A computer program issue that was preventing the ARRL VEC from managing and posting its schedule of future examination sessions and transmitting application data from completed sessions to the FCC has been resolved, and the backlog is being cleared.
“The ARRL IT department has our system is back up and running,” said ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM. “ARRL VEC has begun to transmit into FCC Electronic Batch Filing system the approximately 200 exam sessions that were waiting in the queue. It may take a few days to get through the entire backlog.”
Since the problem surfaced on February 22, the system had worked “sporadically,” Somma said, allowing a few test sessions here and there to make it to the FCC for processing.