The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. These services present an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical investigations. You can read more about amateur radio services including information about the Sequential Call Sign System, vanity call signs, communications, and more.

 

Operation of an amateur station requires an amateur operator license grant from the FCC. Before receiving a license grant, you must pass an examination administered by a team of volunteer examiners (VEs) to determine your operator class.

 

 

Amateur licensees can submit applications using the Universal Licensing System (ULS) or paper applications using Form 605 and Form 159. Common filing tasks include:

 

 

More releases...

 

9/16/2016
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 16-1048)
Amateur Service Operation in CEPT Countries

 

 

2/7/2011
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 11-221)
Amateur service operation in CEPT countries

 

 

5/7/2010
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (FCC 10-76)
Amendment of Parts 2 and 97 of the Commission's Rules to Facilitate Use by the Amateur Radio Service of the Allocation at 5 MHz. Proposed to Amend Parts 2 and 97 of Its Rules Relating to the Amateur Radio Service

 

 

10/27/2009
LETTER (DA 09-2302)
Kentucky Department of Military Affairs
Granted the Waiver Request.

 

 

9/10/2009
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 09-2031)
Amateur Service Operation in CEPT Countries

 

 

2/8/2007
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 07-610)
WTB Implements Restriction of One Request Per Vanity Call Sign

 

 

12/11/2006
HEARING DESIGNATION ORDER (DA 06-2487)
Re: Joseph W. Hartmann, Jr., Application for New License in the Amateur Radio Service
By this Hearing Designation Order, we commence a hearing proceeding before a Commission Adminstrative Law Judge (ALJ) to determine whether the application filed by Joseph Hartmann, Jr. for a new Amateur Radio Service license should be granted.

 

 

12/19/2005
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 05-3224)
WTB Reminds Wireless Licensees in Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma of Procedures for Seeking Further Extensions of Regulatory Deadlines

 

 

10/8/2002
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (DA 02-2475)
Modification and Clarification of Policies and Procedures Governing Siting and Maintenance of Amateur Radio Antennas and Support Structures; Amendment of Section 97.15
Dismissed the Petition for Reconsideration filed by W. Lee McVey

 

 

11/13/2002
REPORT AND ORDER (FCC 02-298)
Revisions to Broadcast Auxiliary Rules in Part 74 and Conforming Technical Rules for Broadcast Auxiliary Service, Cable Television Relay Service and Fixed Services in Parts 74, 78, and 101 of the Commission's Rules

 

 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016