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    10/24/2012 | FCC Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Amateur Licensing Rules, Emission Types

    Earlier this month, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) -- FCC Docket No. 12-121 -- proposing to amend the Part 97 rules governing the Amateur Radio Service. On October 24, a summary of the NPRM was published in the Federal Register an
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    08/08/2012 | FCC Denies California Ham’s Petition Regarding Vanity Call Sign

    Two years after Marvin Gin, W6VM, passed away on January 13, 2010, his call sign became available in the FCC’s vanity call sign system and eligible for reassignment to those radio amateurs who hold an Amateur Extra class license. According to the FCC, Mar
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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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    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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    08/10/2011 | Vanity Call Sign Fee to Go Up in September

    On August 10, the FCC announced via a Final Rule in the Federal Register that the cost of an Amateur Radio vanity call sign will increase 90 cents, from to $13.30 to $14.20. The new fees take effect 30 days after publication, making September 9, 2011, the
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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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