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FCC registration to be required before exams

posted May 9, 2021, 6:48 PM by Charles Boling
The FCC is continuing its push towards automation and the elimination of paper. Taking the exam is no longer the first step in becoming a new ham. Instead, prospective hams should sign up for an FCC account (the system is named "CORES"). Once they do so and receive their FRN (they also need an email address) to put on the paperwork, then they can take the exam.
Here's the URL of the FCC's page that has links and a video explaining the process. https://www.fcc.gov/rofrnhttps://www.fcc.gov/rofrn

(Now that amateurs are making the process easier than ever for the FCC, explain again why they're going to start charging us $35 per application?)