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It's Official! No-code licenses in effect February 23 per Federal Register.


Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
 

The SARC VE team will have a VE session at 9 AM Saturday morning,
February 24, at a special location to accommodate the possible crowd
of upgrading ham radio operators. Paul Guido N5IUT has arranged test
facilities for us at the second floor of Broadway National Bank, on
the northwest corner of Nacogdoches and Loop 410. More details will be
coming on our club web site at http://w5sc.org . PLEASE PRE-REGISTER
at hamtest@... if you plan to test or do the paperwork upgrade.

The Federal Register today contains the FCC's new rules eliminating
Element 1 code requirements for General and Amateur Extra licenses. It
states that the new rules go into effect February 23.

There will be NO AUTOMATIC UPGRADES. If you have a CSCE that is less
than 365 days old, and it shows Element 3 General, you can present it
to a VE session, along with your ham license, photocopies of both,
your photo ID (drivers license preferred), and the session fee ($14
for most sessions in our area) and apply for your upgrade to General.
This is a "paperwork upgrade."

If you have waited to take the General written exam until the code
requirement went away, you can do so as of February 23.

Technician licensees will gain Novice privileges on February 23. They
will still be Technicians.

73,
Pat Knight AD5BR


Paul Guido
 

Here is the pages from the Federal Register in PDF.

Paul

On 1/24/07, Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...> wrote:

The SARC VE team will have a VE session at 9 AM Saturday morning,
February 24, at a special location to accommodate the possible crowd
of upgrading ham radio operators. Paul Guido N5IUT has arranged test
facilities for us at the second floor of Broadway National Bank, on
the northwest corner of Nacogdoches and Loop 410. More details will be
coming on our club web site at http://w5sc.org . PLEASE PRE-REGISTER
at hamtest@... if you plan to test or do the paperwork upgrade.

The Federal Register today contains the FCC's new rules eliminating
Element 1 code requirements for General and Amateur Extra licenses. It
states that the new rules go into effect February 23.

There will be NO AUTOMATIC UPGRADES. If you have a CSCE that is less
than 365 days old, and it shows Element 3 General, you can present it
to a VE session, along with your ham license, photocopies of both,
your photo ID (drivers license preferred), and the session fee ($14
for most sessions in our area) and apply for your upgrade to General.
This is a "paperwork upgrade."

If you have waited to take the General written exam until the code
requirement went away, you can do so as of February 23.

Technician licensees will gain Novice privileges on February 23. They
will still be Technicians.

73,
Pat Knight AD5BR





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davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Where is the pages?????

--- In W5SC@..., "Paul Guido" <radioteacher@...> wrote:

Here is the pages from the Federal Register in PDF.

Paul


On 1/24/07, Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...> wrote:

The SARC VE team will have a VE session at 9 AM Saturday morning,
February 24, at a special location to accommodate the possible
crowd


Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
 

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Here's the text:

[Federal Register: January 24, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 15)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 3081-3082]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr24ja07-22]

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 97

[WT Docket No. 04-140, WT Docket No. 05-235; FCC 06-178]


Amateur Service Rules

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission amends its Amateur Radio
Service rules to remove the requirement that an individual must pass a
Morse code telegraphy examination to qualify for a General Class or an
Amateur Extra Class amateur radio service operator license. The
Commission also revises the frequency segment of the 80 meter amateur
service High Frequency (HF) band on which amateur stations are
authorized to be automatically controlled when transmitting RTTY and
data emission types, and it make other conforming amendments to the
amateur service rules.

DATES: Effective February 23, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William T. Cross, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau at (202) 418-0620, or TTY (202) 418-7233.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Report
and Order and Order on Reconsideration, in WT Docket Nos. 04-140 and
05-235; FCC 06-178, adopted December 15, 2006 and released December 19,
2006. The complete text of this document is available for inspection
and copying during normal business hours in the FCC's Reference
Information Center, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC.
Alternative formats (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio
format) are available for people with disabilities by sending an e-mail
to FCC504@... or, calling the Consumer and Government Affairs
Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). The Order also
may be downloaded from the Commission's Web site at http://www.fcc.gov/
.

1. In this Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration the
Commission adopts changes to its part 97 rules to revise the
examination requirements for obtaining a General Class or Amateur Extra
Class amateur radio operator license, revises the operating privileges
for Technician Class licensees to include the operating privileges that
are authorized to Novice Class licensees, and authorizes automatically
controlled digital stations to operate in the 3585-3600 kHz frequency
segment. The overall effect of this action is to further the public
interest by encouraging individuals who are interested in
communications technology, or who are able to contribute to the
advancement of the radio art, to become amateur radio operators; and
eliminating a requirement that is now unnecessary and may discourage
amateur service licensees from advancing their skills in the
communications and technical phases of amateur radio. The changes
adopted in this Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration were
proposed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking at 70 FR 51705, August
31, 2005. Over 3800 comments on the proposed rule changes were received
and changes to the proposed rules based on these comments are included
in this Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration.
2. Specifically, the Commission (1) removes the five wpm telegraphy
examination from the examination requirements for the General Class and
Amateur Extra Class operator licenses; (2) revises the operating
privileges for Technician Class licensees to include the High Frequency
operating privileges that are authorized to Novice Class and Technician
Plus Class licensees; and (3) authorizes automatically controlled
digital stations to transmit in the 3585-3600 kHz segment of the 80 m
band. The effect of these revisions are to eliminate unnecessary
requirements from the amateur service license examination system and to
provide licensees with greater flexibility in the utilization of
amateur service frequencies.

