FCC to Require Two Factor Authentication for CORES Users

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced an upcoming change to the Commission Registration System (CORES) that licensees use to pay any application or regulatory fees, manage or reset a password on an existing FRN, or request a new FRN. Beginning March 29, 2024, multifactor authentication will be implemented. Users will be prompted to request a six-digit secondary verification code, which will be sent to the email address(es) associated with each username. The user will then need to enter the code into CORES before they can continue.

In a public notice, the FCC said this change will make the system more secure. “This additional layer of security will further safeguard against unauthorized access, thereby enhancing the overall integrity of information contained within the CORES system and improving the security of user data,” it read.  

The FCC recommends that users confirm they have access to their username account email and to add a secondary email address, if need be.  

Resources are available for those who need assistance with the system. For inquiries or assistance regarding the implementation of multifactor authentication on CORES, submit a help request at https://www.fcc.gov/wtbhelp, or call the FCC at 877-480-3201 (Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM ET).

One of our own

On April 1, 2024, the ARRL Western Washington Section will have a new
Section Manager. I am pleased to introduce to the section’s
membership, Robert (Bob) M. Purdom, AD7LJ. WWA Section Manager Jim Pace, K7CEX appointed Bob to serve as an Assistant Section Manager on April 15, 2009. The best way to describe him is, he is a ham’s ham. Bob is a
veteran of the United States Air Force and United States Navy. He is a
retired naval officer and telecommunications engineer for the State of
Washington, where he did communications planning, worked on LMR mobiles and base stations, as well as Lahar, Earthquake and Tsunami
alert/warning systems. Bob has been a ham radio operator for 19 years.
He is a life member and very active in the Radio Club of Tacoma and a
member of the Capital Peak Repeater Group. Please join me in welcoming Bob, AD7LJ, as the new Section Manager for the Western Washington

I will become an Assistant Section Manager and working with Bob in
several project areas including membership recruiting, EMCOMM
intra/inter section cooperation, working with the section’s tribal
liaison to develop and implement an EMCOMM support system for our tribal neighbors and other tasks assigned by the section manager.

Thank you for your confidence and trust in allowing me to be the WWA SM
for the past 11 years. I will continue to be a responsible ARRL leader
for the section.

ARRL Western Washington Section
Section Manager: Monte L Simpson, W7FF

Items left over from Mike & Key Swap Meet

A little snow at the Peak!

BRRR at the Peak.

Jeremy AG7WT shot these two pics showing the ice loading on the tower!