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Subelement T1
COMMISSION’S RULES
Section T1C
Licensing: classes, sequential and vanity call sign systems, places where the Amateur Radio Service is regulated by the FCC, name and address on FCC license database, term, renewal, grace period, maintaining mailing address; International communications
For which license classes are new licenses currently available from the FCC?
  • Novice, Technician, General, Amateur Extra
  • Technician, Technician Plus, General, Amateur Extra
  • Novice, Technician Plus, General, Advanced
  • Correct Answer
    Technician, General, Amateur Extra

The FCC is only issuing Technician, General and Amateur Extra Class licenses. People who have Novice or Advanced licenses, however, can renew their licenses, so we still have amateur radio operators with these licenses. All the Technician Plus (used to mean a Technician who had also passed a code test), have been converted to Technician class licenses.

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Who may select a desired call sign under the vanity call sign rules?
  • Only a licensed amateur with a General or Amateur Extra Class license
  • Only a licensed amateur with an Amateur Extra Class license
  • Only a licensed amateur who has been licensed continuously for more than 10 years
  • Correct Answer
    Any licensed amateur

An entry-level Technician Class licensee can select a vanity call sign, but there are more restrictions on what call signs a Technician can choose, compared to what an Extra Class can choose.

You can submit an application for a vanity call sign just as soon as your license appears in the FCC database.

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What types of international communications are an FCC-licensed amateur radio station permitted to make?
  • Correct Answer
    Communications incidental to the purposes of the Amateur Radio Service and remarks of a personal character
  • Communications incidental to conducting business or remarks of a personal nature
  • Only communications incidental to contest exchanges; all other communications are prohibited
  • Any communications that would be permitted by an international broadcast station

No communications relating to conducting business are permitted in the amateur service. Also, while contests are a fun part of the amateur radio hobby, they certainly have no monopoly on what can be done with Amateur Radio. Many hams spend time just chatting with other ham radio operators both locally and long distance through HF or linked repeater systems.

It should also be noted that broadcast -- the transmission of information for wide or public use -- is not permitted on the Amateur Radio service.

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What may happen if the FCC is unable to reach you by email?
  • Fine and suspension of operator license
  • Correct Answer
    Revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator license
  • Revocation of access to the license record in the FCC system
  • Nothing; there is no such requirement

The FCC requires an email address to be on file as the primary contact method for every amateur station and operator license issued. The FCC will no longer mail physical correspondence.

§ 97.23 Mailing and email addresses.

Each license grant must show the grantee's correct name, mailing address, and email address. The email address must be an address where the grantee can receive electronic correspondence. Revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator license may result when correspondence from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because the grantee failed to provide the correct email address.

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Which of the following is a valid Technician class call sign format?
  • Correct Answer
    KF1XXX
  • KA1X
  • W1XX
  • All these choices are correct

Technician class amateur operators must have three letters in the suffix, so having just X, or XX is not allowed.

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From which of the following locations may an FCC-licensed amateur station transmit?
  • From within any country that belongs to the International Telecommunication Union
  • From within any country that is a member of the United Nations
  • From anywhere within International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regions 2 and 3
  • Correct Answer
    From any vessel or craft located in international waters and documented or registered in the United States

In addition to being able to use your Ham Radio license in any location where the FCC has authority, you can ALSO use your privileges on any vessel registered in the United States that happens to be sitting in international waters (provided you have the permission of the captain).

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Which of the following can result in revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator license?
  • Failure to inform the FCC of any changes in the amateur station following performance of an RF safety environmental evaluation
  • Correct Answer
    Failure to provide and maintain a correct email address with the FCC
  • Failure to obtain FCC type acceptance prior to using a home-built transmitter
  • Failure to have a copy of your license available at your station

The FCC requires an email address to be on file as the primary contact method for every amateur station and operator license issued. The FCC will no longer mail physical correspondence.

§ 97.23 Mailing and email addresses.

Each license grant must show the grantee's correct name, mailing address, and email address. The email address must be an address where the grantee can receive electronic correspondence. Revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator license may result when correspondence from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because the grantee failed to provide the correct email address.

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What is the normal term for an FCC-issued amateur radio license?
  • Five years
  • Life
  • Correct Answer
    Ten years
  • Eight years

FCC Part 97.25(a) states:

An amateur service license is granted for a 10-year term.

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What is the grace period for renewal if an amateur license expires?
  • Correct Answer
    Two years
  • Three years
  • Five years
  • Ten years

Part 97.21.iii(b) states:

A person whose amateur station license grant has expired, may apply for renewal of the license grant for another term during a 2 year filing grace period. The application must be received at the address specified above prior to the end of the grace period. Unless and until the license is renewed, no privileges in this part are conferred.

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How soon after passing the examination for your first amateur radio license may you transmit on the amateur radio bands?
  • Immediately on receiving your Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE)
  • As soon as your operator/station license grant appears on the ARRL website
  • Correct Answer
    As soon as your operator/station license grant appears in the FCC’s license database
  • As soon as you receive your license in the mail from the FCC

An amateur radio operator license is good as soon as it appears in the FCC database.

"Immediately" won't work, because the VE team has to send in the exam results, that has to be sent to the FCC, and they have to get it into the database.

30 days after the test date isn't right because the call sign might show up sooner or later than 30 days.

Your call sign will be in the database before the mail from the FCC will reach you.

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If your license has expired and is still within the allowable grace period, may you continue to transmit on the amateur radio bands?
  • Yes, for up to two years
  • Yes, as soon as you apply for renewal
  • Yes, for up to one year
  • Correct Answer
    No, you must wait until the license has been renewed

"Grace period" means grace period to renew your license without having to retake all the tests, not grace period to transmit!

Once your license is expired, you are no longer permitted to operate a transmitter on the Amateur Radio service. No worries, though, because renewing your license with the FCC through the Universal Licensing System usually only takes a few minutes!

Once the ULS database shows that your license has been renewed, you can go back to operating. To avoid interruption to your amateur radio license privileges, renew your license up to 90 days before it expires.

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