Re-Validation of now expired licences.

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby Mattylad » 05 Dec 2015, 14:08

Here is the list sorted, I don't think OFCOM have anyone that can use a spreadsheet :)
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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby VintageTin » 05 Dec 2015, 19:27

Mattylad wrote:Here is the list sorted, I don't think OFCOM have anyone that can use a spreadsheet :)


Well done
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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby Adriano9966 » 05 Dec 2015, 20:30

:| I revalidate all three of my licences regularly ..... :?: Why keep two callsigns you don't use I hear someone cry ?

:think: Because they are mine ,I earned them and I don't wish someone else to pirate my old/former call signs .

:problem: Am I the only one who thinks it's a bad idea to release a list of revoked callsigns ? In my opinion someone who is unlicenced could just choose one at random and use it Worse still it will be difficult to catch the perpetrator without detection/investigation

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby Admiral » 05 Dec 2015, 20:34

Adriano9966 wrote:
:problem: Am I the only one who thinks it's a bad idea to release a list of revoked callsigns ? In my opinion someone who is unlicenced could just choose one at random and use it Worse still it will be difficult to catch the perpetrator without detection/investigation


As if.

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby Crusader » 09 Dec 2015, 02:46

Jeez look at that 3 out of the 7 pages are foundation callsign's,what the betting they are from cubs & kids who had no real interest in radio & only sat the foundation course because their grandaddy's pushed them into sitting the course just so they look good to others at their local club & to get the club mentioned in Radcomic.

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby kr0ne » 09 Dec 2015, 08:42

Or went on to sit the intermediate or full and don't feel the need to keep hold of their old foundation call?

Like Adriano, I revalidate all three of mine every time but past discussions on this very forum have shown that the majority think this to be a bizarre and unexplainable practice... of course some of those folks may just be jealous that they only have one licence! :lol:

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby Mattylad » 09 Dec 2015, 18:32

Or maybe they are not aware they they needed to renew as they were told its a license for life....

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby paulears » 09 Dec 2015, 18:38

Why would you want to keep the old callsign? I never even realised you could hold two licenses or more at the same time - My old G8ZYX was dumped as soon as the new call came through. I thought everyone did this?

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby kr0ne » 09 Dec 2015, 19:50

See?

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby kr0ne » 09 Dec 2015, 19:59

Mattylad wrote:Or maybe they are not aware they they needed to renew as they were told its a license for life....


It's right there in the terms of the licence... Anyone who has never actually read their licence should have it revoked on principle!

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby Farty » 13 Dec 2015, 19:34

Admiral wrote:No one will lose their licence, the worst case scenario is a ham with an unvalidated licence will be yacking away and get a visit (which will never happen in the real world), the situation will be explained, he/she will then log on and validate, sorted.


No one will lose their licence, except the people who are losing their licences...

http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/radiocomm ... -decision/
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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby LeakyFeeder » 14 Dec 2015, 11:01

Get the right callsign from the off n there isnt a need for multiples.....

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby MW6ZAN » 16 Jan 2016, 19:10

I would suggest that a large proportion of those m3 unvalidated licences are due to older hams giving up on the hobby due to health problems or silent keys more so than youngsters not wanting to bother.

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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby thedeerhunter270 » 29 Jul 2016, 19:16

Of course now Ofcom tells us we don't have to revalidate every 5 years.
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Re: Re-Validation of now expired licences.

Postby paulears » 29 Jul 2016, 20:56

M3's old? When I gave it up, I'd never even heard of M3 licenses - and I'm in my 50s on a G4? Perhaps M licenses just came around at one of the lull periods?


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