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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB044 (1998)

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ARLB044 New vanity fee set

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ARRL Bulletin 44  ARLB044
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  June 18, 1998
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB044 New vanity fee set

New vanity fee set

The vanity call sign application fee will drop to $13 effective
September 14, 1998, according to Terry Johnson in the FCC's Office
of Managing Director. The new fee will be for the ten-year term,
payable at the time of application for a new, renewed, or reinstated
license.  The current vanity call sign application fee is $50.
Earlier this year, the FCC had proposed dropping the fee to $12.90.
The actual fee was ''rounded up,'' Johnson said.

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 the new fee schedule goes into effect in September.

The FCC released its revised schedule of regulatory fees for all
services for fiscal year 1998 this week, and it's soon expected to
be available on the FCC's Web site. The Commission is required to
collect almost $163 million during FY 1998.

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