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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB004 (1996)

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ARLB004 FCC shrinks backlog

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ARRL Bulletin 4  ARLB004
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 17, 1996
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB004 FCC shrinks backlog

The Federal Communications Commission reports it is making good
progress on processing a backlog of more than 2800 ham radio license
applications filed electronically, including almost 2000 from ARRL.
The commission was back on the job again January 16, in the wake of
a month-long shutdown begun by the budget impasse and extended by
bad weather and a Federal holiday after the commission first
reopened for a day January 11.

A spokesman said the FCC expects to be up to date with
electronically filed applications for new and updated licenses by
Thursday, January 18.  The furlough and the snow days have delayed
implementation of the vanity call sign program, however.

New and upgraded license information is available from ARRL by
calling 860-594-0300.  Applicants also can check the University of
Arkansas at Little Rock FCC database at
http://www.ualr.edu/~hamradio/index.html
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