W5YI-VEC is now W5YI Licensing Services - Check out the new Logo!

W5YI is the only FULL Service VEC.  We don't just process Exam sessions, we also do  Renewals, Address changes, Name changes, Club Call signs, and 1x1 Special event call signs 1x1callsigns.org.


W5YI Licensing Services is attending Hamfests and Conventions.  We will be at Belton TX April 13th, and Dayton Hamvention May 17-19 Bldg 1 Booth 1206 across from DX Engineering. Tracy and I will both be there so stop by and say HI.

We have new Badges and Certificates!   The new badges are thick plastic badges.  You can print a pdf of the badge and laminate one and print a VE certificate by going to w5yi-vec.org/vestatus.php and logging in with your callsign and VE#.  We are still working out the ordering process.  But the current plans are: If you are renewing and have had 4 or more sessions in the last year you will get a new plastic badge for Free.     If you are a new VE you will get a pdf badge via email, once you have participated in 4 session ( in a year) you will get the new badge.  We will be putting up a shopping cart where you can just order a badge.  We will also have Polo Shirts, caps, and coffee mugs with the new logo.



he Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced an upcoming change to the Commission Registration System (CORES) that licensees use to pay any application or regulatory fees, manage or reset a password on an existing FRN, or request a new FRN. Beginning March 29, 2024, multifactor authentication will be implemented. Users will be prompted to request a six-digit secondary verification code, which will be sent to the email address(es) associated with each username. The user will then need to enter the code into CORES before they can continue.

In a public notice, the FCC said this change will make the system more secure. "This additional layer of security will further safeguard against unauthorized access, thereby enhancing the overall integrity of information contained within the CORES system and improving the security of user data," it read.

The FCC recommends that users confirm they have access to their username account email and to add a secondary email address, if need be.

Our New Complete Renewal Service

We are now offering Complete Renewal Service.  This is a concierge service were W5YI will file a application for renewal, pay the FCC application fee ( currently $35) and then print and USPS mail your renewed license along with a copy suitable for framing.  For those using tablets to test please consider putting a link in your first page (tablet.html or similar) something like this just before the </div>  
        <a href="https://w5yi-vec.org/index.php/amateur-radio-license-services/amateur-license-renewals-address-changes/online-renewal">W5YI Renewal Form</a>
Please visit our online renewal application

Contact and other Information:

Please update your contact lists:  Allan WB5QNG This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Tracy Dye This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Phone is now 972-412-5221.   Mailing address is POB 260916 Plano, TX 75026-0916  If you are sending check for payment make checks payable to W5YI or W5YI Licensing Services. Checks made out to w5yi-vec will be returned and your session not processed until proper payment is received.

Please use the W5YI Dropbox for sending sessions and other documents to W5YI VEC.   This is MUCH faster and more secure.    Please make sure you have current forms for VE Applications , Vanity Call signs, Club application, VE Application,  CSCE or Renewals!   If you need current forms please go to the W5YI Discord Server.  Here is a link to join W5YI on Discord     Using old forms will result in delays or returned forms to be updated.

Our new billing system is now fully in place.  Once you submit a session, you will be setup with a customer portal.   This will allow you to see which sessions you have been invoiced for and their payment status.
If you did not receive a portal invite and you have submitted a session in 2024 please contact Tracy. 

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