@bohicaseti - Congrats on your Tech ticket! As for the General, at least you know that it's not that hard and will be very quick to study for, and then you'll be on HF!
I know their intent is to revamp the meetearl.com website, giving new graphics, new video, updated info, etc. I know that when launching a website, there can be lots of gotchas.
I agree, the most recent hope is that it will be ready 'by the thaw'.
I also completely agree with PMR. I wonder if I can send chocolates and a bottle of high test to the FCC approval department on behalf of Team Earl... =)