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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB076 (1996)

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ARRL Bulletin 76  ARLB076
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  October 30, 1996
To all radio amateurs

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The FCC's Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, office reports that its amateur
computer system has been down for the past two days because of
unspecified difficulties. Despite the current problems, the FCC
still hopes to begin issuing Gate 2 vanity call sign grants by the
end of this week, starting with the first-day applications now
entered into their computer system.

Hams are asked to be patient and to refrain from calling the FCC to
inquire about the status of their vanity call sign applications. The
Gettysburg FCC Office Consumer Assistance Staff is not able to
provide further details on the delay.

On a related note, due to the amateur system difficulties, no new
amateur license or upgrade grants have been released since this past
weekend.
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