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Old 23-04-2016, 11:54   #16
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Re: FCC Ship's License application

Got my Ship's Station License February 2016.
$215 and required for voyages to the Bahahas and other foreign lands.
Easy enough to get once you stop fighting the website.
Tried to register an EPIRB on-line but had to give up and send in a paper application.
Never been asked for my Station License on previous boats but it is required, no requirement to display it in the wheel house however. (That I could find)
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Re: FCC Ship's License application

when you first get the license check every box. radio, radar, etc. etc. you arent required to have all that equipment but then you dont have to reapply later when you add it.
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Old 23-04-2016, 19:23   #18
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when you first get the license check every box. radio, radar, etc. etc. you arent required to have all that equipment but then you dont have to reapply later when you add it.
True, but easy enough to add equipment later on the FCC page, unless you get lost in the log-In and passwords..
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I just completed the applications for the ships license and the RR permit. What a headache.
Indeed, I doubt that there is a more confusing website on the planet! I just applied for my ship station license, hope I got it right...

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Indeed, I doubt that there is a more confusing website on the planet! I just applied for my ship station license, hope I got it right...

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I agree the web site is about as clear as mud. However when I had problems figuring it out I called and got a very helpful guy on the phone that walked me through the process.
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I agree the web site is about as clear as mud. However when I had problems figuring it out I called and got a very helpful guy on the phone that walked me through the process.
I found Rhapsody's blog - referenced in some previous comments - which greatly helped in stepping me through. Assuming I actually got it right, of course. If not, I'm blaming Rhapsody

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I found Rhapsody's blog - referenced in some previous comments - which greatly helped in stepping me through. Assuming I actually got it right, of course. If not, I'm blaming Rhapsody

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That's how I would handle it, especially if Rhapsody isn't reading this thread and won't be here to defend their blog.
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...especially if Rhapsody isn't reading this thread and won't be here to defend their blog...
Where's the fun in that?!? Seriously though, Rhapsody's blog was very helpful.

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Where's the fun in that?!?
It's easier to pass the buck when the other guy isn't around to debate the issue.


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Seriously though, Rhapsody's blog was very helpful.

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Don't recall if I found that particular blog when I was applying for my permit but whatever help it was I found online certainly helped me translate the bureau-speak on the FCC web site into American English.
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Re: FCC Ship's License application

Currently it takes the CG a while to process applications for vessel documentation. It took a few months to get my official ship number. I applied for an MMSI number before I had my official number. When I finally got it I took the time to follow the FCC guidance and send a letter to update my ship station license with my official documentation number.

From https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/ship-ra...tion-licensing .....

To change your ship official number or state registration number, you must submit a request by letter to:
Federal Communications Commission
1270 Fairfield Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325-7245

The only I got back from the FCC was a letter saying my application had been DENIED! (Yes, I was denied in all CAPS!) There was no explanation as to why.

The only reason I wanted to update it is that just maybe more complete information on my FCC license might help in a SAR situation, but I have never followed up.
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I found Rhapsody's blog - referenced in some previous comments - which greatly helped in stepping me through. Assuming I actually got it right, of course. If not, I'm blaming Rhapsody
Rhapsody is off the hook! I got my new ship station license back by email, pretty quick turnaround. It's probably all automated anyway, so why do they now charge $220 for this darned thing?!?

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Where's the fun in that?!? Seriously though, Rhapsody's blog was very helpful.

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Thanks!

Looks like the price keeps going up on these things. Glad I got mine when it didn't cost as high as it is now. I'm glad the blog post was helpful to others.

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Re: FCC Ship's License application

Hopefully this is still on-topic. I'm looking at the puzzle that are the FCC forms and the 605 Schedule B form from has a "Class of Ship" (item 5) and looking at the 3 letter codes... they have both SLO for Sloop and VLR for Sailing Vessel.

Any thought on which to pick for a C&C 35 MkII or am I over analyzing?
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Hopefully this is still on-topic. I'm looking at the puzzle that are the FCC forms and the 605 Schedule B form from has a "Class of Ship" (item 5) and looking at the 3 letter codes... they have both SLO for Sloop and VLR for Sailing Vessel.

Any thought on which to pick for a C&C 35 MkII or am I over analyzing?

I went with VLR, since my boat is a ketch ;-)
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OK, you win on the points of accuracy scale. ;^)
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