Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Michigan Radio Club Considering Group E-Mail Address for FCC Applications

As of the end of June, the FCC is requiring all amateurs to include a valid e-mail address on license applications. But some hams, especially older ones, do not have e-mail addresses or access to the internet. The ARRL Letter is reporting that the Big Rapids Area Amateur Radio Club in Michigan is working to establish a single e-mail address for all of its members who don't have their own, citing one member who is in a nursing home and doesn't have internet access. The account would be monitored by a club officer and any FCC messages would be relayed to the appropriate member. ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma said this is perfectly legal, as the FCC's only concern is being able to get in touch with a licensee as needed.