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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB048 (1995)

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ARLB048 Rules changes proposed
 
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ARRL Bulletin 48  ARLB048
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 3, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLB048 Rules changes proposed
 
The FCC has proposed amateur service rules changes that would affect
license examinations, call signs for special event stations, and
indicators of portable operation.
 
The FCC proposes to designate one volunteer examiner of a team as
the examination session manager.  The Commission also proposes to
give examination credit to former licensees, and to ensure that only
''bona fide'' Amateur Radio clubs obtain station licenses by
increasing to four persons the minimum number of members required to
constitute an organization eligible for a club station license (an
ARRL suggestion).
 
The FCC also has proposed another change suggested by the ARRL: as
part of the vanity call sign proceeding, the Commission proposes to
make one-by-one call signs available to ''stations operating in
conjunction with short-term events of special significance to the
amateur service community.''
 
And the FCC also has proposed to allow portable indicators, such as
/KP2, to be included before, after, or both before and after, the
assigned call sign.
 
These proposals in WT Docket 95-57 were announced May 1, 1995.  No
comment deadline has been announced.
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