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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB023 (2002)

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ARLB023 FCC proposes to raise vanity fee

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ARRL Bulletin 23  ARLB023
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 27, 2002
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB023 FCC proposes to raise vanity fee

The FCC has proposed raising the regulatory fee it charges vanity
call sign applicants from $12 to $14.50 for the 10-year license
term. The FCC included the proposed new fee in a Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking (MD Docket No. 02-64) released March 27 to set Fiscal
Year 2002 fees.

The effective date will be announced in the Report and Order that
terminates the proceeding. If it's approved, the new fee likely will
become effective sometime in September.

The FCC has estimated that 8000 applicants would apply for vanity
call signs in FY2001. Applicants for Amateur Vanity Call-Signs will
continue to pay the $12 regulatory fee per call sign (per 10-year
license term) until the FY2002 fee schedule becomes effective. The
vanity fee is paid at the time of application for a new, renewal or
reinstated vanity license.

Comments are due April 23; reply comments are due May 3.  
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