Last week I upgraded and renewed my license at the same time. I did this by returning the form through W5YI. The form was complete with authorization of the upgrade by my local VEC.
The problem is that now when I pull a copy of my license from the ULS/FCC site, it still shows my license operator privileges as "Technician" even though the expiration date has been extended (the renewal took effect but the upgrade did not).
Under Special Conditions/Endorsements it says:
"LICENSE CLASS CONVERTED PER 97.21a3"
As I do qualify for an automatic upgrade from Technician to General (and this has been confirmed and proven and certified by my VEC), I am confused as to why my license class still shows as "Technician" rather than "General".
Is this a mistake, or does it just take more time for the upgrade to kick in?
My VEC said we should check again in a few weeks.