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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB027 (1997)

ARLB027 FCC revises 610s

ARRL Bulletin 27  ARLB027
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 22, 1997
To all radio amateurs

ARLB027 FCC revises 610s

The FCC has just released a new Form 610, dated March 1997, that
includes a space for your Internet address. The new form is
available via the FCC's Internet site ( and via
the FCC's fax-on-demand service at 202-418-0177, to obtain Form 610,
the form number to request is ''000610.''

The form is much the same as the previous Form 610, dated March,
1995, except that item 3A asking for the applicant's ''Internet
Address'' is included on the same line as the street address. The
environmental impact question, formerly item 6, has instead become a
statement in the applicant certification section where the applicant
certifies that ''the construction of the station would not be an
action which is likely to have a significant environmental effect
(see the Commission's Rules 47 CFR Sections 1.1301-1.1319 and
97.13a).'' The former item 7 has become item 6 on the new Form 610.

According to staff members at the Gettysburg FCC office, the FCC
will continue to accept any of the three Forms 610 (dated November
1993, March 1995 and March 1997) until further notice.

In addition to the new Form 610, a revised version of the electronic
Amateur Station Vanity Call Sign Request form (FCC Form 610V) is now
available on the Internet at
Under ''Amateur Station Vanity Call Sign System'' choose
''Interactive Vanity Call Sign Application.'' This version allows a
user to file multiple applications using one FCC Form 159
(Remittance Advice), thus permitting several applicants to file
vanity applications at the same time and combine their fee payments.
The fee will calculate and preprint on the FCC Form 159, depending
on the number of applications submitted. Detailed instructions are
available by clicking on the item number on the Internet form.
Previously, applicants had to complete a separate FCC Form 159 for
each application submitted electronically.

Electronic payment is not yet available, and applicants must mail a
completed FCC Form 159 with payment to FCC, Box 358994, Pittsburgh,
PA 15251-5994, immediately after submitting any electronic

For technical assistance, contact the FCC Technical Support Group,
202-414-1250. For general questions regarding the application or
fee, call the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Consumer Assistance
staff, 800-322-1117.


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