Friday, July 28, 2017
FCC to Again Ask About Felony Convictions
The FCC is rolling out a revised application form this month for several licensed services, including the amateur service. According to the ARRL Letter, the new Form 605 will ask all applicants whether they have ever been convicted of or pled guilty to a felony. Applicants answering "yes" will also need to provide explanations and their applications will be placed in the "pending file for review" category.
FCC and ARRL officials point out that this question has actually been required for many years but was inadvertently omitted from the current Form 605.