Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vanity Call Sign Fees End in September

 The ARRL reports that the FCC's decision to eliminate fees for requesting or renewing a vanity call sign will take effect next month, possibly as early as September 3. The commission had previously announced the change, stating that the costs of administering the program and providing refunds when requested calls were not available were higher than the revenues received. The decision also eliminates application fees for licenses in the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS).