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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX008 (2008)

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ARLX008 FCC Vanity Call Sign Fees to Increase September 25

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Special Bulletin 8  ARLX008
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 26, 2008
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX008 FCC Vanity Call Sign Fees to Increase September 25

On August 11, the Federal Communications Commission announced that
the cost of an Amateur Radio vanity call sign will increase 60
cents, from $11.70 to $12.30. Now that notice of the increase has
been published in the Federal Register, the increase will take
effect in 30 days, September 25, 2008.

The FCC is authorized by the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended,
to collect vanity call sign fees to recover the costs associated
with that program. The vanity call sign regulatory fee is payable
not only when applying for a new vanity call sign, but also upon
renewing a vanity call sign for a new 10 year term.

The notice in the August 26, 2008 Federal Register, entitled
"Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2008,"
includes regulatory fees expected to recover a total of $312,000,000
during FY2008, encompassing all the services the FCC regulates.

More information is available at,
http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2008/08/11/10257/?nc=1.
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