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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB017 (2000)

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ARLB017 FCC Puts CORES and FRN on Hold

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ARRL Bulletin 17  ARLB017
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 24, 2000
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB017 FCC Puts CORES and FRN on Hold

The FCC has delayed the implementation of the FCC's agency-wide
Commission Registration System (CORES) and the issuance of an FCC
Registration Number (FRN) to each licensee. The new system, which
would supplant Universal Licensing System (ULS) registration for
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau-administered licensees, was to
have gone into effect next Monday, March 27.

The FCC said it plans to soon issue a new Public Notice ''clarifying
certain issues about the new program and providing a new effective
date for implementation.''

CORES registration is expected to replace ULS registration within a
year. Information provided to the ARRL by FCC officials indicates
that a new CORES registration form will take the place of the ULS
Registration Form 606 when the new system goes on-line. Once in
place, CORES will assign a new 10-digit FCC Registration Number, or
FRN, which will replace the Licensee ID Numbers now issued by ULS
for WTB licensees.

The ULS covers Wireless Telecommunications Bureau licensees and
applicants. It became effective for the Amateur Service last August.
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