The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are
interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. These
services present an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical investigations.
You can read more about amateur radio services
including information about the
Sequential Call Sign System
vanity call signs
, and more.
Operation of an amateur station requires an amateur operator license grant from the FCC.
Before receiving a license grant, you must pass an examination
administered by a team
of volunteer examiners
(VEs) to determine your operator class
Amateur licensees can submit applications using the Universal Licensing System
(ULS) or paper applications using
and Form 159
Common filing tasks include:
HEARING DESIGNATION ORDER (DA 06-2487)
Re: Joseph W. Hartmann, Jr., Application for New License in the Amateur Radio Service
By this Hearing Designation Order, we commence a hearing proceeding before a Commission Adminstrative Law Judge (ALJ) to determine whether the application filed by Joseph Hartmann, Jr. for a new Amateur Radio Service license should be granted.