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    07/20/2012 | Vanity Call Sign Fee to Go Up 80 Cents

    On July 20, the FCC announced that the cost of an Amateur Radio vanity call sign will increase 80 cents, from $14.20 to $15. The fee will increase 30 days after notice of the increase is published in the Federal Register; no date has yet been set for publ
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    05/07/2012 | FCC Seeks Higher Vanity Call Sign Fee

    The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on May 4, seeking to raise the fee for Amateur Radio vanity call signs. Currently, a vanity call sign costs $14.20 and is good for 10 years; the new fee, if the FCC plan goes through, will go up to $
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    01/11/2012 | FCC Denies ARRL Petition on Vanity, Club Call Signs

    On January 11, the FCC issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order, denying an ARRL Petition for Reconsideration concerning vanity and club call signs. Filed with the Commission in January 2011, the ARRL’s Petition was in response to the FCC’s Report and Order
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    05/03/2011 | FCC Seeks to Raise the Fee for Vanity Call Signs

    The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (NPRM) on May 3, seeking to raise the fee for Amateur Radio vanity call signs. Currently, a vanity call sign costs $13.30 and is good for 10 years; the new fee, if the FCC plan goes through, will
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    12/15/2010 | New Rules Governing Vanity, Club Station Call Signs to Take Effect February 14, 2011

    On Wednesday, December 15, new rules affecting vanity and club station call signs within the Amateur Radio Service were published in the Federal Register. These new rules will go into effect on February 14, 2011. Thirteen months ago, the FCC announced its
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    11/10/2010 | FCC Issues Report and Order on Vanity and Club Station Call Signs

    In November 2009, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) -- WT Docket No. 09-209 -- seeking to amend the Commission's Amateur Radio Service rules to clarify and codify existing procedures governing the vanity call sign system. The NPRM als
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    10/06/2010 | Two New Operations Approved for DXCC Credit

    ARRL DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, reports that two operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- all operations for club station 9Q50AR and the 2010 9Q50ON operation -- have been approved for DXCC credit. “If you had cards that were recently rejecte
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    06/14/2010 | A Ham Radio Homecoming

    Beginning with the 2010 ARRL November Sweepstakes, the prohibition against alumni operating at a school club station has been repealed. According to Ward Silver, N0AX, the goal of the rule change is to get more school clubs active for Sweepstakes and on H
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