Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lifetime Credit Sought for Amateur Exams Passed

The Anchorage VEC, one of 14 Volunteer Examiner Coordinators in the United States, has petitioned the FCC to grant lifetime credit for all amateur examination elements passed, even if the license associated with them has been expired for more than two years. Currently, only Technician exams passed before 1987 are granted lifetime credit. According to the ARRL Letter, the group says it is unfair to grant element credit for some applicants but not for others. At press time, the FCC had not indicated whether it would post the petition for public comment.