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Commercial Radio Operator License Program


Ship Radar Endorsement


Only persons whose commercial radio operator license bears this endorsement may repair, maintain, or internally adjust ship radar equipment.


To qualify, you must:

How to Obtain a License

Submit FCC Form 605 along with the appropriate Proof of Passing Certificates (for the requisite written examination elements) to apply. (You do NOT need to submit FCC Form 159 (fee processing form) or any fees.) Many Commercial Operator License Examination Managers (COLEMs) file these documents for applicants who test with them. Ask your COLEM if it provides this service to its customers.


To obtain an FCC Commercial Operator License, applicants must submit, to the Commission, proof of passing written and/or telegraphy Elements as illustrated in the following table.

View License Comparison Chart Written Elements Telegraphy Elements
Type of License 1 3 5 6 7 7R 8 9 1 2
Ship Radar Endorsement Check Mark

Written Examination Elements

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