I had applied for a vanity callsign which wasn't available. That was in March. The FCC license system shows my old callsign is still in effect.
Today, after a longer absence from my mail, I open a "Notice of Dismissal" which says in a wordy way lots of scary stuff:
Your application is in a dismissal status effective 03/09/2021 without prejudice in accordance with Section 1.934 of the Commission's Rules for the reason(s) indicated below. If you still wish to be licensed, you must file a new application, ... If you currently hold a valid license, you may continue to operate under the parameters of that authorization.
If you are currently operating under authority provided by the Commission's Rules based on your submission of the above references application, you must immediately cease operation until such time as you come into compliance with the Rules.
The call sign(s) you requested is/are not available. To pursue another call sign, submit a new vanity request.
- I currently hold a valid license, and therefore I may continue to operate under the parameters of that authorization.
- I do not need to immediately cease operation until such time as I come into compliance with the Rules, because I am in compliance to begin with, especially because I am not currently operating under authority provided by the Commission's Rules based on my submission of the above referenced application, but instead, I am operating based on my existing license and the existing unchanged call sign.
The FCC makes it sound as if I'm in trouble. Based on my thoughts above, I believe I can safely ignore the "Notice of Dismissal." Am I correct?