Thursday, May 19, 2011

FCC Wants Another 90 Cents for That Vanity Call

The FCC is proposing a 90-cent increase in the fee for obtaining or renewing a vanity amateur radio callsign, from the current $13.30 for a 10-year term to $14.20. The fees tend to vary slightly from year to year. According to the ARRL, they have ranged from a low of $11.70 to a high of $70. The FCC says it estimates that it will receive more than 14,000 vanity callsign requests or renewals in the upcoming fiscal year.