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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB030 (2010)

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ARLB030 New Rules Governing Vanity, Club Station Call Signs to Take
Effect February 14

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ARRL Bulletin 30  ARLB030
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 16, 2010
To all radio amateurs 

SB QST ARL ARLB030
ARLB030 New Rules Governing Vanity, Club Station Call Signs to Take
Effect February 14

On Wednesday, December 15, new rules affecting vanity and club
station call signs within the Amateur Radio Service were published
in the Federal Register. They can be found in PDF format at,
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-31349.pdf.  These new
rules will go into effect on February 14, 2011.

Thirteen months ago, the FCC announced its intention of modifying
Part 97 as it applies to the vanity call sign system and club
station call signs, aligning the rules to prior Commission
decisions. Last month, the Commission released a Report and Order
(R&O), outlining its decision. Along with the changes to the call
sign rules, the FCC made "certain minor, non-substantive amendments"
to portions of Part 97.
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