Licensing, Operating, & Education

 

Licensing

Apply for an FRN   NOTE: If you hold a FCC license in any service you already have an FRN.
ARRL-VEC
ARRLClub 605C-2017_INTERACTIVE – CLUB CALL APPLICATION & RENEWAL FORM You must submit this form to Club Call Sign Administrator. (Like the ARRL-VEC.)
FCC Amateur Radio website
FCC License Renewal Information
How to Get a Copy of Your License
How to Get a Vanity Call Sign
How to Cancel a Deceased Licensee’s License
FCC ULS Database 
FCC ULS License Search
Examination Element Credit Effective beginning in 2014, SOME former licensees get credit for past test elements that they passed. Click in the link.
QRZ Call Sign Database
Sunnyvale VEC ARC
W5YI-VEC
NCVEC Form 605 This Form Can ONLY Be Submitted at a VE Session.

NOTE: If you choose to submit  paper application to the FCC to renew, you MUST submit their forms. PLEASE be sure that it is mailed in time to be received by the FCC in time to be processed. (Postmarks DO NOT COUNT!)  If your license is about to expire, remember, YOU MUST NOT transmit with an expired license!
FCC Form 605 Paper Application, if submitting by mail. See the Supplemental Application below. (You need to submit both forms if submitting by mail.)
FCC FORM 605d Supplemental Application for Amateurs Filing on Paper, if submitting by mail.

 

Exams

MARS’ Exams Page
ARRL Exam Locator
What to Bring to an Exam Session
AA9PW Practice Tests
QRZ.com Practice Tests
EHam.com Practice Tests
HamStudy.org – Practice exam system sponsored by Icom.
ARRL Exam Review

 

 Operating

AC6V Morse Code Operating Aids
ARRL Contest Calendar
FCC Part 97 Rules & Regulations
Sunspots and the Solar Cycle
NG3K Announced DX Operations Schedule
N0NBH Propagation Tools
Broadband-Hamnet™ HSMM-MESH™ Mesh Networking
Lightning Strike Map (LIVE) blitzortung.org
WA7BNM Contest Calendar
(NARCC) Northern Amateur Relay Council of California Repeater Coordinating Council [Northern CA Repeater Listings]

 

Education

MARS’ Education Page
ARRL Class Locator
ARRL Question Pools Page
2MeterCriticalMass.com On-the-Air Training [San Francisco]
PIC Elmer 160 Course 
W5KUB Amateur Radio Roundtable Webcast
RSGB (UK Amateur Radio) Video
AA9PW Practice Tests
QRZ.com Practice Tests
EHam.com Practice Tests
HamStudy.org – Practice exam system sponsored by Icom.
ARRL Exam Review
Glossary of Radio Terms (Jargon)

 

Instructors

ARRL Resources for License Instruction
MARS Instructors Google Drive

 

Publications

ARRL SHOP
ARRL Ham Radio License Manual Support Page
CQ Magazine
RSGB Radio Books
W5YI Publications - Gordon West Manuals