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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB015 (2005)

ARLB015 FCC Issues Revised Form 605

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ARRL Bulletin 15  ARLB015
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 11, 2005
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB015 FCC Issues Revised Form 605

A revised FCC Form 605, "Quick-Form Application for Authorization in
the Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Operator, and
General Mobile Radio Services," has gone into effect. The new form
is available on the FCC Web site at,  The new form must be
used for all receipts as of July 18.

The revised form includes a new Question 13 (subsequent questions
have been appropriately renumbered) that will affect amateurs
applying for an administrative update (AU) to reflect a change in
licensee name. Question 13 now asks: "If the licensee name is being
updated, is the update a result from the sale (or transfer of
control) of the license(s) to another party and for which proper
Commission approval has not been received or proper notification not
provided?" Amateur Radio Service applicants should always answer
"no" to Question 13.

Not answering the question could result in dismissal of an

Starting with receipts of Monday, July 18, the FCC's Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau no longer will accept an FCC Form 605
bearing an edition date prior to July 2005. Applicants can avoid
filing outdated editions by submitting applications electronically
via the Universal Licensing System (ULS). This change will not
affect usage of NCVEC Form 605, that VECs and VE teams use.

For additional information or assistance, visit the FCC Help and
Support Web page at,