Form 1 Instructions

Individual Member Applicants:

Make sure you are using the latest version of the form downloaded from the website. Other websites have discontinued versions of the form, and your application will be returned for submittal on the current form.

A copy of the FCC Amateur Radio license is no longer required. Applications will be validated against FCC records. Your call sign or FRN is required on the application. The information provided on the MARS application much match the FCC record. Check your FCC record before submitting a MARS application and ensure your information is current.

Discrepancies between the FCC record and MARS Application may result in a delay or dismissal of your application.


Your MARS membership expiration date is the end of the calendar year. Existing members in good standing are eligible for renewal through their Region AMARS. A validation of current address, email and telephone number is required.

Change of Address:

If you have moved you must update both your FCC record and MARS record. If you are moving out of your region, your application purpose is "Transfer". A new Army MARS call sign will be assigned to you.

If your move is inside of your region, your application purpose is "Modification".

Be sure to also include your new phone number and email address.

Update eMail or Telephone Number:

You should update your record at HQ Army MARS after any change to your telephone number or email address. Submit Form 1 with as a "Modification"

ID Card Applicants:

ID cards are no longer issued.