Higher Amateur Radio vanity call sign application fee now in effect
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Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 16:43:26 -0400
Subject: ARLB020 Higher Amateur Radio vanity call sign application fee now in effect
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ZCZC AG20 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 20 ARLB020 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT August 25, 2005 To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB020 ARLB020 Higher Amateur Radio vanity call sign application fee now in effect
The application fee for an Amateur Radio vanity call sign rose to $21.90 effective for applications received on or after Tuesday, August 23. The FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau released a new Fee Filing Guide this week, and WTB personnel have confirmed that the new vanity fee is in effect.
In a Report and Order and Order On Reconsideration (R&O) in the assessment and collection of regulatory fees for fiscal years 2004 and 2005 released July 7, the FCC raised the vanity application fee for FY 2005 from $20.80 to $21.90 for the 10-year license term. The FCC said it had adjusted FY 2004 ''payment units'' for each service to better reflect expected FY 2005 payment liabilities. The fee went up from $16.30 to $20.80 a year ago.
A reevaluation in the number of anticipated vanity call sign applications--or ''payment units''--accounts for this latest fee hike. The FCC says it anticipates 7600 vanity applications--up only slightly from a year earlier.
More information on vanity call signs is available on the ARRL Web site, www.arrl.org/arrlvec/vanity.html.
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