I. Procedural Matters

A. Paperwork Reduction Act Analysis

3. This document does not contain any new or modified information
collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
(PRA), Public Law 104-13. Therefore, it does not contain any new or
modified ``information collection burden for small business concerns
with fewer than 25 employees,'' pursuant to the Small Business
Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, see 44 U.S.C.
3506(c)(4).

B. Report to Congress

4. The Commission will send a copy of the Report and Order and
Order on Reconsideration, including this Final Regulatory Flexibility
Certification, in a report to be sent to Congress and the Congressional
Budget Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act. In addition,
the Commission will send a copy of the Report and Order and Order on
Reconsideration, including the Final Regulatory Flexibility
Certification, to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the SBA and the
Final Regulatory Flexibility Certification will also be published in
the Federal Register.

C. Final Regulatory Flexibility Certification

5. In this Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration, we amend
the rules that specify how an individual who has qualified for an
amateur service operator license can use an amateur radio station
consistent with the basis and furthering the purpose of the amateur
service. The amended rules apply exclusively to individuals who are
licensees in the amateur radio service. Given the definition of a
``small entity,'' none of these individuals are small entities as the
term is used in the RFA. Therefore, we certify that the rules reflected
in this Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration will not have a
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

[[Page 3082]]

D. Ordering Clauses

6. Pursuant to sections 4(i), 303(f), 303(r), and 332 of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154 (i), 303(f),
303(r) and 332, the rules are amended as specified below.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 97

Radio.

Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary.

Rule Changes

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications
Commission amends 47 CFR part 97 as follows:

PART 97--AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE

0
1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 48 Stat. 1066, 1082, as amended; 47 U.S.C. 154, 303.
Interpret or apply 48 Stat. 1064-1068, 1081-1105, as amended; 47
U.S.C. 151-155, 301-609, unless otherwise noted.


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2. Section 97.3 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(12) to read as
follows:


Sec. 97.3 Definitions.

(a) * * *
(12) CEPT radio amateur license. A license issued by a country
belonging to the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications
Administrations (CEPT) that has adopted Recommendation T/R 61-01 (Nice
1985, Paris 1992, Nicosia 2003).
* * * * *

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3. Section 97.221 is amended by revising paragraph (b) to read as
follows:


Sec. 97.221 Automatically controlled digital station.

* * * * *
(b) A station may be automatically controlled while transmitting a
RTTY or data emission on the 6 m or shorter wavelength bands, and on
the 28.120-28.189 MHz, 24.925-24.930 MHz, 21.090-21.100 MHz, 18.105-
18.110 MHz, 14.0950-14.0995 MHz, 14.1005-14.112 MHz, 10.140-10.150 MHz,
7.100-7.105 MHz, or 3.585-3.600 MHz segments.
* * * * *

0
4. Section 97.301 is amended by revising the introductory text of
paragraphs (a), (b) and (e) to read as follows:


Sec. 97.301 Authorized frequency bands.

* * * * *
(a) For a station having a control operator who has been granted a
Technician, Technician Plus, General, Advanced, or Amateur Extra Class
operator license, who holds a CEPT radio amateur license, or who holds
any class of IARP:
* * * * *
(b) For a station having a control operator who has been granted an
Amateur Extra Class operator license, who holds a CEPT radio amateur
license, or who holds a Class 1 IARP license:
* * * * *
(e) For a station having a control operator who has been granted an
operator license of Novice Class, Technician Class, or Technician Plus
Class:
* * * * *

0
5. Section 97.501 is amended by revising paragraph (a) and (b) to read
as follows:


Sec. 97.501 Qualifying for an amateur operator license.

* * * * *
(a) Amateur Extra Class operator: Elements 2, 3, and 4;
(b) General Class operator: Elements 2 and 3;
* * * * *


Sec. 97.503 [Amended]

0
6. Section 97.503 is amended by removing paragraph (a), redesignating
paragraph (b) as an undesignated introductory paragraph, and
redesignating paragraphs (b)(1) through (b)(3) as paragraphs (a)
through (c).

0
7. Section 97.505 is amended by revising paragraphs (a)(1), (2), (3),
(4), and (5) to read as set forth below, and by removing paragraphs
(a)(6), (7), (8), and (9).


Sec. 97.505 Element credit.

(a) * * *
(1) An unexpired (or expired but within the grace period for
renewal) FCC-granted Advanced Class operator license grant: Elements 2
and 3.
(2) An unexpired (or expired but within the grace period for
renewal) FCC-granted General Class operator license grant: Elements 2
and 3.
(3) An unexpired (or expired but within the grace period for
renewal) FCC-granted Technician or Technician Plus Class operator
(including a Technician Class operator license granted before February
14, 1991) license grant: Element 2.
(4) An expired FCC-issued Technician Class operator license
document granted before March 21, 1987; Element 3.
(5) A CSCE: Each element the CSCE indicates the examinee passed
within the previous 365 days.
* * * * *
[FR Doc. E7-729 Filed 1-23-07; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 6712-01-P

--- In W5SC@..., "davidftx" <davidftx@...> wrote:

Where is the pages?????

--- In W5SC@..., "Paul Guido" <radioteacher@> wrote:

Here is the pages from the Federal Register in PDF.

Paul