If applying manually, where do I send the form(s)?
The address depends on the form and its intent. Forms sent to the wrong address may be delayed (or worse).
For a complete list of license filing instructions, please visit our Instructions for License Renewals or Changes web page. ARRL can not process requests for New Vanity call signs.
ARRL members can refer to the ARRL Member Instructions section of that web page.
FCC Gettysburg, PA
The manually filed FCC Form 605 applications and/or FCC Schedule D (part 1, 2 or 3) forms, and FCC 606 Forms that do not require a FCC regulatory fees. Allow 2 to 4 weeks for processing. Only FCC applications may be sent to the FCC Gettysburg address. Send FCC forms to:
FCC 1270 Fairfield Road Gettysburg, PA 17325-7245.
FCC Washington, DC
Only completed FCC Forms 160 must be sent to this address:
FCC, Attention CORES Administrator, Room CY-C140, 445 12th St. SW, Washington, DC 20554.
ARRL Newington, CT
The ARRL VEC will forward data to the FCC from the NCVEC Form 605 for ARRL Members. The NCVEC Form 605 can only be processed by a VEC. Processing time is one to two weeks for ARRL VEC to electronically process the application. The NCVEC Form 605, a quick and easy form, cannot be sent directly to the FCC. For a complete list of member filing instructions go to the ARRL Member Instructions For License Renewals or Changes page. Send the form to:
ARRL VEC 225 Main St. Newington, CT 06111.