Forgot Password? The reasons for logging your amateur activity fall into three categories: legal, operational and personal. Legally, a log of your transmissions would be invaluable in proving your innocence in an interference complaint. Operationally, having a log of past contacts is a resource when filling out that DX QSL card that may have taken months to arrive. There are two essentials types of information that every log needs: Information about your operation and information about the station you contact. For your operation record the date, frequency, mode and power output; for the contact station record their call sign, the time the contact started and ended, their signal report, name and location QTH.
Element 1: Basic Radio Law and Operating Practice
FCC Commercial Element 1 pool, section 5
It's been nearly a generation since the regulatory reform dockets in which the FCC cleared "regulatory underbrush" from its regulations. That was called deregulation, re-regulation and market reform. Among the achievements of that movement of the s and s was the elimination of many of the regulatory record-keeping requirements imposed on broadcasters and the simplification of other burdensome regulations. An unintended consequence was to reduce the regulatory knowledge required of every station employee. There was a time even earlier when nearly every station employee coming anywhere near a microphone or production board was required to hold an FCC license and have at least a rudimentary knowledge of the regulations. The times changed over the years and now even many station managers are not fully aware of all of the regulatory requirements still imposed. Many of the questions we often get relate to FCC logs.
Upgrading to an Extra License
JOTA is a spectacular opportunity to introduce Scouts to amateur radio. For many, this will be their first exposure to the world of ham radio. Some will go on to become hams, enjoying the hobby for a lifetime. A few will even find the basis of a career in science and technology. As a licensed amateur radio operator, you must, of course, comply with FCC regulations regarding frequencies, power, quality of signal, etc.
QRZ Forums. Does anyone know when and why the FCC's requirement for US amateurs to maintain log books of all activity was eliminated? W6SO , Feb 22, I don't remember WHEN, but in all reality, Amateur logs were of little use to the FCC and deemed an onerous burden on Amateurs, especially with the increasing use of mobile operations.