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FCC Fees Proposal

ARRL Urges Members to Join in Strongly Opposing FCC’s Application Fees Proposal

See ARRL's Guide to Filing Comments | PDF version or web version

ARRL will file comments with the FCC opposing their proposal to adopt a $50 fee for each Amateur Radio License application. The fee would apply to applications for new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests.

ARRL members are urged to file individual comments

The deadline to make your voice heard is November 16, 2020. The reply comment deadline — that is, the deadline for comments on comments already filed — is November 30, 2020.

Please use ARRL's Guide to Filing Comments with the FCC (PDF version or web version) to help you prepare and submit your written comments to the FCC. The links below include additional news and background about this proceeding. 


ARRL Urges Members to Join in Strongly Opposing FCC’s Application Fees Proposal
ARRL News | 10/28/2020

Schedule of Application Fees - a Proposed Rule by the FCC on 10/15/2020
Federal Register | Published October 15, 2020; Comments Close November 16, 2020

FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees
ARRL News | 8/28/2020; updated 9/1/2020

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in MD Docket No. 20-270 (PDF)
In the Matter of Amendment of the Schedule of Application Fees Set Forth in Sections 1.1102 through 1.1109 of the Commission’s Rules
FCC | Adopted August 12, 2020; Released August 26, 2020