Tuesday, January 12, 2021

FCC: Do We Need More VECs?

The FCC issued a public notice January 5, asking for public input on whether the current 14 Volunteer Examiner Coordinators, or VECs, are meeting the need of the amateur radio community or if it should consider authorizing up to five additional VECs. 

The proceeding number is WT Docket 21-2 and comments are being accepted via the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) through February 5, with reply comments due by February 19. There was no indication in the notice as to the reason this input was being sought at this time.