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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB027 (2000)

ARLB027 FCC says ULS registration can protect license record

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ARRL Bulletin 27  ARLB027
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 26, 2000
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB027 FCC says ULS registration can protect license record

Registering now on the FCC's Universal Licensing System can benefit
amateurs, even if they have no plans to file an application anytime
soon. FCC staffer Steve Linn, N4CAK, says that ULS registration
''protects your call sign within the system'' and could prevent it
from inadvertently being deleted or reissued due to a filing error.

Linn also pointed out that amateurs filing for a change of address
should file an ''administrative update'' (AU) and not request a
''modification.'' The ULS will not renew an amateur's license unless
it is within the 90-day window of expiration or within the two-year
grace period after expiration. The same applies for those upgrading
under restructuring.

Linn said the FCC continues to work out the bugs in the ULS. He said
that support for the Mac platform and other browsers, such as
Internet Explorer, should be available soon.

The FCC in late April opened the ULS to Web filing. Linn advised
filers to use the on-line system whenever possible, since it helps
users to avoid errors that will not get trapped when filing on paper
and could lead to delays or errors in your FCC record. Visit for more information or to access the