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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB002 (2021)

ARLB002 FCC to Require Email Address on Applications Starting on
June 29, 2021

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 2  ARLB002
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 4, 2021
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB002 FCC to Require Email Address on Applications Starting on
June 29, 2021

Effective on June 29, 2021, amateur radio licensees and candidates
must provide the FCC with an email address on all applications. If
no email address is included, the FCC may dismiss the application as

On September 16, the FCC adopted a Report and Order (R&O) in WT
Docket 19-212 on "Completing the Transition to Electronic Filing,
Licenses and Authorizations, and Correspondence in the Wireless
Radio Services." The R&O was published on December 29 in the Federal
Register. The FCC has already begun strongly encouraging applicants
to provide an email address. Once an email address is provided, the
FCC will email a link to an official electronic copy of the license
grant. An official copy will also be available at any time by
accessing the licensee's password-protected Universal Licensing
System (ULS) account.

The R&O is available online in PDF format at,

Licensees can log into the ULS License Manager System with their FRN
and password at any time and update anything in their FCC license
record, including adding an email address. For questions or password
issues, call the CORES/FRN Help Line, (877) 480-3201 (Monday -
Friday, 1300 - 2300 UTC) or reset the password on the FCC website.

The only way to refrain from providing an email address on an
application would be to submit a request to waive the new rule,
providing justification for the request. (The FCC would not be
obliged to grant such a request.)

Under Section 97.21 of the new rules, a person holding a valid
amateur radio station license "must apply to the FCC for a
modification of the license grant as necessary to show the correct
mailing and email address, licensee name, club name, license trustee
name, or license custodian name." For a club or military recreation
station license, the application must be presented in document form
to a club station call sign administrator who must submit the
information to the FCC in an electronic batch file.

Under new Section 97.23, each license 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," the amended rule will state. "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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