March 21, 2017


Licensees may be required to perform standard filing tasks after obtaining a license. These tasks may be performed using the Universal Licensing System (ULS). Standard tasks are located in the tabbed areas above.

Cancelling a License

Cancelling a License

There are two ways of filing an application to change an address; electronically or manually. The rules require certain services to file electronically (See Section 1.913(b) of the Commission’s Rules).

Using the Universal Licensing System

To cancel your license, access the ULS homepage, select Online Filing, and follow the instructions below.
  1. Log in to the “License Manager” page with your FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password. If you do not have an FRN, you must obtain one first by going to the FCC Registration site.
  2. If you have saved applications, the system will open to a page titled “My Applications.” From this page choose the My Licenses link in the side navigation menu at the left side of the screen.
  3. On the “My Licenses” page, select the Cancel Licenses link from the navigation menu at the left side of the screen. Note: For additional help with this process, click on the Common Questions links that appear on most pages of ULS License Manager, or click the Help link at the top right of each page. Alternatively you may select a callsign from the list of your licenses and select Cancel from the “Work on this License” menu at the right side of the screen.
  4. On the Select Licenses page, select the license(s) you want to cancel, and click on the Add button to add them to the Licenses to Cancel box, click Continue when ready. Note that you can filter the licenses shown in the licenses box by selecting a specific radio service in the filter by radio service drop down box.
  5. On the “Cancel Licenses & Select Updates” page, you may indicate whether you wish to update the licensee information or contact information by selecting the box(es) you wish to update. To do so, click the check box beside the information, click Continue when ready.
  6. Answer the question on the “Applicant Questions” page and click Continue when ready.
  7. If you indicated that you wanted to update licensee information you will next be presented with the “Licensee Information” page where you can review and update the licensee information. Make any corrections that are necessary and click Continue when ready.
  8. If you indicated that you wanted to update contact information you will next be presented with the “Contact Information” page where you can review and update the contact information. Make any corrections that are necessary and click Continue when ready.
  9. On the “Summary” page review the information you have entered. If you wish to make additional changes, click the Edit button next to the section of your application you wish to edit. You will be able to return to that page of the application. Make the desire change and select the Return to Summary button. When ready to submit your update to the Commission, choose the Continue to Certify button.
  10. After reading the certification, enter your first and last names and title if appropriate in the boxes at the bottom of the page. You MUST sign the application. When finished choose the Submit Application button.
  11. From the Confirmation page, we recommend you print a copy of your application and/or the Confirmation screen itself from your web browser.

Manually Filing Using Paper Form 601

See Forms & Fees for information on how to download forms, or request forms by phone, fax on demand, or in writing. For information on applicable fees, see the Wireless Filing Guide.

Change an Address

Change an Address

There are two ways of filing an application to change an address; electronically or manually. The rules require certain services to file electronically (See Section 1.913(b) of the Commission’s Rules). Licensees are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of their mailing address and contact information. Revocation of your station license may result when correspondence from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because you failed to provide the correct mailing address. Note: The address and contact information you have entered in CORES registration will not be automatically associated with your licenses. To change the address or other contact information on your license, you must update your information in ULS or submit Form 601 manually.

Using the Universal Licensing System

To change an address associated with a license, access the Universal Licensing System (ULS), select Online Filing, and follow the instructions below.

  1. Log in to the “License Manager” page with your FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password. If you do not have an FRN, you must obtain one first by going to the FCC Registration site
  2. If you have saved applications, the system will open to a page titled “My Applications”. From this page choose the My Licenses link in the side navigation menu at the left side of the screen.
  3. On the “My Licenses” page, select the Update Licenses link from the navigation menu at the left side of the screen. Note: For additional help with this process, click on the Common Questions links that appear on most pages of ULS License Manager, or click the Help link at the top right of each page. Alternatively you may select an individual call sign from the list of your licenses and, once the “license at a glance” page has loaded for that call sign, select update license from the “Work on this License” menu at the right side of the screen.
  4. On the Select Updates page, select the license(s) you want to update, and click on the Add button to add them to the Licenses to Update list, click Continue when ready. Note that you can filter the licenses shown in the licenses box by selecting a specific radio service in the filter by radio service drop down box.
  5. On the “Review Licenses & Select Updates” page, you may indicate whether you wish to update the licensee information or contact information by selecting the box(es) next to the information you wish to update. Click Continue when ready.
  6. Answer the question on the “Applicant Questions” page and click Continue when ready.
  7. If you indicated that you wanted to update licensee information you will next be presented with the “Licensee Information” page where you can review and update the licensee information. Make any corrections that are necessary and click Continue when ready.
  8. If you indicated that you wanted to update contact information you will next be presented with the “Contact Information” page where you can review and update the contact information. Make any corrections that are necessary and click Continue when ready.
  9. On the “Summary” page review the information you have entered. If you wish to make additional changes, click the Edit button next to the section of your application you wish to edit. You will be able to return to that page of the application, make the desired change and select the Return to Summary button. When ready to submit your update to the Commission, choose the Continue to Certify button.
  10. After reading the certification, enter your first and last name and title if appropriate in the boxes at the bottom of the page. You MUST sign the application. When finished choose the Submit Application button.
  11. From the Confirmation page, we recommend you print a copy of your application and/or the Confirmation screen itself from your web browser.

