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Old 02-08-2018, 6:22 PM
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Originally Posted by W6WBJ View Post
In the case of an amateur license, although the nominal term of the contract is 10 years, it contains [by virtue of the APA, Sec. 307(c) of the Act and Sec. 1.62 of the Rules, as stated above] automatic renewal language providing that if the licensee files a timely application for renewal but it is not promptly acted upon, the license renews on a day-to-day basis until such time as the Commission finally rules on the renewal application and all appeals have been exhausted. Therefore my license has not expired and is perfectly valid.
Yours is not the only case I am aware of. I know another amateur radio licensee who filed for renewal in 2010 and was only granted that renewal last year. In the intervening time, he was allowed to continue operating.
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