FCC Providing Flexibility to Volunteer Examiners in Developing Remote Testing Methods

From ARRL Web: 05/03/2020–The FCC has clarified that nothing in its rules prohibits remote amateur radio testing, and no prior approval is needed to conduct remote exam sessions. “The Commission provides flexibility to volunteer examiners and coordinators who wish to develop remote testing methods or to increase remote testing programs already in place,” the FCC said in an April 30 news release. “We recognize that some volunteer examiner coordinators may not have the immediate capacity for widespread remote testing. We expect those volunteer examiner coordinators with limited remote testing capacity to work closely with those requesting such testing to prioritize any …

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FCC Releases Plan in the Event of a Partial Government Shutdown

ARRL reports “the FCC has released its Plan for Orderly Shutdown in case funds become unavailable to continue operation.” [Full story] UPDATE: FCC to Suspend Most Operations on January 3 if Government Shutdown Continues http://www.arrl.org/news/view/fcc-to-suspend-most-operations-on-january-3-if-government-shutdown-continues  

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