Manually Filing Using Paper Form 601

See Forms & Fees for information on how to download forms, or request forms by phone, fax on demand, or in writing. For information on applicable fees, see the Wireless Filing Guide.

Check Application Status

Check Application Status

Beginning on the next business day following the filing of an application, you may want to check the application’s status to ensure a successful submission. There are two ways to check the status of your application: Using the Universal Licensing System or calling the FCC. Using the Universal Licensing System >To check the status of an application, go to the Universal Licensing System and:

  1. Select Search Applications.
  2. You have the option of doing either a basic application search or advanced application search. For more information on the application search functions see the application search help by clicking on the help button at the top right of the application search screen.

Calling the FCC

Alternatively to ULS, you can call the FCC’s Consumer Center at 1-888-CALL-FCC (225-5322) to check your application status.  

Modify Your System

Modify Your System

There are two ways of filing an application to modify your license; electronically or manually. The rules require certain services to file electronically (See 1.913(b) of the Commission’s Rules). Some modifications require frequency coordination. Interference Protection Criteria and Frequency Coordination requirements for Part 101 licensees and Part 74 Licensees in bands above 944 MHz (except 2025 – 2110 MHz) are contained in Section 101.105 and 101.103(d) of the Commission’s Rules. Coordination requirements for the 2025 – 2110 MHz band are contained in Section 74.638(c) of the Commission’s Rules.

Evidence that Frequency Coordination has been completed is required for... Evidence of Frequency Coordination is not required for...
All major modifications and amendments, including, but not necessarily limited to the following:
  • Changes to Transmit Antenna Location
  • Increases to frequency tolerance
  • Increases in Bandwidth
  • Changes in emission type
  • Increases in EIRP
  • Increases to Antenna height
  • Increases to Antenna Beamwidth
  • Changes to Polarization
  • Changes to Antenna Azimuth
See Section 1.929(a) & (d) for more details and a complete listing of modifications that are classified as major.
  • Minor modifications
Note that although minor modifications do not require evidence of frequency coordination to be filed with the application, some minor modifications may still require that frequency coordination be performed. (See Paragraph 16 of the ULS Memorandum Opinion and Order on Reconsideration) (text)
  • Administrative updates, such as changing your address or contact information
  • Filing receive-only sites in the TV Pickup Radio Service (TP) (See page)
 
Note: The address and contact information you have entered in CORES registration will not be automatically associated with your licenses. To change the address or other contact information on your license, you must update your information in ULS or submit Form 601 manually.

