[aprssig] The final word: W0APR

Jim Duncan jdbandman at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 30 00:02:26 EST 2008

Having previously posted a notice to this group I wanted to make a final 
follow-up to the status of the fraudulent application filing in which an 
attempt was made to take over the KC APRS Working Group's club station 
license, W0APR, by unauthorized persons.

Today I received a telephone call from Terry Fishel of W.T.B. I am 
pleased to report to you that F.C.C. has set aside the application for 
license and grant to the wrongful applicant effective January 25, 2008, 
and have restored the W0APR license to it's rightful licensees, the KC 
APRS Working Group.

KCAWG filed a complaint with F.C.C. requesting a review of the license 
grant in which we show that neither the applicant nor his co-signer (a 
13-year-old amateur) were members or officers of, nor were they acting 
upon the authority or appointment of any of the legitimate officers of 

The applicant has been sent a certified letter advising that the 
automatic grant has been set aside. A true copy of the letter is now 
available on the F.C.C. ULS system for anyone who wishes to review it.

We are expecting to hear further from the Commission on what action(s), 
if any, it will take with regard to the applicant and the co-signer. 
Similar case determinations in the past two years, however, have 
resulted in the applicants licenses being revoked.

The bottom line: F.C.C. relies upon the honesty of applicants and does 
not hesitate to take action when there are questions regarding whether 
or not statements made on an application are truthful.

We appreciate the Commission's swift action in this matter as well as 
the personal attention afforded us by Mr. Hollingsworth and Mr. Fishel.
Jim Duncan, KU0G
Kansas City APRS Working Group

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