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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB066 (1995)

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ARLB066 Vanity call sign fee set
 
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ARRL Bulletin 66  ARLB066
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  June 30, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLB066 Vanity call sign fee set
 
The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a fee for amateur
vanity call signs of three dollars per year, to be collected for the
entire 10-year term at the time of application for such a call sign.
 
The beginning date for these fees is September 18, 1995.  These fees
are the result of a mandate from Congress that the FCC collect fees
to recover some of its regulatory costs.
 
The FCC said that the revenue requirement for amateur vanity call
signs is 840,000, dollar(s) and estimates that it will process 28,000
applications for them.
 
No start date for applications for vanity call signs has yet been
announced, and the necessary FCC Form 610-Vs have not yet been
released.  These fees apply only to vanity call sign applications,
not to any other amateur license transaction.
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