A license that has expired and gone beyond the two year grace period will be canceled in the FCC system. The licensee will not automatically qualify for a new license. At a minimum, previous license holders must take the current question Technician exam at a VE exam session to return to Amateur Radio.
Traditionally, amateur radio operators were issued two separate authorizations; an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate and a radio station licence. The Amateur Radio Operator Certificate was issued for life and had no fee associated with it, while the radio station licence was issued on a yearly basis and a licence renewal fee was charged. This certificate is the sole authorization required to operate amateur radio apparatus in the amateur radio service.
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This is start of the secondary navigation. To keep your radio and spectrum licences current, you need to renew them every year. Radio and spectrum licence s are due for renewal on the anniversary month, as shown on the Licence Summary screen in the Register of Radio Frequencies RRF.
Jump to navigation. You can renew one or more licenses on the same application. Some renewal applications require a fee.
Thank you. If there is any change such as address, trustee or name of the club, a club application must be submitted by mail or fax for processing. If you are the trustee of a club station license and need to file a modification to the club station license you can download our Club Station Application here: Club Station Application PDF.