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Jeff Wexler
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update 03/06/2017

I tried using several older versions of JAVA in my Windows 7 x64 OS in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers and had zero luck until I found and used an archived copy of the Windows x86  jdk-6u45-windows-i586.exe installer. I had to manually enable the "Add-Ons" in Internet Explorer 11. Note that the Windows x64  jdk-6u45-windows-x64.exe did not seem to work in my x64 OS and I imagine this is because Internet Explorer is still a x86 application.

Once I had this version of Java running the FCC application opened quickly and ran smoothly. I had none of the troubles that I had anticipated. I followed the instructions at the Local 695 website and was able to complete the application in one session.

 

I got the 6u45 JAVA install by registering an account with Oracle and downloading the installer here::

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase6-419409.html#jdk-6u45-oth-JPR

 

I am adding this note because I wasted a lot of time trying different JAVA versions and hope that the info helps others. Good luck.

 

 

 

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On 3/8/2017 at 6:18 PM, Derek H said:

Is it possible to complete the application on a mac?

I filled it out on a Mac, some three years ago, and it was very arcane and cumbersome, but I was able to do it. IIRC, I ended using Firefox, which isn't the browser I normally use.

Cheers,

BK

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Hello,

 I just received an email with a link to a two page .pdf file that verified an official part 74 license has been granted. Should I expect some sort of printed, or hard copy, identification card to be sent in the mail or is the call sign what is used in the field to identify the license if a question is raised face to face? 

 Thank you.

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I tried reading through the entire thread for information, but there is so much energy spent on debate that I find it exhausting to search for an answer to what seems to be a relatively simple question.

Can someone who has had a license for a while please help out?: Is the Call Sign your effective identification as a license holder or do you end up with some sort of ID card to carry with you? Thank you.

 

Thank you.

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On ‎4‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 6:51 AM, alenK said:

Hello,

 I just received an email with a link to a two page .pdf file that verified an official part 74 license has been granted. Should I expect some sort of printed, or hard copy, identification card to be sent in the mail or is the call sign what is used in the field to identify the license if a question is raised face to face? 

 Thank you.

You will get a hard copy in the mail, but no card. Make a photo of the paperwork and store it on you phone just incase you need to prove you are a part 74 license holder.

 

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3 hours ago, mark kirchner said:

You will get a hard copy in the mail, but no card. Make a photo of the paperwork and store it on you phone just incase you need to prove you are a part 74 license holder.

 

...which will never happen. I've been doing this for over 30 years and haven't had anyone ask me to produce one, nor have I ever heard of anyone in our business being ask to produce one.  Go figure...

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THE LICENSE I HAVE EXPIRES 2023, AND LISTS (AMONG OTHERS) FREQUENCIES BETWEEN 494 AND 698 MHZ (EXCLUDING RADIO ASTRONOMY) .  THERE PROBABLY HAS BEEN DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS-- DO WE HAVE INFO ON WHAT PROCESS WOULD BE ADOPTED TO CHANGE THE LICENSE APPLICABILITY IN THOSE FREQUENCIES WHICH WERE AUCTIONED OFF IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS?  I.E., DOES FCC  CALL FOR A NEW ROUND OF APPLICATIONS ? OR SEND AN AMENDED LICENSE, ETC.?

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On 6/21/2019 at 1:40 PM, Jim Feeley said:

Any tips for those of us getting ready to dive in?

 

I just followed the steps on the Local 695 website. But adapted to the current situation. For example, I used Safari (Version 12.1.1), things appear slightly different on the pages than it did with the old system.... but if I could figure it out, I'm sure you will too. It's actually pretty straight forward. At the end of the application, when you are ready to submit, it will run a check for you and point you to whatever you need to fix, in case you missed anything.

 

Before you can apply, you need to get a FCC Registration Number (FRN).

 

Just go to this link and scroll down to "Getting Started".   DO NOT INSTALL JAVA

 

http://magazine.local695.com/fcc-licensing/how-to-get-license

 

Just follow the steps there and you should be good.

 

Oh, and the application fee is $170 now.

 

 

The easiest/safest way is still probably paying Bill Ruck to do it for you. Contact Bill at 415-564-1450 or billruck@earthlink.net

 

 

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Sorry, Jon. I just saw this.

I haven't tried to register freqs in a long time. Seems like a fool's errand.

I'm mostly a day player, so I often don't find out where I'm going to be (and, just as often, how many freqs I'll need) one or two days before the job - so trying to register anything would be virtually impossible.

 

HTH,

BK

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Thanks Blas. Anybody else? Fools errand or not, it’s still pertinent information that I’d like to know. 

 

As I try to get people to get their FCC license, being able to send them to a space to register frequencies is an important part of the persuasion process. A lot of people don’t see the point of having one, and this is one thing that may help. 

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Has anybody renewed their expired license? I see that some who originally got a license had an expiration date in 2021.

Is anybody maintaining their license or tried to get a license recently? I ask because the local 695 link no longer valid (5 posts previous to mine).

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1 hour ago, Paul F said:

Has anybody renewed their expired license? I see that some who originally got a license had an expiration date in 2021.

Is anybody maintaining their license or tried to get a license recently? I ask because the local 695 link no longer valid (5 posts previous to mine).

 

Good question about renewals. But note that the 695 guide to getting a license is still on the site; they just reorganized the site a bit.  https://www.local695.com/fcc-licensing/how-to-get/

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