It used to be that if your club was an ARRL affiliated club, they would periodically send you a list with the names and addresses of recently-licensed hams in your area. They no longer offer this service, but don’t despair, you can do this yourself by going to the FCC website. Here’s how to do this:
- Go to the ULS advanced search page.
- Select from the following drop-down menus or fill in the following text boxes:
Service Group: Amateur
State or Zip Code: Choose the appropriate state or type in the zip code
Date Type: Grant Date
Date: Select a time period from the drop-down menu or type in the “from” and “to” dates.
- Click the “Search” button.
|Call Sign/Lease ID||Name||FRN||Radio Service||Status||Expiration Date|
|1||KD8ROJ||Elliott, Harvey M||0021439682||HA||Active||01/24/2022|
|2||KD8ROP||Pawlowski, David J||0021439757||HA||Active||01/24/2022|
|3||KD8RTO||Yanikoglu, Sami I||0021516760||HA||Active||02/21/2022|
Now, the cool thing is that you can have the FCC website compose a pipe-delimited file for you that has all of the licensee data, including addresses. This allows you to import the data into a spreadsheet or database. (A pipe-delimited file is like a comma-delimited, or .csv, file except that it uses the “|” instead of the comma.) To to that, all you have to do is click on the “Query Download” link at the top of the Search Results page.
Now, you don’t have any excuses for not knowing about new hams in your area.