Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vanity Callsigns May Cost 80 Cents More

The FCC's budget plan for the next fiscal year includes an 80-cent increase in the fee for amateur radio vanity callsigns, to $15 for a 10-year term from the current $14.20. Each year, the Commission modifies the vanity call fee as part of its overall budget. According to the ARRL, the fee has ranged from a low of $11.70 in 2007 to a high of $70 at the inception of the vanity call program in 1994. The new fee, once finalized by the FCC, will take effect in the fall.