• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
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For my name to show in the database. I took my technician test this morning, I was told week and 2 days and I should start looking in the database for my call sign. I’ve been listening but it sounds a little dead in my area, repeaters included.


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In this day and age, there is no reason it should take more than 24 hours (48 hours if the exam is on a weekend) for call signs to appear in the FCC database. The VEC I run exams for consistently has results show up the following Monday morning for a Saturday exam and we've tested on a weekday morning and had the results appear in the database before the close of business THE SAME DAY.

The slowdown occurs because some VECs don't appear to trust that their VEs can accurately scan and e-mail the results. Instead, they have the VE mail the physical paperwork via the USPS instead. Even with Priority Mail this can take several days.
 

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For my name to show in the database. I took my technician test this morning, I was told week and 2 days and I should start looking in the database for my call sign. I’ve been listening but it sounds a little dead in my area, repeaters included.

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Congratulations! I'm not a ham, but I envy you, I almost went for it a few times but I'm getting older and kind of content with my scanners. Maybe you can change things in your area and wake the dead! Godspeed! (y)
 
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In this day and age, there is no reason it should take more than 24 hours (48 hours if the exam is on a weekend) for call signs to appear in the FCC database. The VEC I run exams for consistently has results show up the following Monday morning for a Saturday exam and we've tested on a weekday morning and had the results appear in the database before the close of business THE SAME DAY.

The slowdown occurs because some VECs don't appear to trust that their VEs can accurately scan and e-mail the results. Instead, they have the VE mail the physical paperwork via the USPS instead. Even with Priority Mail this can take several days.
I was told they mail them, I went through my local club, K9HAM.


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Congratulations! I'm not a ham, but I envy you, I almost went for it a few times but I'm getting older and kind of content with my scanners. Maybe you can change things in your area and wake the dead! Godspeed! (y)
I had to Think on it for a while, decided to do it. You only live once.


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