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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB020 (2013)

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ARLB020 Vanity Call Sign Fee Goes Up August 23!

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ARRL Bulletin 20  ARLB020
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 22, 2013
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB020 Vanity Call Sign Fee Goes Up August 23!

The new FCC regulatory fee of $16.10 to apply for an Amateur Radio
vanity call sign will go into effect Friday, August 23, when the new
regulatory fee schedule will appear in the Federal Register.
Earlier this year the FCC had proposed upping the vanity call sign
fee from its current $15 to $15.20, but in the Report and Order in
MD Docket 13-140, released August 12, the Commission offered no
explanation for the higher fee.

In another change, starting in FY 2014, the FCC will require that
all regulatory fee payments be made electronically.

The R&O ordered a broad schedule of new fees and waived the usual
30-day waiting period following Federal Register publication,
because it feared there would not be time for FY 2013 fees to become
effective before the start of the new federal fiscal year on October
1.

The FCC says it expects $230,230 in revenue to cover the costs of
administering the vanity call sign program. It anticipates 14,300
vanity call sign applications.
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