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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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    08/03/2012 | 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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    02/03/2012 | New Rules for 5 MHz (60 Meters) To Go Into Effect March 5

    On November 18, the FCC released a Report and Order (R&O), defining new rules for the 60 meter (5 MHz) band. These rules are in response to a Petition for Rulemaking (PRM) filed by the ARRL more than five years ago and a June 2010 Notice of Proposed Rulem
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    01/27/2012 | FCC Sets Date for Medical Devices on 70 cm

    In November 2011, FCC Commissioners unanimously agreed to allocate spectrum and adopt service and technical rules for the utilization of new implanted medical devices that operate on 413-457 MHz (70 cm). In the Federal Register for Friday, January 27, the
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    12/20/2011 | ARRL Requests Feedback for 60 Meter Band Plan

    In anticipation of the effective date of the 60-meter Report and Order, the ARRL is asking for input concerning a 60-meter band plan
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    12/07/2011 | New Rules for 60 Meters Have Yet to Take Effect

    Last month, the FCC released a Report & Order (R&O), detailing new rules for the 5 MHz (60 meters) Amateur Radio band. These rules have not been published in the Federal Register. In order to be official, the rules must be published in the Federal Registe
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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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    06/07/2011 | FCC Seeks Comments on Terminating Certain Docketed Proceedings

    In a Public Notice (CG Docket No 11-99) released on June 3, the FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) is seeking comments on whether or not it should terminate approximately 800 docketed proceedings. There are numerous proceedings pertaining
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