FCC License Renewals
Amateur applications can be filed manually using paper forms or electronically via the web. Amateurs may electronically renew their FCC-issued licenses online using the FCC ULS . FCC permits online renewals at 90 days or less before a license will expire, and when the license has expired but is still within the two-year grace period for renewal. Licenses that have been expired for more than two years are not eligible for renewal or reinstatement.
Amateurs may renew their licenses within 90 days before the license expiration date, or within the two-year license grace period after expiration, by using FCC Form 605 by mail to: FCC, 1270 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325-7245. Licenses that have been expired for more than two years are not eligible for renewal or reinstatement.
For a complete list of FCC filing instructions and filing fees go to the ARRL page Instructions for License Renewals or Changes.
Club / Military Recreation License Renewals
The FCC has privatized the club call sign assignment program. Any club or military-recreation license must go through a Club Station Call Sign Administrator (CSCSA) of which the ARRL VEC is one. The FCC no longer accepts applications directly from clubs, unless the club is requesting a new Vanity Call Sign or renewing a Vanity Call Sign.
Clubs that hold Vanity Call Signs may electronically renew their FCC issued licenses online via the FCC web using FCC ULS or through a CSCSA. For a complete list of FCC filing instructions go to the ARRL page Instructions for License Renewals or Changes.
ARRL VEC Form 605-C can be used to renew a Club License or to renew a Military Recreation Station License. ARRL cannot process requests for NEW vanity call sign. They must be done directly with FCC. RACES station licenses cannot be renewed. For Club License filing instructions see Club Station License Application Filing Procedures.