Monday, February 6, 2017

FCC Dismisses Two Licensing Petitions

The FCC has turned down two requests for changes in amateur licensing and operating privileges. According to the ARRL, James Whedbee, N0ECN, petitioned to have all existing Novice Class licenses converted into Technician Class, and likewise, for all Advanced Class licenses to be converted to Extra Class. Jeffrey Siegell, WB2YRL, asked the FCC to open  Extra Class CW subbands to Advanced Class licensees. 

The commission noted that it had received - and turned down - similar requests in the past and said the petitioners had not shown that anything had changed to the extent that reconsideration was warranted.