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    05/29/2013 | FCC Seeks Small Vanity Call Sign Fee Increase

    The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on May 23, seeking to raise the fee for Amateur Radio vanity call signs by 20 cents. Currently, a vanity call sign costs $15 and is good for 10 years; the new fee, if approved, will go up to $15.20 f
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    01/15/2013 | 2012 Marks All-Time High for Amateur Radio Licenses

    As 2012 came to a close, ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, had a good reason to cheer: The number of radio amateurs in the US reached an all-time high of almost 710,000.
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    08/06/2012 | NCVEC Holds 2012 Annual Meeting

    Larry Pollock, NB5X, Chairman of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC), presided over the NCVEC’s 27th annual meeting, held via teleconference on July 20. The meeting offered an opportunity for representatives of the VECs to d
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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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    06/27/2012 | Notes from the ARRL VEC Desk

    The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) is one of 14 VECs in the US that coordinate the efforts of Volunteer Examiners (VEs) who administer Amateur Radio operator license examinations. More than 11,000 active ARRL VEs throughout the country give bac
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    06/26/2012 | New Volunteer Examiner Apparel and Supply Items Now Available

    If you’re an ARRL Volunteer Examiner, take note: The ARRL has recently introduced new apparel and supply items just for you.
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    06/19/2012 | FCC Downgrades Hawaiian Ham’s License

    On June 18, the FCC issued an Order of Modification, modifying the license class of Todd Wilson, WH6DWF, of Honolulu, Hawaii, from General to Technician. This stems from an Order Proposing Modification released in March 2012 where the FCC stated that gran
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