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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB052 (1996)

ARLB052 ARRL/VEC electronic filing

ARRL Bulletin 52  ARLB052
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  August 9, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLB052 ARRL/VEC electronic filing

Effective immediately, the ARRL/VEC will electronically file with the FCC
Forms 610 for ARRL members. The ARRL/VEC can electronically file FCC Form
610 applications for amateur station license renewals, or for address, name
or call sign changes. This service is free to current ARRL members.

ARRL members must send a correctly completed, signed and dated original Form 

610 to the ARRL/VEC. Members can send the Form 610 by US mail, by courier,
or hand delivery to ARRL/VEC, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111. Applications 

received by the ARRL/VEC must include an original signature. Forms 610
cannot be accepted via fax.

Only applications for renewal made on FCC Form 610 may be electronically
submitted by VECs. For now, VECs cannot process computer-generated Forms
610R (which are mailed by the FCC directly to upcoming expirees). Those must 

go directly to the FCC. Also, VECs cannot presently process FCC Forms 610A,
610B, 610R or 610V. FCC Rules stipulate that renewals be submitted to them
no earlier than 90 days before the license expiration date. Licenses that
have been expired for less than two years may still be reinstated. A Form
610 for renewal must be submitted to a VEC or FCC before the two-year grace
period has ended.

Applications for a systematic call sign change must have Box 4E checked, and 

the applicant must initial the line adjacent to the box.

Applications for an address change must include a current mailing address
that is within the United States or its possessions or territories (ie,
where mail can be delivered by the US Postal Service).

Applications submitted for a name change must include a copy of a legal
document showing the formal name change. The former name must be written on
the line next to Box 4C. Typographical errors can be corrected using Form

ARRL/VEC can answer questions regarding Form 610 application processing for
ARRL members. Call 860-594-0300, weekdays and evenings, from 8 AM to 9 PM
Eastern Time.


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