Auto-registration in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES amateur radio exam for candidates using a Social Security number will be discontinued on May 20, 2021. Applicants must use an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for all license transactions with the FCC. Examinees must register in CORES and receive an FRN before exam day.Starting on May 20, electronic batch filed applications that do not include a candidate’s FRNwill be rejected. The Social Security/Licensee ID Field will be disabled.
An instructional video provides step-by-step instructions on how to establish a CORES account, which is necessary for licensees to make administrative updates and download electronic license authorizations.
After June 29, all filers must provide an email address on all applications. When an email is provided, applicants will receive an official electronic copy of their licenses once granted (allow incoming email from email@example.com). If no email is provided when filing on or after June 29, applications will be rejected. ARRL VEC suggests that those without access to email to use the email address of a family member or friend.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, 2021 SKYWARN Training classes will again be held virtually. The SKYWARN Training sessions will occur on 3 weeknights and 2 weekends. The weeknight sessions will be taught by NWS forecasters and the weekend sessions taught by Amateur Radio Operators.
All are welcome to attend the training sessions. New individuals who are interested in becoming a SKYWARN Spotter can take an optional quiz and will get their SKYWARN spotter number. These sessions count as refreshing their SKYWARN Training for existing spotters.
We hope as many individuals as possible can attend these training sessions. We thank all SKYWARN Spotters for their continued support of the NWS Boston/Norton SKYWARN program!
Robert Macedo, KD1CY ARES SKYWARN Coordinator Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator rmacedo [at] rcn [dot] com March 4, 2021
Congratulations to these hams who passed their exams at the October 3, 2020 VE Session:
David A. De Costa, KD1YZ, Extra Christopher Fowler, KC1NZM, Technician Gerald D. Goodson, KC1MAU, General Mary K. Keefe,KC1NPY, General Richard. Lords,KC1NPZ, General Glenn Neto, KC1NZN, Technician + General
Enjoy your new/upgraded privileges!
Need help to get on the air?
Email us @ radioevents [at] semara [dot] org with your particular needs, including antennas, VHF/UHF handheld programming, SSB, CW and/or digital mode operation, etc. When are you available? We may be able to arrange either 1-on-1 or small classes.