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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB004 (2002)

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ARLB004 FCC Acts on October 15, 2001, Vanity Applications

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ARRL Bulletin 4  ARLB004
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 10, 2002
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB004 FCC Acts on October 15, 2001, Vanity Applications

The vanity call sign logjam has begun to break up. The FCC granted
27 vanity call signs January 9, based on applications received
October 15, 2001.

FCC policy gives paper and electronically filed vanity applications
equal priority. Mail problems due to the recent anthrax scare caused
some applications filed on paper to be delayed, and vanity
processing has been on hold since last fall. FCC Licensing Branch
personnel have been attempting to obtain new paperwork from
applicants, however.

Prior to this week, the FCC had not issued any new vanity call signs
since last October 30. The FCC has a record of when it receives all
vanity applications. Once the Commission has all paper and
electronic applications for a given date, all submittals will be
processed in chronological order.

All vanity fee payments have been recorded and deposited or charged
to credit card holders' accounts. The FCC has been using vanity fee
payment data from the FCC's fiscal agent, Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh
to contact applicants directly to have them resubmit their
applications.
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