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mrey 06-22-2001 07:48 AM

Radio license
Help please. I can''t deal with the FCC''s auto attendant switchboard. I am trying to find the form number to get a VHF license. I know it is no longer required for the USA, but apparently it is required if you take your boat to Canada. How/where can I get the forms? I think there even may be a form to accompany the payment to explain why you want one in the first place.
Thanks in advance, Marvin

SHIMSHON 06-23-2001 05:29 AM

Radio license
Try Boat US. They are pretty helpful.

B-40 06-26-2001 01:32 PM

Radio license
FCC Forms Distribution Center
9300 East Hampton Drive
Capital Heights, MD 20743
(800) 418-FORM
FCC Fax on Demand (202) 418-0177 (get index first)
Application for Ship Radio Station License is FCC 506; Fill out FCC 506A if you want a temporary license while you''re waiting for your regular application to be processed. Also you''ll need to send a Fee Remittance Advice - FCC Form 159 - with your payment. You can get it as above.
I''ve had good luck with the FCC web site in obtaining all the forms and information I''ve needed.

svdragonseeker 06-26-2001 03:29 PM

Radio license
If you are out of the country they don''t care. Don''t bother

RobHoman 06-29-2001 01:57 PM

Radio license
.............but maybe the country you are in might just care enough to ask and in the absence of a US FCC License.......maybe they''ll legally liberate a few of your shekels via their legal system..... you''re better off folling the yellow brick road and getting the proper license ahead of time.

An ounce of prevention beats a pound of pain any day.

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