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  • 10/07/2009 | California Firm Fined $4000 for Operating on Amateur Frequencies

    On September 28, the FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) to a California firm that the Commission maintains was using amateur frequencies to conduct business. According to the Commission, Shimmick Construction Comp
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  • 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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  • 01/19/2009 | FCC Reports Decline in BPL Customers

    On January 16, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission released data, as of December 31, 2007, on the services used for high-speed Internet access in the United States. According to the data collected by the FCC, as of that date there were 121.2 milli
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  • 08/11/2008 | FCC to Raise Vanity Call Sign Fees

    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. The fee will increase 30 days after notice of the increase is published in the Federal Register; no date has yet bee
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    07/03/2008 | Riley Hollingsworth to Retire July 3: The End of an Era

    On Thursday, July 3, Special Counsel for the Spectrum Enforcement Division of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH -- the man who has come to embody Amateur Radio Enforcement - will say goodbye to the FCC as he retires and begins his li
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    05/20/2008 | FCC's Hollingsworth Set to Retire in July

    Special Counsel in the FCC Spectrum Enforcement Division Riley Hollingsworth has announced plans to retire from the FCC later this year. "My intention," Hollingsworth told the ARRL, "is to head out in July, assuming the results of the secon
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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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