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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB020 (2005)

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ARLB020 Higher Amateur Radio vanity call sign application fee now 
in effect

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ARRL Bulletin 20  ARLB020
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 25, 2005
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB020 Higher Amateur Radio vanity call sign application fee now 
in effect

The application fee for an Amateur Radio vanity call sign rose to
$21.90 effective for applications received on or after Tuesday,
August 23. The FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau released a
new Fee Filing Guide this week, and WTB personnel have confirmed
that the new vanity fee is in effect.

In a Report and Order and Order On Reconsideration (R&O) in the
assessment and collection of regulatory fees for fiscal years 2004
and 2005 released July 7, the FCC raised the vanity application fee
for FY 2005 from $20.80 to $21.90 for the 10-year license term. The
FCC said it had adjusted FY 2004 ''payment units'' for each service
to better reflect expected FY 2005 payment liabilities. The fee went
up from $16.30 to $20.80 a year ago.

A reevaluation in the number of anticipated vanity call sign
applications--or ''payment units''--accounts for this latest fee
hike.  The FCC says it anticipates 7600 vanity applications--up only
slightly from a year earlier.

More information on vanity call signs is available on the ARRL Web
site, www.arrl.org/arrlvec/vanity.html.
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