ARRL

FCC Forms

FCC Forms and their Use

FCC Forms may only be sent to FCC. 
NCVEC and ARRL forms may only be sent to ARRL.

Purpose

Form

Fee

Send to

Request New Vanity
Call Sign via FCC

FCC 605 main form
plus
Schedule D, Part 2 and 3

None

Gettysburg PA

Modify License via FCC:
Change Address, Obtain Duplicate,
Change Name or Renew License

FCC 605 main form

None

Gettysburg PA

Renew Vanity License via FCC

FCC 605 main form

None

Gettysburg PA

Modify License via ARRL:
Change Address, Obtain Duplicate,
Change Name or Renew License
*

NCVEC 605 Quick Form

ARRL Members -- None

Non-Members --  $15.00

Newington, CT

Renew Vanity License via ARRL*

NCVEC 605 Quick Form

ARRL Members -- None

Non-Members --  $15.00

Newington, CT

New or Modify Club or Military-Rec
License or Renew Military-Rec
License or Club License Via ARRL**

ARRL VEC 605-C (CSCSA form)

None

Newington, CT

Renew Vanity Club License
via FCC
**

FCC 605 main form

None

Gettysburg PA

Renew Vanity Club License
via ARRL
**

ARRL VEC 605-C (CSCSA form)

None

Newington, CT

Systematic (random)
Call Sign Change

FCC 605 main form
plus

Schedule D, Part 1

None

Gettysburg PA

Duplicate License

FCC 605 main form

None

Gettysburg PA

CORES Registration

FCC 160

None

Gettysburg PA

FRN Call Sign Association***

FCC 606

None

Gettysburg PA


*The NCVEC Form 605, different from the FCC Form 605, is much more "user-friendly," but must be sent to a VEC for processing, not to the FCC. As a service to ARRL members, the ARRL will process NCVEC Forms 605 for free. This form must be dated no earlier than March 2001. When going through the ARRL VEC, you will be automatically registered in ULS and CORES if you are not already.

** The FCC has privatized the club call sign assignment program. Any club, military-recreation or RACES station must go through a Club Station Call Sign Administrator (CSCSA). Vanity Call Sign Requests and Vanity Call Sign renewals are the exceptions and may be filed directly with the FCC.
The three CSCSAs are the ARRL VEC, the W4VEC and the W5YI VEC. The FCC says that trustees and custodians of club, military-recreation and RACES should not use their personal Social Security Number for these licenses. Instead, for clubs, separately register the club through a CSCSA.

*** When registering electronically, under ULS and CORES, you will be forwarded automatically to the proper area of the FCC Web page to obtain a FRN and you will be able to link it to your call sign. When registering manually, however, you must complete a FCC Form 160 to obtain a FRN, based on your Taxpayer Identification Number. Once you receive that in the mail from the FCC, you must then complete an FCC Form 606 to associate your FRN and call. An individual or entity is not required to have a call sign, but is required to have an FRN when doing business with the FCC.
 

Form Descriptions

  • NCVEC Form 605 -- used for new license applications and upgrades, license renewals and address, name and systematic call sign changes. This form cannot be submitted to FCC.
  • ARRL VEC Form 605-C -- used for new club or military recreation station licenses, modifications or duplicate requests of a club or military recreation station license or NON-VANITY club renewals or VANITY club renewals with associated FCC Regulatory Fee. This form cannot be submitted to FCC. NCVEC 605 Instructions
  • Form 610-A -- No longer used for reciprocal operating. See International Operating.
  • Form 610-B -- No longer used for applying for a new club station license, or for renewing a club, military recreation or RACES station license.  See ARRL VEC form 605-C above.
  • FCC Form 605 -- used for license renewals and address, name and systematic call sign changes. Used to obtain a new vanity call sign. See the vanity call sign page for more information. Use this form for direct correspondence with the FCC. This is the only 605 Form accepted by FCC.
  • Form 160 -- CORES registration.
  • Form 606 -- Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Registration Form (used to register filers to allow amateur license renewals or changes electronically using the FCC's Universal License System [ULS]).
  • Additional Information For Amateurs Completing Form 605  -- RF Safety Certification

For a complete list of filing instructions and filing fees go to the
ARRL Member Instructions For License Renewals or Changes Page
 

Getting FCC Forms via Fax

They also are available by fax at 1-202-418-0177. Via fax, use the document number from the table below or request the document index.

FCC Form Requests

Form
    Fax Document
Number
 
160     000160  
606     000606  
605     000605  
         

 

Getting FCC Forms via Mail

The FCC Forms Distribution Center will accept orders at 1-800-418-3676.
 

NCVEC Form 605

ARRL Members can submit a NCVEC Form 605 to ARRL VEC free of charge to Modify or Renew their Amateur License:

ARRL VEC
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111