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BVSCIGUY
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« on: August 04, 2007, 11:41:00 AM »

I just passed my tech license exam and I got a "certificate of successful completion of exam" sheet. I will receive the actual license and call sign in the mail, right?
Thanks,
bvsciguy
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W5RB
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007, 03:32:25 PM »

Yep , probably within a week or so of your callsign appearing in the FCC database .The "wallet size " license attached is too big for most wallets , so I used the copy machine at the local office store and reduced mine to 70% , printed it on pale green paper , and laminated it . Since the paper documents no longer have "official " status  with FCC , it's not improper , and it gives me something to show the occasional cop who wants to know what my radio is .
Welcome aboard , and have fun .

Russ, W5RB
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007, 03:40:39 PM »

hi,

congrats on your exams !

follow this link and select Amateur

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp

you can track the progress of your application.

Once you have been assigned a callsign, you can
get on the air, no need to wait for the mailed copy.

73 james
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W5RB
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2007, 03:45:59 PM »

To clarify , you are legal to operate as soon as you callsign appears in the FCC database . You don't have to wait for  the paper to come in the mail .The record in the FCC database is now legally "the license " and the papers only represent that .You can check for it by going to www.fcc.gov , select "wireless telecommunications " from the menu on the right side of the page , choose "license search " again on the right side , then choose to search  " by name " , unless you already know your FRN .Or , use the link below , and it'll skip the first 3 steps .

Russ, W5RB

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp
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W5RB
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2007, 03:48:23 PM »

Looks like James clarified just fine , while I was composing my second post . Thanks .
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BVSCIGUY
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2007, 05:20:33 PM »

Yeah, I know I can't transmit until I'm in the database.
Thanks alot guys.
I'm looking forward to learning a lot more.
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