Category - Amateur
If your license expires, you may apply for renewal of the license for another term during a two-year filing grace period. The application document must be received by the fcc on or before the end of the grace period. Universal licensing system - help this article provides information on renewing a license in the universal licensing system (uls). Some renewal applications are processed within the next business day. Amateur radio, sometimes known as ham radio, is both a hobby and a service that uses various types of radio equipment, allowing communication with other radio amateurs for the purpose of self-training, recreation and public service. Fcc authorized amateur radio license updates and renewals (for usa licenses only) quickly update or renew your license online now for just 8. Avoid the frustration and confusing bureaucracy of the fcc website. Below are some useful links and information for accessing the amateur radio licence information on the ofcom website. How to validate your amateur radio licence it is a condition of your amateur radio licence that you validate your licence with ofcom at least once every 5 years. Ofcom went through a phase of revoking unvalidated licences back in 2015 according to ofcom, a staggering 47 of licences hadnt been validated at the end of 2013. If you have a vanity license renewal, remember to have your credit card accessible to pay the fcc regulatory fee. Amateurs may also 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. You can use the ncvec 605 form and mail your renewal to the arrl. You can check to see if you have one with the callsign look above. If your license listing does not show an frn then you must obtain one first by filing an fcc form 160. I just received an official-looking envelope in the mail, notifying me that my amateur radio license is about to expire. Inside, an official-looking form offered the opportunity to renew it just fill in a few pieces of information, indicate how i planned to pay the 7 license renewal fee, and send it back in the enclosed postpaid envelope. License renewals renew your license when it is within 90 days of expiring, or make a reinstatement if it has expired within the last 2 years. Changes of address andor corrections can also be made at the same time. Non-us residents we now accept renewals of usa licenses that are held by non-usa residents.