FCC ON LINE

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From: Larry Haines (haines@castle.drc.com)
Date: Tue Jun 27 1995 - 08:44:03 EDT


Hope this info will help a new ham make that first QSO sooner.

Larry Haines/N1IPR * haines@castle.drc.com * N. Attleboro MA

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QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 40 ARLB040
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT April 18, 1995
To all radio amateurs
 
SB QST ARL ARLB040
ARLB040 FCC data on Internet
 
FCC data on Internet
 
The Federal Communications Commission is now offering the complete
amateur service database on the Internet, via the FCC's file
transfer protocol (ftp) site.
 
This new service marks the beginning of electronic granting of
licenses at the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. As soon
as the data for a new license appears in the database, the license
is effective and all privileges of that license may be exercised by
the licensee.
 
Licensees will no longer need to wait to receive a license document
in the mail; they may use the database as proof of licensing and go
on the air immediately.
 
The database will be updated every Monday by noon (Eastern Time).
 
Information may be retrieved using the following procedure:
 
Access: anonymous ftp.fcc.gov
Directory: pub/XFS AlphaTest/amateur
Documentation: readme.txt
 
The FCC's Consumer Staff in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, can answer
questions at 800-322-1117 or 717-337-1212.
NNNN
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