Using the Universal Licensing System

When entering information into the online system, licensees will find that certain fields and questions collected on the FCC Form 601 must be completed or ULS edits will not allow the licensee to continue to the next screen. ULS will display a message if a required field is left blank and licensees will be given the opportunity to go back to the screen and complete the required fields.
To modify your license, access the ULS homepage, select Online Filing, and follow the instructions below.
  1. Log in to the “License Manager” page with your FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password. If you do not have an FRN, you must obtain one first by going to the FCC Registration site.
  2. If you have saved applications, the system will open to a page titled “My Applications.” From this page choose the My Licenses link in the side navigation menu at the left side of the screen.
  3. On the “My Licenses” page, select the Update Licenses link from the navigation menu at the left side of the screen. Note: For additional help with this process, click on the Common Questions links that appear on most pages of ULS License Manager, or click the Help link at the top right of each page. Alternatively you may select an individual call sign from the list of your licenses and, once the “license at a glance” page has loaded for that call sign, select update license from the “Work on this License” menu at the right side of the screen.
  4. On the “Update Licenses & Select Updates” page, you may indicate whether you wish to update the Licensee Information, Contact Information, Alien Ownership/Qualifications/Demographics, Controls Points or Technical Data by selecting the box(es) next to the information you wish to update. Click Continue when ready.
  5. If you indicated that you wanted to update Radio Service, Alien Ownership/Qualifications/Demographics, or Technical Data, you will be required to complete the FCC Form 601. If you indicated that you also wanted to update Licensee Information, Contact Information, or Control Point Information in addition to Radio Service, Alien Ownership, Qualifications & Demographics information, or Technical Data you must provide that information on the Form 601. For additional help completing the 601 you may click on the “?” button. Once you have completed the Form 601 skip to step 11.
  6. If you indicated that you wanted to update only Licensee Information, Contact Information, or Control Point Information you will next be presented with an “Applicant Questions” page. Once you answer the questions on the “Applicant Questions” page and click Continue you will be presented with additional pages where you can review and update licensee information, contact information, or control point information. Make any corrections that are necessary and click Continue when ready.
  7. On the “Summary” page review the information you have entered. If you wish to make additional changes, click the Edit button next to the section of your application you wish to edit. You will be able to return to that page of the application. Make the desire change and select the Return to Summary button. When ready to submit your update to the Commission, choose the Continue to Certify button when ready.
  8. After reading the certification, enter your first and last names and title if appropriate in the boxes at the bottom of the page. You MUST sign the application. When finished choose the Submit Application button.
  9. From the Confirmation page, we recommend you print a copy of your application and/or the Confirmation screen itself from your web browser.
  10. If the application requires a fee, click the Form 159 button. Log in to Form 159 with the FRN and password of the party paying for the application.
  11. Finally, click the Pay Online by Credit Card link or if you do not wish to pay online, click the View Form 159 button to print out a completed Form and mail it with the appropriate payment. The appropriate filing address will be identified on the confirmation page in ULS or can be determined by consulting the Wireless Fee Filing Guide.

Manually Filing Using Paper Form 601

See Forms & Fees for information on how to download forms, or request forms by phone, fax on demand, or in writing. For information on applicable fees, see the Wireless Filing Guide.

Renew a License

Renew a License

There are two ways of filing an application to renew your license; electronically or manually. The rules require certain services to file electronically(See 1.913(b) of the Commission’s Rules). Note that Broadcast Auxiliary Licenses under Subparts D, E, F and H of Part 74 which are associated with a Broadcast Station license are renewed automatically when the Broadcast Station license is renewed. Broadcast Auxiliary licenses that are not associated with a Broadcast Station license (e.g. those issued to network entities, cable network entities, television producers or movie producers) must be renewed using the procedure described below.

Using the Universal Licensing System

You may renew your license through the Universal Licensing System (ULS) at any time within 90 days of the expiration date for the license. When entering information into the online system, licensees will find that certain fields and questions collected on the FCC Form 601 must be completed or ULS edits will not allow the licensee to continue to the next screen. ULS will display a message if a required field is left blank and licensees will be given the opportunity to go back to the screen and complete the required fields. Note: The address and contact information you have entered in CORES registration will not be automatically associated with your licenses. To change the address or other contact information on your license, you must update your information in ULS or submit Form 601 manually. To renew your license, access the ULS homepage select Online Filing, and follow the instructions below.

