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- Main Tab
The combination of letters and numbers that identify an
The name of the wireless service under which the Universal Licensing System (ULS) has issued the license. The name of the service is preceded by a unique, 2-letter code assigned to the service in ULS. Click here for a complete listing of Radio Services and their two letter codes.
The current status of the license, designated by the following
NOTE: When searching in ULS License Search, all statuses
are selected by default. To narrow your search, deselect
undesired status codes.
- Auth (Authorization) Type
DevelopmentalAuthorizations that the FCC granted
for developmental authority to construct and operate transmitters
for the purpose of developing a new radio service or a
new technology not regularly authorized under specific
- STAAuthorizations that the FCC granted
for temporary use (i.e., circumstances requiring immediate
or emergency use of facilities, temporary authority to
install and/or operate new or modified equipment, etc.).
- DemonstrationLicenses used by licensees
involved in the sale and/or marketing of radio equipment.
Demonstration licenses may be used for purposes of demonstrating
equipment to potential customers at trade shows or at
other exhibitions, performing on site coverage studies
for potential customers, or other uses as provided for
under specific FCC rules.
- RegularRegular authorizations, not applicable
for Developmental, STA, or Demonstration.
The date on which the license term (usually 10 years) begins.
This date also sets the timetable for any applicable construction
or coverage deadlines.
The date on which a license becomes effective. In most cases
this is the same as the Grant Date. For modifications, the
original Grant Date of the license will remain the same,
but the Effective Date will be the day the Modification
The date after which a license ceases to be valid. For example,
a license with a 12/1/2004 expiration is no longer valid
at 12:00am on 12/2/2004. In most cases wireless licenses
have a 10-year license term, and the expiration date is
the 10-year anniversary date of the original license grant
The date a call sign became inactive. The licensee may file
an application to request cancellation. Licenses can become
inactive when the license expires and is auto-deleted via
ULSs auto-expiration program. The FCC can also chose
to terminate the license in the case where a licensee fails
to meet its debt obligations to the U.S. government with
respect to an auctioned license or for non-construction
or discontinuance of operations.
The FCC Registration Number (FRN) is a unique 10-digit number
that is assigned by the Commission Registration System (CORES)
to an entity doing business with the FCC. The FCC will use
the FRN to determine if all of an entity's fees have been
paid for application filings requiring a fee.
To determine if an FRN is associated with an existing call
sign, search by call sign in ULS License Search. The FRN
will appear on the Search Results page. If there is no FRN
associated with the call sign, select Register CORES/Call
Sign on the ULS homepage. Search by FRN in ULS License Search
to find all call signs registered to that FRN.
The entity type of the licensee is displayed. The entity
types are listed below:
- Governmental Entity
- Joint Venture
- Limited Liability Company
- General Partnership
- Unincorporated Association
- Limited Liability Partnership
- Limited Partnership
Licensee Name and Address
The name of the individual or business entity holding the
license, its address, and other contact information such
as phone, fax, and e-mail.
The following data is displayed
only on the Main tab for the Amateur radio services group
The FCC has issued six classes of licenses, determined by
the degree of skill and knowledge in operating a station
that the licensee demonstrates during an examination to
volunteer examiners (VEs) in his or her community.
The six classes are as follows:
- Technician Plus (Tech Plus)
- Amateur Extra
The Amateur Radio Service provides a complete explanation
Previous Operator Class
The last Operator Class previously held on this license.
Previous Call Sign
The last Call Sign previously held by this licensee.
The range of Amateur call signs, indicated by letters A-D,
used in a call assignment. The prestige level of the licensees
operator class determines the group:
The Vanity eligibility codes, per the application filing,
are as follows:
A) FORMER PRIMARY STATION HOLDER
B) CLOSE RELATIVE OF FORMER HOLDER
C) FORMER CLUB STATION HOLDER
D) CLUB STATION WITH CONSENT OF CLOSE RELATIVE OF FORMER
F) CLUB STATION PREFERENCE LIST
Trustee/Custodian (for Non-Individuals Only)
If the license is not for an individual, the Name and Call
Sign of the trustee for the Amateur Club, or the Name and
Call Sign of the Custodian, if there is one, for the Military
Rec or Races will be displayed.
Amateur - Admin Tab
|The top of the Administration page
identifies the Call Sign and Radio Service of the current License.
The following detailed information is provided:
This section details the date, file number and type, and
status of any applications relating to the license on file
in the system. Click on the file number of an application
to open a new window with the Application Search detail
page for the application. Up to three applications associated
with the call sign are displayed on the Admin tab. If there
are more than three, click the link provided to access the
All Applications page.
This section lists the letters generated by ULS that the
FCC has sent to the licensee and/or its contact. You are
able to view a summary of the information associated with
each letter. A sequential reference number assigned by ULS
identifies each letter, the call sign, the letter type (e.g.,
Renewal Reminder), and the date the letter was generated.
Click the number/title of a letter to open a new browser
window and display the complete text of the letter. If there
are more than three letters associated with the license,
click the link provided to access the All Automated Letters
Up to three comments made by the FCC will be displayed.
If there are more than three, click the link provided to
access the All Comments page.
This section lists each significant event that occurred
for the license, as well as the date on which the event
occurred. The date and description of up to three history
items will be displayed. If there are more than three, click
the link provided to access the All History page.
License Special Conditions
This section displays special rules or restrictions that
apply to a particular license. The text of up to three special
conditions will appear. If there are more than three, click
the link provided to access the All Special Conditions page.
Note: Refer to the Locations and/or Frequencies tabs to
see special conditions at those levels.
- Click New Search to return to the ULS License
Search page from which you began your search.
- Click Refine Search to return to the ULS License
Search page from which you began your search. All of the
criteria you initially entered will be pre-filled on the
search page. Update this information as necessary to refine
- Click Return to Results to return to the ULS Search
Results page from any License Search detail page.
- Click Printable Page to display the current License
Detail page without the FCC header and footer and in a format
that is suitable for printing.
- Click Reference Copy to display a copy of the license
that is suitable for printing. The reference copy is not
an official FCC license.
- Click Help to access License Search Help.