I just received an official-looking envelope in the mail, notifying me that my amateur radio license is about to expire. Inside, an official-looking form offered the opportunity to renew it: just fill in a few pieces of information, indicate how I planned to pay the “$7 license renewal fee, ” and send it back in the enclosed postpaid envelope. Recognizing it as a scam, I threw it out.
Okay, so it’s not exactly a scam in the “wake up in a tub of ice with a kidney missing” category, but the letter, from the good old W5YI group, was clearly intended to take advantage of hams who don’t know the proper way to renew their licenses. Here are some simple instructions to do it without spending a dime.
First, check your license expiration date. It’s printed on the license. If it’s more than 90 days away, just make a note on your calendar about it. You can’t renew it until it’s within 90 days of expiring.
Now, go to the Universal Licensing System home page. If the previous step revealed that you don’t have a FRN assigned, you need to click the “Register” button. If you do have a FRN, click “Log in.” Now this is the tricky part. At some point, the FCC sent you a letter asking you to pick a password. If you thew that out, or don’t recall what the password was, then on the login screen choose the “Contact Tech Support” option.
Assuming you remembered your password, log in, and you’ll next reach a screen where you can manage any FCC-issued licenses you own. Click the “Renew” button in the left-hand column and follow the instructions. If your ham license doesn’t appear in the box on the renewal screen, double-check to be sure you’re within the 90-day renewal window.
Once you’ve finished that process, click over to the other FCC database, called CORES, and choose the “Update” button. Log in with the same FRN and password you used to renew, and check that your CORES information matches your license information. The FCC keeps two separate databases, so it’s good to make sure they have the same information in both.who solution definition how many technology parks are in india how system works why manager is appointed when device a has a cable who teaching resources the man company best products how many equipment lost in how many london premier league teams entrepreneur where will i be in 10 years from where to start business what teaching jobs are in demand how many tech startups fail when management wants you out when design thinking is relevant which product is made from a renewable resource how long science museum london from where were new workers recruited how much business class emirates how many solutions does this have where to buy technology how much solution for tb skin test where to go from london how startup theranos has struggled which entrepreneur is associated with the financial industry who's are whose how many project diva games are there how workers comp insurance is calculated why system ui isn't responding how much development length of steel reinforcement what technology can amish use how solutions are formed how many startups in india how much project manager earn in canada why science is important for students which entrepreneur are die hard conservative where company profile how long project management certification where to find science articles why technological advancement become harmful how often to use newa device whose business are you in how many startup fails how much solution for vax carpet cleaner how teaching has changed why solutions architect what tech job is right for me how many technology companies in the world how company 401k match works when products are completed how much project management cost why entrepreneurs are important why manufacturing business how to introduce a founder how long do entrepreneurs work when london bridge was built whose an entrepreneur how many solution are there for equation log4 x 1 how far into the future does a solution roadmap forecast where's the science museum who developed the hierarchy of needs who technology transfer ppt how many device can use hbo max how much equipment is on mars why solutions are important how much teaching assistant earn how to find out who my teacher is where london is located in world map which system is independent and inconsistent who up start who developed the triarchic theory of intelligence why manufacturing is important to the economy which products contain benzene the man company best products whose de when device a has a cable what products contain titanium dioxide how startup equity works what london station goes to cambridge how entrepreneur is helpful in creating jobs why technological advancement is necessary in india where can you find employees how community solutions who system which workers are designated as special risk where to launch rockets near me where to solve word problems who design washington dc whu business psychology why business major why engineering is a good career what entrepreneur should have how many project pollo locations are there why business fail when business invest funds to expand how system restore works how often can you use stim how long startup repair windows 7 where is sewerage system from where business meets fashion who product iphone which solutions are strong acids who design nazi uniforms what engineering should i major in what workers comp pays for where to set up an ira which product in the reaction forms a precipitate who technology invented how much business class qatar airways how development happens who solution recipe what start up chemicals for hot tub how product managers prioritize features what teaching means to me what start up means why teaching is important to me what technology was based on observations of nature where system32