Renew, change your address or receive a duplicate of your amateur license by clicking here or by using the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS).
Vanity station call signs require
payment of an annual regulatory fee. The current FCC regulatory fee is $21.40 for a ten year term.
This fee applies to renewals as well as new applications for vanity callsigns.
The first Vanity call signs that were issued on June 4, 1996 and the FCC fees have gone up and down over the years. The current FCC regulatory fee for renewal of an Amateur Radio Vanity call sign is $21.40 effective September 11, 2014.
CLUB STATION LICENSE RENEWALS
Club station licenses may be renewed here electronically ONLY IF
there are no changes to the existing FCC license record. If there
is any change such as address, trustee or name of the club, a
club application must be submitted by mail or fax for processing.
If you are the trustee of a club station license and need to file
a modification to the club station license you can download our
Club Station Application here: Club Station Application PDF
Fill out, sign and return the
application to us with a copy of the station license of the
trustee for processing. Please be prepared to provide copies of
the organizational documents (listed above), as required by FCC
rule. If you are making application for a change of trustee,
change of address, or change in the name of the club, we require
that supporting documentation be submitted reflecting that
change. This can be minutes from a club meeting or BOD meeting
where the change was voted on or approved for action on the club
Amateur Radio licenses may only be
renewed within 90 days of the license expiration date. Vanity
call signs may be renewed
online here or by using
the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS) The licensee has the
option to continue with the Vanity call sign (paying a new
10-year - $21.40 effective September 11, 2014 or relinquishing the
call sign by opting for the next available sequential call sign
appropriate for the holder's license class will be issued if the
Vanity call sign is surrendered. The holder will not get back the
call sign previously held before being issued a Vanity call sign.
No fee is required to renew if the Vanity call sign holder elects
a new sequential call sign. To give up a vanity call sign and
request a sequential call the vanity call can not expired or be
in the renewal grace period. Contact our VEC Office at
800-669-9594 if you have any questions regarding license
The W5YI-VEC mails out vanity and standard
license renewal notifications normally 180 days in advance of the
90 day filing window. If your address is correct in the FCC
database, you should be receiving renewal applications by mail, or
you may file your application here electronically for a nominal service fee. Volunteer
Examiner Coordinators, such as the W5YI-VEC , have a different
electronic filing system available which allows automatic
registration of your call sign and electronic access to the FCC
license database. Even if you have already registered, we can
obtain your license information to renew your Amateur Radio
operator license. We also handle mailing address changes or get a
duplicate license mailed to you from the FCC.
If you file your renewal with through
W5YI-VEC we handle everything, including the automatic CORES
registration of your SSN/FRN with the FCC. Or you may obtain an
FRN by registering on the Commission Registration
System (CORES). To get there, go to
http://www.fcc.gov/ and click on the FCC Registration Number
(FRN) Commission Registration System (CORES) link on the left
side of the FCC home page. CORES is a web-based,
password-protected, registration system that assigns a unique
10-digit FCC Registration Number (FRN) for use when doing
business with the FCC. The information collected generally
includes your name, address, Social Security Number, telephone
number and e-mail address. You can also apply for an FCC
Registration Number (FRN) by completing and filing an FCC (paper)
Form 160 (CORES Registration.) Mailing instructions are found on
Form 160. All FCC forms can be obtained via the FCC Forms web
site at www.fcc.gov/formpage.html.
As of August 1999, radio amateurs
may renew their own license, but only within the allowed 90 day
filing window, using the FCC new Universal Licensing System
(ULS). But it can be confusing.
You access your license record information with a password and
personal security question (PSQ).
Amateur operator licenses may be
renewed any time during a filing window of 90 days before license expiration -- or up to 2 years after your license has expired.
After the 2 year "grace period" is up, your license will be
canceled by the FCC and removed from their database. To regain
you amateur license privileges you will have to retake all of the
needed examinations and you will be assigned a new call sign.
Once a new license has been granted you may be able to get your
old call sign back by filing for it through the Vanity System.
We offer a fast and much easier
method of getting your license renewed or address change updated with the FCC. We accept applications for address changes anytime.
Renewals may only be submitted to us on our web site 90 days in
advance of the expiration date. If an application is filed by the
mail before the 90 window we will hold the application
and will file it for you within the 90 day window when your
expiration date becomes available.
We charge $8.00 for this on-line service --
You may file your application online with us electronically by
clicking on the graphic link "Renew Your
License Today Online" or you may print out
the NCVEC 605 Form and mail it along with your remittance to :
W5YI-VEC, POB 200065, Arlington, Tx 76006-0065.