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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB010 (2023)

ARLB010 FCC Universal Licensing System Applications Are Unavailable

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 10  ARLB010
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  June 14, 2023
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB010 FCC Universal Licensing System Applications Are Unavailable

The FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS), which includes Electronic
Batch Filing (EBF) used by VECs for new and upgrade license
submissions and club license applications, Application Search,
License Search, License Manager system used for filing applications
directly with the FCC, Tower Construction Notification System, E-106
System, Antenna Structure Registration Online Filing and searches,
TOWAIR and all ULS Specialized Searches, are currently down.

The FCC's EBF and License Manager Filing systems have stopped
accepting and processing all amateur radio exam session files and
applications. The EBF system has not processed any VEC license
applications and examination session files since Monday afternoon.
The other systems have not been available since Friday June 9 at the
close of business.

ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, said her office contacted the
FCC staff, which said systems are down due to maintenance but did
not estimate how long the systems would be down. "As soon as the FCC
staff corrects the EBF system problem, we will immediately file the
backlog via the automated system, which would take only a few hours
or less to release," Somma estimated. When the License Manager
system is again available, amateurs will be able to file license
renewals, vanity call sign applications, and other license updates
online directly with the FCC.


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