Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FCC Proposes No-Retest Licenses for Former Hams - Dec. 24 Comment Deadline

The FCC is proposing to allow former hams to regain their licenses (but not necessarily their old call signs) without retesting, to shorten the grace period for license renewal, to reduce the minimum number of examiners at license test sessions to two, and to permit remote administration of amateur exams in hard-to-reach areas. See additional detail in the December and January issues of CQ. The complete Notice of Proposed Rule Making, WT Docket # 12-283, may be downloaded from <>. The deadline for filing comments is December 24, 2012, with reply comments due by January 22, 2013.