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Greetings fellow GERATOLers, and hope all are doing well.

We have a few GERATOL specific news items, and one generic Ham Radio related item of information for all.

GERATOL NEWS:

We would like to welcome to our GERATOL Website, our latest subscriber, Scott – KC8AOR. Scott will bring up the state of Michigan when he checks into the net. Scott earned his Extra Class license in November. Congrats Scott ! He also likes to pay forward what benefited him so much in his Ham career, by teaching and mentoring new Hams. We welcome you to our website, and more importantly, to our net on 3.668 Mhz. Thanks for taking the time to register on our website.

Congratulations !!

We would like to pass along our CONGRATULATIONS to the following GERATOLers…

  • Carl – W9OO
    • Carl completed the NET 500 Award. He swapped “G” numbers with 500 other GERATOLers !
    • Carl completed the Net 50/50 Award, receiving 50/50 Award #10 As the low number of 50/50 Awards would suggest (His is #10) it is a tough award to complete, working all 50 States, and in addition working 50 other stations, where the operators were licensed 50 years or more !! Well done on both Awards Carl.
  • Steve – AC9GK
    • Steve successfully completed the Board Award, 200, 300 and 400 by working 400 GERATOLers with “G” numbers !! Congrats Steve.
  • Dale – WG5N
    • Dale successfully completed the Net 500 Award, by swapping GERATOL #’s with 500 other GERATOLers. Congrats Dale.

Let’s pass along our congrats to all of the guys who completed these latest awards !! Well done gents !

HAM RADIO NEWS:

Amateur radio licensees and candidates will have to provide the FCC with an email address on applications, effective sometime in mid-2021. If no email address is included, the FCC may dismiss the application as defective.

The FCC is fully transitioning to electronic correspondence and will no longer print or provide wireless licensees with hard-copy authorizations or registrations by mail.

Report and Order (R&O) on “Completing the Transition to Electronic Filing, Licenses and Authorizations, and Correspondence in the Wireless Radio Services” in WT Docket 19-212 was adopted on September 16. The new rules will go into effect 6 months after publication in the Federal Register, which hasn’t happened yet, but the FCC is already strongly encouraging applicants to provide an email address. When an email address is provided, licensees will receive an official electronic copy of their licenses when the application is granted.

Under Section 97.21 of the new rules, a person holding a valid amateur 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 will have to 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.” 

Source: ARRL News

Regards, Kevin N1KL

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