Proposed amateur radio fees comments are open

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing an amendment to the Schedule of Application fees (proceeding 20-270) which would assess a fee of $50 for new and renewed amateur radio licenses and applications for vanity callsigns. There would be no fee for administration changes such as a change of address.

The comment phase is now open and you are invited to submit comments to the FCC for consideration. Comments should be brief and respectful.  Our ARRL Section Manager has requested that your comments should also be sent to the Central Division Director, Kermit Carlson at 

You may post your comment for proceeding 20-270 . Be sure to enter the proceeding number “20-2020”.  Comments are due no later than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.

As of this posting, the proceeding has not appeared in the Federal Register. There have been 1,442 comments in the last 30 days.  They can be viewed at 20-270 comments .