If you are in need of assistance with getting a new license, renewing your license or obtaining a vanity call sign, please feel free to email us at ai7ho@ai7ho.org. We have club members who have helped many with these items and who would be happy to help you too!


By far the easiest method is doing it all online through the FCC’s Universal Licensing System!

Amateur Radio FCC License Renewals and FCC License Expiration Notices

Amateurs may renew their FCC-issued licenses online via the FCC web using FCC ULS. FCC permits online renewals at 90 days or less before a license will expire, and when the license has expired but is still within the grace period for renewal. Licenses that have been expired for more than 2 years are not eligible for renewal or reinstatement. Step 1. Verify that your callsign has an FRN associated to itself. Use the LICENSES Search button on the FCC ULS web page then proceed to Step 2. Step2. Use the CORES/CALLSIGN registration button on the FCC ULS web page to obtain an FRN and Password then associate it with your callsign. If you already have an FRN and Password, make sure it is associated to your callsign. Proceed to Step 3. Step 3. Use the ONLINE FILING file button on the FCC ULS web page to apply for a new vanity license, renew, modify, transfer control and more. Amateurs may continue to renew their licenses within 90 days before the license expiration date, or within the two-year license grace period after expiration, using FCC Form 605 by mail to: FCC, 1270 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325-7245. Previous Licensees, after the 2-year grace period has expired, may get their license class reinstated by taking a copy of their expired license to an exam session and taking and passing the Technician Exam. All required forms may be found at the FCC Form 605 web page.