FCC Callsign Renewal If your ham license is coming up for renewal, you may want to start now! After 3 days of frustration, I finally got mine renewed. Basically, you have 2 accounts with the FCC. Who knew! These 2 accounts do not know the other one exists. And neither did I. There lies the problem. These 2 accounts, FCC CORES and FRN account, have to be linked together. I find these instructions from ARRL AFTER I figured it out. But, I still had some issues. Instructions: 1. If you haven’t already created a CORES account, you must register a username (your email) and a password. Visit the FCC CORES website to set up the account. 2. When logged into the new account, choose the first option, “Associate Username to FRN.” 3. Enter your FRN & Comment – Comment Example: “Associating FRN.” If you do not know your FRN, you can find it by searching your call sign on the FCC License Search page. 4. Click “Continue” 5. If you know your password to your FRN, enter it now. This password will more than likely be different from the one you have with your username account. If you do not know you FRN password, choose the “Forgot FRN Password” option underneath the “Submit” button. 6. Once you have completed these steps and your FRN has been associated to your username, you should be brought back to the main menu. Log out. 7.File your renewal application using the FCC ULS License Manager System and pay the $35 application fee.