  1. Log in to the “License Manager” page with your FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password. If you do not have an FRN, you must obtain one first by going to the FCC Registration site.
  2. If you have saved applications, the system will open to a page titled “My Applications.” From this page choose the My Licenses link in the side navigation menu at the left side of the screen.
  3. On the “My Licenses” page, select the Renew Licenses link from the navigation menu at the left side of the screen. Note: For additional help with the renewal process, click on the Common Questions links that appear on most pages of ULS License Manager, or click the Help link at the top right of each page. Alternatively you may select an individual call sign from the list of your licenses and, once the “license at a glance” page for that call sign has loaded, select renew license from the “Work on this License” menu at the right side of the screen. Note that the renew license link will only appear if the license is eligible for renewal(within 90 days of expiration).
  4. On the “Select Licenses” page, select the license(s) you want to renew, and click on the Add button to add them to the Licenses to Renew list, click Continue when ready. Note that you can filter the licenses shown in the licenses box by selecting a specific radio service in the filter by radio service drop down box.
  5. On the “Renew Licenses & Select Updates” page, you may indicate whether you wish to update the Licensee Information, Contact Information, Alien Ownership/Qualifications/Demographics, Controls Points or Technical Data by selecting the box(es) next to the information you wish to update. Click Continue when ready.
  6. If you indicated that you wanted to update Radio Service, Alien Ownership/Qualifications/Demographics, or Technical Data, you will be required to complete the FCC Form 601. If you indicated that you also wanted to update Licensee Information, Contact Information, or Control Point Information in addition to Radio Service, Alien Ownership, Qualifications & Demographics information, or Technical Data you must provide that information on the Form 601. For additional help completing the 601 you may click on the “?” button. Once you have completed the Form 601 skip to step 11.
  7. If you indicated that you wanted to update only Licensee Information, Contact Information, or Control Point Information you will next be presented with an “Applicant Questions” page. Once you answer the questions on the “Applicant Questions” page and click Continue you will be presented with additional pages where you can review and update licensee information, contact information, or control point information. Make any corrections that are necessary and click Continue when ready.
  8. On the “Summary” page review the information you have entered. If you wish to make additional changes, click the Edit button next to the section of your application you wish to edit. You will be able to return to that page of the application. Make the desire change and select the Return to Summary button. When ready to submit your update to the Commission, choose the Continue to Certify button when ready.
  9. After reading the certification, enter your first and last names and title if appropriate in the boxes at the bottom of the page. You MUST sign the application. When finished choose the Submit Application button.
  10. From the Confirmation page, we recommend you print a copy of your application and/or the Confirmation screen itself from your web browser.
  11. If the application requires a fee, click the Form 159 button. Log in to Form 159 with the FRN and password of the party paying for the application.
  12. Finally, click the Pay Online by Credit Card link or if you do not wish to pay online, click the View Form 159 button to print out a completed Form and mail it with the appropriate payment. The appropriate filing address will be identified on the confirmation page in ULS or can be determined by consulting the Wireless Fee Filing Guide.

Manually Filing Using Paper Form 601

See Forms & Fees for information on how to download forms, or request forms by phone, fax on demand, or in writing. For information on applicable fees, see the Wireless Filing Guide.

Replace a License

Replace a License

There are two ways of filing an application to replace a license; electronically or manually. The rules require certain services to file electronically. (See Section 1.913(b) of the Commission’s Rules). When entering information into the online system, licensees will find that certain fields and questions collected on the FCC Form 601 must be completed or ULS edits will not allow the licensee to continue to the next screen. ULS will display a message if a required field is left blank and licensees will be given the opportunity to go back to the screen and complete the required fields. Note: The address and contact information you have entered in CORES registration will not be automatically associated with your licenses. To change the address or other contact information on your license, you must update your information in ULS or submit Form 601 manually. 

Using the Universal Licensing System

To replace your license, access the Universal Licensing System (ULS), select Online Filing, and follow the instructions below.

  1. Log in to the “License Manager” page with your FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password. If you do not have an FRN, you must obtain one first by going to the FCC Registration site.
  2. If you have saved applications, the system will open to a page titled “My Applications.” From this page choose the My Licenses link in the side navigation menu at the left side of the screen.
  3. On the “My Licenses” page, select the Request Duplicates link from the navigation menu at the left side of the screen. Note: For additional help with this process, click on the Common Questions links that appear on most pages of ULS License Manager, or click the Help link at the top right of each page. Alternatively you may select an individual call sign from the list of your licenses and, once the “license at a glance” page for that call sign has loaded, select request duplicate from the “Work on this License” menu at the right side of the screen.
  4. On the “Select Licenses” page, select the license(s) you want a duplicate of, and click on the Add button to add them to the Duplicates Requested list, click Continue when ready. Note that you can filter the licenses shown in the licenses box by selecting a specific radio service in the filter by radio service drop down box.
  5. On the “Review Licenses & Select Updates” page, you may indicate whether you wish to update the licensee information or contact information by selecting the box(es) next to the information you wish to update. Click Continue when ready.
  6. Answer the question on the “Applicant Questions” page and click Continue when ready.
  7. If you indicated that you wanted to update licensee information you will next be presented with the “Licensee Information” page where you can review and update the licensee information. Make any corrections that are necessary and click Continue when ready.
  8. If you indicated that you wanted to update contact information you will next be presented with the “Contact Information” page where you can review and update the contact information. Make any corrections that are necessary and click Continue when ready.
  9. On the “Summary” page review the information you have entered. If you wish to make additional changes, click the Edit button next to the section of your application you wish to edit. You will be able to return to that page of the application, make the desire change and select the Return to Summary button. When ready to submit your update to the Commission, choose the Continue to Certify button when ready.
  10. After reading the certification, enter your first and last name and title if appropriate in the boxes at the bottom of the page. You MUST sign the application. When finished choose the Submit Application button.
  11. From the Confirmation page, we recommend you print a copy of your application and/or the Confirmation screen itself from your web browser.
  12. If the application requires a fee, click the Form 159 button. Log in to Form 159 with the FRN and password of the party paying for the application.
  13. Finally, click the Pay Online by Credit Card link or if you do not wish to pay online, click the View Form 159 button to print out a completed Form and mail it with the appropriate payment. The appropriate filing address will be identified on the confirmation page in ULS or can be determined by consulting the Wireless Filing Guide.

