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FCC Forms


                                       FCC Forms and Their Use

Purpose:

Form:

Plus:

Fee

Send to:

Pay Vanity Fee, Request Vanity Call

FCC 159

605-main form and Schedule D

Current FCC Regulatory Fee

St. Louis, MO

Modify License: Change Address, Obtain Duplicate, Change Name or Renew NON-Vanity License

FCC 605

 

None

Gettysburg PA

Renew Vanity License, Pay Vanity Renewal Fee

FCC 605

FCC 159

Current FCC Regulatory Fee

St. Louis, MO

Modify License: Change Address, Obtain Duplicate, Change Name or Renew NON-Vanity License*

NCVEC 605

 

None--ARRL Members

$15--Non-Members

Newington, CT

Pay Vanity Renewal Fees, Renew Vanity License*
(this includes mandatory FCC Regulatory Fee)

NCVEC 605

 

Current FCC Regulatory Fee PLUS $5.00 ARRL Members / $15.00 Non-Members Processing Fee

Newington, CT

New or Modify Club or Military-Rec License or Renew Military-Rec License or NON-Vanity Club License**

ARRL VEC 605-C (or any CSCSA form)

 

None

Newington, CT

 

Pay Vanity Renewal Fee, Renew Vanity Club License**

FCC 605

FCC 159

Current FCC Regulatory Fee

St. Louis, MO

Pay Vanity Renewal Fee, Renew Vanity Club License**

ARRL VEC 605-C (or any CSCSA form)

 

Current FCC Regulatory Fee PLUS $5.00 ARRL Processing Fee

Newington, CT

Systematic (random) Call Change

FCC 605

Schedule D, Part 1

None

Gettysburg PA

New Vanity application,
Pay Vanity Fee

FCC 605

Schedule D, Part 2 and 3
FCC 159 (see above)

Current FCC Regulatory Fee

St. Louis, MO

Duplicate License

FCC 605

 

None

Gettysburg PA

CORES Registration

FCC 160

 

None

Newington, CT

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 the HQ of a VEC for processing, not to the FCC. As a service to ARRL members, the ARRL will process NCVEC Forms 605. 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 CSCSA's 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. There is a charge for this service. 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 159 -- to be submitted with a vanity call sign fee remittance
  • 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 Certfication

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 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
 
159     000159  
160     000160  
606     000606  
605     000605  

Getting FCC Forms via Mail

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

The ARRL/VEC also makes available most FCC forms for the amateur service. You can obtain these forms by writing to:

ARRL
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111

An SASE is appreciated. Please be sure to indicate which form(s) you want.

NCVEC Form 605

 

ARRL Members can submit an NCVEC Form 605 to ARRL/VEC to Modify their Amateur License or to Renew their Amateur License (with filing fee where required):

ARRL/VEC
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111