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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB023 (2004)

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ARLB023 FCC says new vanity fee really goes into effect August 10

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ARRL Bulletin 23  ARLB023
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 6, 2004
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB023 FCC says new vanity fee really goes into effect August 10

FCC personnel have clarified that the new Amateur Radio vanity call
sign regulatory fee of $20.80 for the 10-year license term actually
becomes effective Tuesday, August 10, not Friday, August 6 as ARRL
and others had announced based on information in The Federal
Register.

A staff member at the FCC's Gettysburg office told ARRL that the
Commission's computer system has been programmed to accept the new
fee starting August 10. A management-level staffer in the FCC's
Office of Managing Director explained that the Commission was not
necessarily bound by the August 6 effective date The Federal
Register indicates, which was 30 days after publication of the order
containing the new fee schedule.

Applicants for amateur vanity call signs will continue to pay the
$16.30 fee per vanity call sign application until the new fee goes
into effect. All applications received at the FCC on or after
Tuesday, August 10 must be accompanied by the new, higher fee.
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