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FCC fees for amateur radio - updates on implementation

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N2RJ, Jul 9, 2021.

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  1. N2RJ

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    The FCC is preparing to implement the $35 application fee for amateur radio very soon.

    In this video I explain some recent developments including a meeting the FCC is having with the VECs to discuss implementation.

    I also talk about a recent email that has been going around where people jumped the gun and thought that the fee was going to be implemented on July 15 (spoiler alert: it is not)


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    AE8F, W2AI, N4FZ and 15 others like this.
  2. KU4X

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    Thanks for posting, Ria.
    Keep swinging the sledgehammer of truth!

    K5MPH, N5TTI, KM4FDM and 2 others like this.
  3. KZ2J

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    This is such crap. Slippery slope to yearly fees.
    WA1EIB, KV4BL, K8NY and 11 others like this.
  4. WD0BCT

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    If you can't tax it just put a fee on it! :D
    KQ0EA, N4FZ, KC3OCK and 18 others like this.
  5. W2JKT

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    But, how could the FCC possibly provide us with the infrastructure and enforcement needed for the Amateur Service without money to pay for it?

    W0FS, AE8F, K8PG and 9 others like this.
  6. K6CLS

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    glad the FCC is not collecting, yet.

    the fees were instituted by Congress. We should work with them to umdo it, not get mad at federal agencies who are following the law.
    AF4KK, K8PG, K1OC and 16 others like this.
  7. NE2NE

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    They made a big deal about eliminating them years ago, and now want them back!
    KI7WL, N4FZ, K5RRC and 2 others like this.
  8. KO4ESA

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    It’s still cheaper than fishin and hunting license.
    I’m just glad I completed my license before it became implemented.
    Thanks N2RJ Ria. :)
    N8WCR, KD0WGB, K1OC and 11 others like this.
  9. N3IOE

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    Popcorn Alert. The whining and crying has started, again!
    W0FS, K8PG, N8WCR and 20 others like this.
  10. K6VOX

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    I'll make the butter.
    N8DC, K8PG, KD0WGB and 5 others like this.
  11. KO2Q

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    Not in North Carolina.
    KI5HKW, M1WML, K5MUG and 2 others like this.
  12. AB3QD

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    I would pay even more if the FCC would actually do its job and go after all of the so called certified equipment that provides the constant s9+ noise floor or the intermodulation cause by poor maintenance practices at many private and government antenna sites.
    WA7AXT, NA4RA, N0CEL and 14 others like this.
  13. KI6PMD

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    I do not mind the fee ! If the FCC cleans up the bands & stops taking our SPECTRUM & selling it !!! 73' Phil..
    KD0WGB, WA7AXT, N0CEL and 12 others like this.
  14. KD5BVX

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    $3.50 per year is hardly anything to be upset about. At all. And the fear mongering that it will continue to go up, etc., just doesn't hold water.
    K8PG, N8WCR, KD0WGB and 17 others like this.
  15. KO4ESA

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