[UPDATED 2015-09-01 2125 UTC] The FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) and other FCC website public applications are down for maintenance and will be unavailable from 2200 UTC on Wednesday, September 2, until 1200 UTC on Tuesday, September 8. The outage also will affect the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) and the Electronic Document Management System (EDOCS). During the ULS outage, it will not be possible to file any Amateur Radio applications, including examination session documents, or conduct any license or application searches.
While the requirement to pay a regulatory fee for Amateur Radio vanity call sign applications will end on September 3, prospective vanity applicants now will have to wait until after 1200 UTC on September 8 to file an application for an available call sign. The FCC has told ARRL that the approximately 18-day vanity call sign waiting period will remain in place “for now.”
The FCC said on September 1 that its Daily Digest will be “paused” from September 3 or 4, but will resume “when the systems are available again.”
“The FCC does not plan to release any official documents during the IT upgrades,” the FCC said this week. “That said, the Commission will have in place a mechanism to allow for a hard copy release of an item should there be a pressing need. Any such releases that would ordinarily appear in the Daily Digest will be included in the Daily Digest when it is next issued.”
“Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”