[UPDATED 2015- UTC] The FCC is seeking comments on a Notice of Proposed Rule Making () Amateur Radio licensee address information that is not associated with a current license or pending application…, ” the FCC said in the NPRM, released on March 31. “We believe that these steps will enhance Amateur Radio operators’ privacy without undermining the public interest in knowing who is authorized to operate on amateur spectrum.”
The Wireless Bureau also solicited public input on whether it should extend the same approach to individual licensees in any other radio services, such as the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), commercial radio operator licensees, and individuals who hold ship station and/or aircraft station licenses.
Current licensee address information would remain public, the Commission said.
“We believe that publicly available licensee address information facilitates the Amateur Radio community’s self-regulation and maintains the distinction between the Amateur Service and other radio services, ” the FCC said in the NPRM. “In recent years, the Commission has received occasional requests from amateur licensees to remove their address information from public view in ULS. These requests are not granted, because Section 0.453(d)(4) requires that the information be available for public inspection in ULS.”
The FCC noted in the NPRM that the ULS includes not only current authorizations and pending applications, but expired, canceled, or terminated licenses; archived versions of active licenses, and applications that have not been processed. “Information available on ULS includes a licensee’s name and address, and technical information about the authorization requested or granted, ” the NPRM explained.
The FCC pointed out that an Amateur Radio licensee is not required to provide a home address, just a valid mailing address. “Those who are concerned about their residential address appearing in ULS may use, among other alternatives, a post office box, a business address, the address of another property the licensee owns, or the address of a friend or relative as their mailing address, ” the NPRM suggested.
The FCC acknowledged that for a licensee whose residential address may already appear in ULS, this approach “offers only a partial solution, ” the NPRM said, “because replacing the address on a current license does not remove the old address information from archived licenses and processed applications, and it remains publicly viewable even if the license expires or is canceled or otherwise terminated.”blogging under a pen name blogging university blogging using google sites blogging unscramble blogging under pseudonym blogging unscripted blogging udemy blogging uses blogging vs vlogging blogging vs youtube blogging vs vlogging 2021 blogging vs podcasting blogging vs microblogging blogging video camera blogging vs journaling blogging vs instagram blogging websites blogging websites that pay blogging wizard blogging with squarespace blogging website builder blogging websites to make money blogging with google sites blogging without social media bloggingx bloggingx pro bloggingx pro free download xkcd blogging xanga blogging blogging alert xyz explain xkcd blogging blogging your passion blogging youtube blogging your passion podcast blogging youtube channel name blogging your way blogging your way by holly becker blogging your way to the front row blogging your book blogging zones blogging zelda blogging zarada blogging zenith zen cart blogging blogging in zimbabwe blogging in zambia blogging success zone blogging about books blogging about tv shows blogging about food blogging about my life blogging about your personal life blogging about art blogging about pets blogging after retirement bloating after ovulation blogging income after 1 year what after blogging career after blogging retired now what blogs can i retire now blog to blog or not to blog blogging is blogging about blogging blogging as a hobby blogging as a job blogging as a business model blogging as an educational tool