Jeff Wexler

FCC License

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good news,  the government has kicked the can down the road, and piled on some pork at the same time, so things will be resuming...

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Just got my license this week. Good for two years.  :)

Call Sign WQSV749.

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Not exactly sure what it's buying me anymore. "

you can put a call sign in your signature...

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Not exactly sure what it's buying me anymore. "

you can put a call sign in your signature...

 

:/

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You also lose any possibility of the presumption of innocence, should you violate (even accidentally) any of the FCC's myriad rules and regulations, and you somehow get found by them. If anyone complains that you are causing interference or the FCC wants to talk with you about any of your gear...

 

"You are a licensee, you should have known better/about this" will probably feature in the conversation. Without the license, the chances of a first-time warning (non punitive) are much higher.

 

That license also guarantees you the 'opportunity' of voicing your opinion to the FCC about their auctions of the airwaves. However, unless you also have a megaphone made of million-dollar-bills... Chances are, the FCC won't actually HEAR your voice over the sound of the money rustling from AT&T and Verizon.

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Same here. I followed the instructions in the ITATSE local 695 web page, and received my license Friday…

BK

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Do you all actually spend the time registering your wireless use for each project?

Only if you want the "white space" transmissions in the area to get off of your frequencies..

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I would say it a little differently: "The less of a profile you maintain to the gub'mint, the less chance you have of" --having your livelihood taken into consideration when they make the next set of rules.

Cheers,

Larry Fisher

Wexler needs to add a "like" button.

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The "guy" you are referring too is Tim Holly of CBS-Radford Studios.

In Jay's first post he gives the following information for Bill Ruck.

Bill can be contacted at 415-564-1450 or billruck@earthlink.net

I think I used a 695 page from their website that has detailed instructions for filling out the application. That's what I used successfully. Just know what freqs you are on and plug and play. http://www.695.com/fcc/how-to-get-a-license

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Hey,

 

I have  a few questions concerning this license. Sorry if it's already been mentioned in this thread and I missed it.

 

1. If I come to the US as a foreigner, like for a news event, do I still need this license? We are looking at shooting for one day only.

2. If I rent the receivers and transmitters by a US company, is it me as an operator or them as owners that has the license?

 

Thankful for any help!

 

Best,

Max

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Don't worry about it.  Most people that use these radios don't have licenses and there isn't  anyone out here trying to hunt you down. It's a non-issue.

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Don't worry about it.  Most people that use these radios don't have licenses and there isn't  anyone out here trying to hunt you down. It's a non-issue.

True at this point in time and for the foreseeable future.

CrewC

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Reently I have been getting a lot of inquiries about renewing your FCC LPBA license.

 

The FCC will send you a courtesy notice about three months before the expiration date.

 

All you need to do is to log on to ULS with your FRN and password and follow the steps to renew the license.

 

If you don't renew the license it expires.  The FCC gives only a 30 day period to renew a license after it expires.  More than 30 days it will have status EXPIRED and there is little one can do at that point.

 

Then you need to start all over again, either by filling out the ULS new license form or retaining me to do it for you.  Also the fee for a new license is much higher than the renewal fee.

 

The FCC also expects that you will keep your contact information current.  So if you move you need to go on line at ULS and do an administrative update on your contact information.

 

Bill Ruck

San Francisco

 

 

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Yes, yes, please renew your license!  How will you be able to use your lectros unless the FCC has more of your money.

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Wow. Just received my license. 10 days after I applied. Yes, 10 days. And it's valid until Dec. 2022.

 

Not what I expected after everything I've read here. But pleased nonetheless.

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FINALLY, go mine! Applied back in April when the someone posted a challenge. At least it's good until 2022.

WQWB273

 

Thanks Bill Ruck

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#: 222   Posted (edited)

***UPDATE!*** After wrestling with the FCC's dreaded applet for about 3-1/2 hours, I finally completed and submitted my application. The cost is $160 now, FYI. Also, I was using Firefox with Java 8 installed on a PC. Super buggy, LOTS of refreshing, logging in and out but at least the application saves where you left off so you can keep plugging away at it. The toughest part was plugging in all the frequencies.. ugh. Good luck friends!

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Anyone else come across this partially loaded applet whilst applying for the license? I've tried everything I can think of with my Java settings and using different browsers, etc. but they always look like this. It's as far as I can get. Thanks for any tips :(

applet.jpg

Edited by kstrahm

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Kevin, I seem to be having the same difficulties you originally had - but I cannot overcome them (though not at 3 1/2 hours yet). I'm on a mac alternating between safari/firefox. Anyone else with this setup have suggestions? The application page, like the picture posted above, doesn't entirely load and is primarily a grey screen with lots of useless buttons that don't activate anything.

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A couple of updates on licensing wireless microphones.

While the FCC Report & Order 15-100 added the band 941.5 - 944, 952.85 - 956.26, and 956.45 - 959.85 MHz and those are now effective in The Rules, you can NOT apply for those frequencies.  Yet.

The Catch-22 is that the FCC will only allow applications when there is Type Certified equipment for those bands.  And there isn't any that I have been able to find.  Yet.  I'm told that Lectrosonics is working "day and night" to have new equipment Type Certified by the NAB.  Then one can apply for those frequencies.

I have also heard reports of users with old, no longer legal, 700 MHz systems being confronted by a cell carrier representative.  You need to know that the FCC requires cell carriers to precisely locate cell phones for 911 purposes.  That equipment can also find precisely "foreign carriers" like wireless microphones.  So if they have someone in the area where an unlawful 700 MHz wireless microphone is being used it is not difficult to be found.  They can turn you into the FCC or even easier unleash their army of lawyers.  Be warned.

Bill Ruck

San Francisco

 

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