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Author Topic: Where can I get an unmarked copy of my licence?  (Read 3810 times)
W5CPT
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« on: July 23, 2017, 08:18:36 AM »

I just renewed my licence and followed the link in the email to the FCC site. There is an option to print my licence - BUT - it comes out with the huge watermark - Reference Copy - across it. Is there anyplace I can get a copy to display in the shack and one I can laminate and put in my wallet as I have done for 26 years?
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 11:29:48 AM »

Try this site. I have used it before.
http://w5nac.com/fcc-database-search-printing-copies-of-your-license/
Read all the instructions to the bottom of the page and follow them as indicated.

Hope this helps!

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Wayne C.
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W5CPT
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 11:44:31 AM »

Thanks Wayne - it took a bit of scaling to get it to print so I had both licenses on one page but I got it.

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W5CPT
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 07:06:00 AM »

Found the following website which prints your licence in color very similar (if not exactly like) the ones we used to get in the mail.

http://www.ae7q.com/misc/Generate.php

My shack now looks like it  used to.
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 09:35:49 AM »

Those online print thingies aren't any good.

Unless you have the piece of paper from the Federal Communications Commission, you have no
license. Tell them to send your license to you.

Kraus
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W5CPT
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 09:41:41 AM »

Those online print thingies aren't any good.

Unless you have the piece of paper from the Federal Communications Commission, you have no
license. Tell them to send your license to you.

Kraus

Read the original post in the thread. I want the "pretty" copy to put in the frame on the shack desk. Anywhere that requires a license check will have access to the FCC database and can look up my data.
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KC4ZGP
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 10:48:04 AM »


And only the prettiest of licenses can come from the issuer.

Tell the FCC to send your license to you and make it snappy.

You wish to get on the air.

Kraus

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K6CPO
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 01:51:37 PM »

Those online print thingies aren't any good.

Unless you have the piece of paper from the Federal Communications Commission, you have no
license. Tell them to send your license to you.

Kraus


And only the prettiest of licenses can come from the issuer.

Tell the FCC to send your license to you and make it snappy.

You wish to get on the air.

Kraus



If you're not being sarcastic, you're way behind the times.  

1.  Once an individual's call sign appears in the FCC ULS (Universal Licensing System) online database, they are licensed.
2.  The FCC no longer sends out paper licenses except by request.  The licensee has to change their preferences in their ULS record to get this.
3.  The copy sent out by the FCC is printed on plain paper and has the words "Official Copy" emblazoned across the upper portion of the license.
4.  If an individual chooses to download and print his own copy, he may do so but it's still the same one they receive from the FCC.
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K0UA
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 09:19:07 PM »

Kraus .. 

An amateur's legal operating authority in the USA comes from the data in the FCC's ULS database (see FCC rules, US Title 47 CFR §97.5(a) & US Title 47 CFR §97.7(a)), and not from the paper license that the FCC prints and mails, which is just a legal notification of that data (although the paper license may be required by foreign governments if you travel outside the USA). In fact, the FCC provides a web page for printing a "reference" copy of any FCC license:
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KC5JPZ
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 06:39:17 AM »

I use Linux on one computer and I opened the PDF copy of my license with Libre Office 5 and removed the "Official Copy" watermark so I could print it on nice paper if I want.  The file that I saved without the watermark, however, is not a PDF.

James
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WW7KE
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 08:00:14 AM »

I use Linux on one computer and I opened the PDF copy of my license with Libre Office 5 and removed the "Official Copy" watermark so I could print it on nice paper if I want.  The file that I saved without the watermark, however, is not a PDF.

James
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You can save it as a PDF, though.
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