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How to make sure your information is accurate
in the QRZ Ham Radio Database

USA Amateurs

Portions of QRZ's USA callsign information are provided by the FCC.

The items provided by the FCC include:

  • your callsign
  • your name
  • street address, city, state, and zip code
  • license class and license dates

To make corrections to FCC supplied data, or to renew your license, you have two choices: You can download the official FCC forms, print them out and submit them by mail, or, you can use an approved VEC (for a $6 fee). Most hams will tell you that its far faster and easier to use a VEC.

To use the QRZ/W5YI-VEC Online Update Service, go to:

To use the FCC mail-in forms, go to:

To view your actual FCC record online, please see:

QRZ will correct any item which does not agree with the FCC's online information within 1 week. If the FCC's online information is incorrect then you must file an update request as outlined above. If your license has recently changed, allow a few days for the FCC information to reach QRZ. QRZ updates are processed every night, but new FCC information is only available Tuesday through Saturday.


    QRZ respects the privacy of all internet users. If you would prefer that your street address details not be shown, please contact us at the Support Center.   Simply state your full name and callsign, and that you wish to have your street address information withheld from public display on our website. Please note that we will not remove your NAME or license info from our listings.

    Note that information de-listing by QRZ will not change the FCC's records in any way. Your information will still be available to anyone who wants it at the FCC's official website. Your information will also very likely continue to be available on other non-QRZ amateur radio websites and callsign servers.

Information that you may update with QRZ:

USA Hams may edit and/or delete: the previous callsign, grid square, county, lat/lon coordinates, birthday, QSL manager, email address and home page. All that is required is that you go to our online update page and provide us with your callsign and a real email address to which an update key may be sent. This key is yours to keep and can then be used as often as desired to update your callsign listing. The email address that you give to receive the key can be different than the one shown with your callsign (if any).

The ARRL has an excellent FCC information page which can answer most questions about Licenses, updates, etc..

Silent Keys:
One of the unfortunate things about the FCC is that they are typically NOT notified when an amateur passes away. There is no automatic mechanism in the US government that links taxpayer deaths to the FCC database.

If you wish to contact the FCC regarding a silent key, the FCC will accept a copy of a death certificate or an ordinary newspaper obituary clipping as satisfactory evidence.

DX and Other Countries:
Due to the general difficulties in obtaining machine readable callsign information from DX countries around the world, we do accept database updates from NON-USA amateurs. To update the database for a NON-USA callsign, you can go directly to our online web update page.

To Have Your Picture or QSL Card Placed Online
You can add your favorite GIF or JPEG image of of yourself or your QSL card to the database. See our special web page on how to send us your picture.


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