (the forum) upgrades and new licenses, average time has been 2-3 weeks+ before applications have been processed and POSTED.
    So expecting anything less if the VEC's filed electronically, I think is more the norm these days.
    If paperwork was mailed via postal service add a couple more weeks!
    A resent purchase via money order sent USPO First class took 13 days to go from IND to NY...Geez WTF!...So if you don't use priority your at their mercy!
    All the Best
    Gary
     
  15. old goat 321

    old goat 321 Well-Known Member

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    I passed my extra on April 9 this year. Got the email from the fcc on April 18.
     

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