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FCC Radio License for Mesaba?

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Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit

You can do a search on here and find the specific link, the FCC website is quite user-unfriendly.
You don't need to have the Restricted Radiotelepone operator permit before you interview, but think of it this way. If you and your buddy interviewed with all of the same quals and experiance but he had his permit, who would you hire. I had mine prior to interviewing. Paid my money and it showed up in the mail about a week or so later. Just go to the FCC's website and do a search on the license and it is all done online. By the Way Mesaba is a great place to work.
Step 1 – Go to www.fcc.gov website and on the left hand side, in the yellow box area, click on the Forms link

Step 2 – Scroll down the page ¾ of the way and you will see

(Quick-Form Application for Authorization in the Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Operator, and General Mobile Radio Services) form 605. Click on Electronic Filing link.

Step 3 – On the next page you will click on the second link, being Online Filing

Step 4 – The following page ask for you FRN and pin. If you have one enter it here, if not click on the link Need and FRN? Register with the FCC.

Step 5 – Highlight the Register now circle and then click continue

Step 6 – You will be registering as an individual and check the appropriate response to the address with in the U.S. question.

Step 7 – Enter your appropriate information in the following page

Step 8 – The next page your FRN number will be displayed. Write this down or print for future reference. Click the back button four times or go to the FCC home page and using steps 1 through 3 to return to the page that ask for your FRN number. Enter your number here along with your password you submitted in the previous steps.

Step 9 – The following page will have an option to Apply for a new license. Click here.

Step 10 – This will take you to a page on which you must select the radio service for which you will be applying. Scroll down the list until you reach ( RR-Recruited Operator ). Continue

Step 11 – On the Applicant Questions page leave everything as is. It should say Regular on type and No you’re not exempt from application fees or license fees. Continue

Step 12 – Address located outside the U.S. check appropriate field. Continue.

Step 13 – Fill out your information for you license on this page. Continue

Step 14 – Click that you are eligible for employment in the U.S. Continue

Step 15 – Check that all your information is accurate and then continue.

Step 16 – Agree to all the above statements then Continue.

Step 17 – Give your electronic signature by filling in the boxes. Continue

Step 18 – Print your application and continue to Form 159

Step 19 – Fill in your FRN number and password and Continue

Step 20 – On form 159 you can either pay credit card or if you select to view form 159 you can mail in a payment. Select your choice and proceed.

Step 21 – The following page you will be able to print form 159 after your credit card has been approved.

This is the completion of you FCC Radio Telephone Operators Permit Application. You should receive you license in the mail with in 2 to 3 weeks.
When XJ calls for the invite, ask them a direct question whether it's needed prior to the interview or the class.

my friend was hired at XJ without FCC at the interview when everyone at the interview had FCC license...they won't toss your file simply for not having the FCC...unless it's required at the interview...requirements might have changed
just call the recruitment and they will tell you exactly.
You can do it on the net...it took six days to get mine...
Hope this helps.
I copied those instructions from another post where someone on the forum was nice enough to break it down for us idiots.
Passport and FCC license not required to be interviewed. If you are hired, though, you need them both ASAP.

Good luck!

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