Additional Regulatory Information
This page details miscellaneous FCC regulatory information not found on other ARRL regulatory pages.
ITU emissions designators can be found in this section. Though amateurs normally use the three digit letter-number-letter format, the designators can be more complex to further define the emission. Amateurs often like to obtain Amateur Radio license plates ("ham tags") to show the world that they are amateurs. This is also a means of making amateurs easily identifiable to public safety and other government officials who may need assistance from amateurs. Basic information on "Ham Tags" is included, state-by-state. Amateurs also find it necessary to know which amateur rules have changed and the administrative history leading to FCC actions affecting Amateur Radio. This is a quick reference as to which rules have changed and when. A section is also included on the proper method of responding to FCC matters. Many amateurs can access FCC proceedings and file Comments and Reply Comments through the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).
- Amateur Radio license plate requirements by state
- Amateur Radio Service licensing statistics
- FCC Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS)
- Federal Preemption -- Amateur Use of Transceivers Capable of Reception Beyond Amateur Allocations (Memorandum and Order 91-36)
- How to File Comments with the FCC
- Recent FCC actions affecting Amateur Radio