Avoid the frustration and confusing bureaucracy of the FCC website. Get your official license update or renewal right here in 5 minutes or less. According to FCC rules, you may renew your license when it is within 90 days of expiring, but not before. Don't worry, we'll tell you how many days are remaining on your current license. Updates such as address changes and corrections may be processed at any time. Please note than an update doe not extend or change your license expiration date.
Amateur radio licensing in the United States
How to Obtain a License from the Federal Communications Commission
Amateur Radio Service
Although you can search other databases, the one maintained by the FCC is the one that really counts. Click the Amateur link in the Service Specific Search column in the middle of the page. In the Licensee section, enter your last name and zip code in the appropriate boxes. It may take a few seconds for your request to be processed and the search result to appear. Here is the result of a search for Silver and :.
Licenses to operate amateur stations for personal use are granted to individuals of any age once they demonstrate an understanding of both pertinent FCC regulations and knowledge of radio station operation and safety considerations. Applicants as young as five years old have passed examinations and were granted licenses. Operator licenses are divided into different classes, each of which corresponds to an increasing degree of knowledge and corresponding privileges. Over the years, the details of the classes have changed significantly, leading to the current system of three open classes and three grandfathered but closed to new applicants classes.