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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB025 (1998)

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ARLB025 Vanity fee to drop drastically

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ARRL Bulletin 25  ARLB025
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 3, 1998
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB025 Vanity fee to drop drastically

The fee to obtain an Amateur Radio vanity call sign would drop
drastically under the FCC's proposed fiscal year 1998 fee schedule.
If adopted, the new fee will be $12.90 for the ten-year term,
payable at the time of application for a new, renewal or reinstated
license.

The new fee is contained in an FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MD
Docket 98-36, Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for
Fiscal Year 1998, released March 25.

The current vanity call sign fee is $50.00 for the ten-year term.
The FCC says it has no plans to refund the difference between the
current fee and the new fee for applicants who submit applications
before implementation of the FY 1998 fee schedule.

The FCC has calculated the new fee based on an expected 10,000
applicants during FY 1998.

The FCC says it will announce the effective date for the new fee
either in the Report and Order that terminates the fee schedule
rulemaking proposal or by a public notice.
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