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Obtaining a Club Station License

A club station license allows members of an amateur radio club to have a station operating under a club call sign. The license is granted only to the trustee of the club. It conveys no operating privileges.

To be granted a club station license, a club must have:

  • A name
  • A document of organization
  • Management
  • A primary purpose devoted to amateur service activities consistent with the FCC Rules
  • At least four persons
  • A license trustee designated by an officer of the club
  • Trustee must hold an amateur service operator license grant. (See Section 97.5(b)(2) of the FCC Rules)

A club may apply for a club station license grant by filing with a Club Station Call Sign Administrator (CSCSA), an amateur radio organization that has agreed to provide voluntary, uncompensated and unreimbursed services for processing applications. If you are an amateur radio operator and would like to obtain a club station license, contact one of the CSCSAs below:

225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111
Contact: VEC Department
P: 860-594-0300

Anchorage ARC VEC
P. O. Box 190192
Anchorage, AK 99519
Contact: Kent Petty
P: 907-632-3963
E: vec@kl7aa.org


P. O. Box 41
Lexington, NC 27293-0041
Contact: Billy Stewart
P: 704-279-8567


P.O. Box 260196
Plano TX, 75026-0916
Contact: Allan Batteiger
P: 972-412-5221
E: vec@w5yi-vec.org

Obtaining a Club Station Vanity Call Sign

After the club station license has been granted, your club station license trustee may file an application for the vanity call sign under the request-by-list provision for the class of operator license the trustee holds. A club station also may file an application for the vanity call sign under the in memoriam provision to request the call sign that was held by a deceased member of the club. A club requesting a vanity call sign after Feb. 14, 2011 may hold only one vanity call sign grant. A club that has been assigned more than one vanity call sign must surrender all of the vanity call signs it has been assigned before it can obtain another vanity call sign.

Friday, January 22, 2021