Manually Filing Using Paper Form 601

 

See Forms & Fees for information on how to download forms, or request forms by phone, fax on demand, or in writing. For information on applicable fees, see the Wireless Filing Guide.

Filing Receive-only Sites under an Existing Call Sign in the TV Pickup Radio Service (TP)

Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) TV Pickup Radio Service (TP) licensees that wish to identify their receive-only sites (RO sites) on ULS may do so by filing an application on FCC Form 601(Main Form and Schedule I) to modify an existing authorization in the TP radio service. A separate modification application is necessary for each TP license, and RO site data filed on ULS will not expand a BAS operator’s right to protection or coordination under the Commission’s Rules. See related release (pdf).

  1. Access electronic filing visit Online Filing.

  2. Login with your FRN and password. If you do not have your password or have forgotten it, and have set a Personal Security Question (PSQ), go to web site: https://esupport.fcc.gov/password.htm and select “reset password”. Enter your FRN and answer the PSQ allowing you to reset your password. If you have NOT set the PSQ, go to website http://esupport.fcc.gov/index.htm and submit a reset password form or call (877) 480-3210 for assistance.

  3. Choose the “My Licenses” link on the left side navigation menu of the screen.

  4. “My Licenses” page – choose the call sign to be updated for the TV Pickup Radio Service (TP).

  5. “My Licenses”, “License At A Glance” page – choose “Update” from “Work on this license”.

  6. “Select Updates” page – check “Technical Data” to add receiver information. Click on “Continue” to load the online application Form 601. Once the application form loads, enter required data selecting “Next Page” to advance.

  7. “Location Tab” – select “Add”. “Location Description” – select “Receiver”
    By selecting receiver, additional data fields are opened. You must complete the following:
    • Location Name
    • ASR Number or N/A
    • Latitude/Longitude
    • Street Address
    • City
    • State
    • County
    • Elevation of site AMSL
    • Overall height AGL without appurtenances
    • Overall height AGL with appurtenances
    • Support structure type
    • Environmental assessment question

  8. Once this data is entered, click the “Save” button, select “Next Page”

  9. “Path Tab” – select Path 1, click on “Modify”. The following data must be completed for the Transmit Antenna:
    • Antenna Manufacturer
    • Antenna Model Number
    • Height to center of antenna AGL (prefills with 6.1 meters)*
    • Beamwidth
    • Antenna Gain
    • Polarization
    • Azimuth to RX location or passive repeater. (prefills with 999.0 degrees)*

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    *These values are pre-filled due to the mobile operating area of the transmitter and should not be changed.
    Final Receiver Location - You must select the Receive location at the bottom of the page and complete the following:
    • Receiver Antenna Manufacturer
    • Receiver Model number
    • Height to center of RX antenna AGL
    • Receiver antenna beamwidth
    • Receiver antenna gain.

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    Once all data is entered, select “Save”

  10. For each additional receiver location you must add the location and Add or Modify Path and Frequency data. As data is entered on each page, remember to click the “Save” button.

  11. When you are done entering information on the application, click the “Submit” button.

  12. “ULS Online Filing Application Confirmation” page – allows you to print your application and verify fee amounts. For future status checks of the application, please note your application file number shown on this page. This file number can be used to view the application using the “Application Search” function in ULS. If a fee is due, select the “CONTINUE FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS” button at the bottom of this page.

  13. “CONTINUE FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS” – will allow you to make your payment online or print FCC Form 159.

  14. After your application is submitted and the required fees are paid, the application will be processed.

  15. Should you have any further questions, or need additional information, please submit a request through http://esupport.fcc.gov/index.htm or call the ULS Customer Support Hotline at (877) 480-3201, selecting option 2 after the main menu recording.
Date Last Updated/Reviewed: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017