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    08/03/2012 | Vanity Call Sign Fee to Increase September 4

    On August 3, the FCC announced via a Final Rule in the Federal Register that the cost of an Amateur Radio vanity call sign will increase 80 cents, from to $14.20 to $15. The new fees take effect 30 days after publication, making September 4, 2012, the fir
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    05/30/2012 | House Armed Services Committee "Urges" MARS Coordination

    On May 18, the US House of Representatives approved HR 4310, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. This bill authorizes appropriations for military activities and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year 2013. When th
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    07/20/2010 | FCC: Vanity Call Sign Fees to Decrease August 17

    On July 19, the FCC announced via the Federal Register that the cost of an Amateur Radio vanity call sign will decrease 10 cents, from to $13.40 to $13.30. The new fees take effect 30 days after publication, making August 17, 2010, the first day the new f
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    05/03/2010 | Many Radio Clubs Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status in 2010

    Changes made three years ago to the federal tax laws could cause many radio clubs to lose their tax-exempt status this year. Clubs that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code must file the required IRS annual returns or reports b
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  • 08/11/2009 | FCC: Vanity Call Sign Fees to Increase September 10

    On August 11, the FCC announced that the cost of an Amateur Radio vanity call sign will increase $1.10, from $12.30 to $13.40. Now that notice of the increase has been published in the Learn More

  • 05/18/2009 | FCC Looks to Raise Vanity Call Sign Fees for Second Consecutive Year

    The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (NPRM) on May 14 seeking to raise fees for Amateur Radio vanity call signs. Currently, a vanity call sign costs $12.30 and is good for 10 years; the new fee, if the FCC plan goes thr
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  • 08/26/2008 | FCC Vanity Call Sign Fees to Increase September 25

    On August 11, the FCC announced that the cost of an Amateur Radio vanity call sign will increase 60 cents, from $11.70 to $12.30. Now that notice of the increase has been published in the Federal Register, the increase will take effect in 30 days
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  • 05/08/2008 | FCC Looks to Raise Vanity Call Sign Fees

    The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (NPRM) on May 8 seeking to raise fees for Amateur Radio vanity call signs. Currently, a vanity call sign costs $11.70 and is good for 10 years; the new fee, if the FCC plan goes
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