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SB QST @ ARL $ARLB016
ARLB016 Amateurs' Email Addresses Will Continue to Be Kept Private,
FCC Says

ZCZC AG16
QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 16 ARLB016
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT May 20, 2021
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB016
ARLB016 Amateurs' Email Addresses Will Continue to Be Kept Private,
FCC Says

Starting on June 29, all applications filed with the FCC must
include an email address for FCC correspondence. After receipt of
the initial announcement that all future applications would require
an email address, ARRL was concerned for the privacy of its members
and requested that amateurs' email addresses not be made public.
This week, the FCC agreed, stating in an email to ARRL counsel that
it will continue to "mask" amateurs' email addresses from public
view in the Universal Licensing System (ULS). The FCC will use the
email address supplied by amateurs to correspond with applicants,
including to send a link to the official electronic copy of the
license when an application is granted.

The FCC is transitioning to fully electronic correspondence and no
longer mails hard-copy licenses. Amateurs are able to view,
download, and print their official license grant, using the ULS.
When a license is first granted, each applicant will receive an
email with a direct link to the license. Although the link expires
in 30 days, the license itself will remain available in the ULS and
may be downloaded at any time by signing into the licensee's account
using their FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password.

On or after June 29, a valid email address must be provided with
each application, and must be kept current by filing a modification
application as necessary. Under the amended Section 97.23, "The
email address must be an address where the grantee can receive
electronic correspondence. 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."

Applicants lacking an email address should consider using the email
address of a friend or family member on their FCC applications.

Reminder: Due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system,
starting today, Thursday, May 20, all amateur exam applicants must
provide their FRN to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) before taking an
amateur exam. Prospective new FCC licensees will be required to
obtain an FRN before the examination and provide that number to the
VEs on the Form 605 license application. An FCC instructional video
provides step-by-step instructions on how to obtain an FRN through
the FCC's COmmission REgistration System (CORES) can be found at,
Radio Operator FCC User Profile and FRN Registration .

The FRN is used afterward by the applicant to download the official
license document from the FCC's Universal Licensing System (ULS), to
upgrade a license, apply for a vanity call sign, and to submit
administrative updates (such as address and email changes) and
renewal applications.
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*shrug* I'm ambivalent about this. What do you think?

I don't recall ever receiving a printed document from the FCC...only ever got stuff by email which I turned into printed stuff care of my printer.
 

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What if you have no dependable email?
 

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What if you don't want to give your email address to a government agency when government agencies tend to use 30 year old hardware running unpatched Windows 3.1?
 
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What if you don't want to give your email address to a government agency when government agencies tend to use 30 year old hardware running unpatched Windows 3.1?
You don't have a burner email address?

OK, 'nuf of this. It's all in good fun.
 

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The entire world is going to electronic communication so this is a non-event.
If someone is concerned about their email getting out to unauthorized people then get a burner email. Gmail, yahoo, proton mail, and I'm sure there are thousands of others.
Everyone should already have a throwaway or temporary email address.
 

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Everyone should already have a throwaway or temporary email address.
I have several. The problem is, if the FCC expects you to read and respond to the emails - which will probably be so infrequent that they will be spaced years apart - then you can't really send them to a devnull email address that you never read.
 

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Everyone should already have a throwaway or temporary email address.
Absolutely! I have 6, one for personal stuff and 5 others that I use for other things categorically.

All the chatter about protecting the email, but the name and address of the licensee is published, lol.
 
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All the chatter about protecting the email, but the name and address of the licensee is published, lol.
The difference is, you don't get a bunch of unwanted spam physically delivered to your front door.
 

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Over the past three years I've really bad results with email, hotmail didn't like my address because it had numbers in it, lost yahoo account when I did a reboot of Windows 10 on my Toshiba Satellite laptop, which is now retired, I have gmail now and I'm using a trouble free MacBook Pro. The truth is I've about had it with email and computer problems to the point of just going back to snail mail, however a plus for email just came from the DMV that we could renew my wife's drivers license on line, also I renewed my CCW license on line, getting out of Windows/Microsoft with the MacBook has been a great relief, wish I'd done that before, Windows has caused nothing but grief, glad to be over that misery.
 
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