By: Kent Petty, KL5T
September 12, 2020
The Anchorage Amateur Radio Club Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (Anchorage ARC VEC) was granted Club Station Call Sign Administrator (CSCSA) status today by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). A CSCSA is an amateur radio organization that has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and agrees to provide voluntary, uncompensated, and unreimbursed services for processing applications for club, military recreation, and RACES station licenses. Further, it must agree to submit applications to the FCC in an electronic batch file, to retain the application for at least 15 months, and to make the application information available to the FCC upon request. CSCSAs may collect all necessary information in any manner of its choosing, including creating its own forms.
The Anchorage ARC VEC is just the fourth VEC granted CSCSA status, and only the one granted since three other VECs were named as CSCSAs in January of 2000.
If you’d like to file for a club station license, or need to make a change to an existing club license, click here to visit the Anchorage ARC VEC Club Station License webpage.