FCC proposes new filing fee structure, new fees for ham radio

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KU3N, Aug 27, 2020.

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  1. N2EY

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    Except they can't sell much of it. International treaty and all that.

    Nobody wants most of our bands anyway.
     
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  2. N2EY

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    Which means what?
     
  3. N2EY

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    A correction to my correction!

    In the time period I mentioned above, license terms (other than Novice) were only 5 years. So the price per year was actually double what the above figures indicate.

    10 year license terms came about in the early 1980s.
     
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  4. K0RGR

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    I'm not sure how this is going to work out for me. I've got two vanity calls - the one I use and the one for my club's station for which I'm trustee. $50 isn't much, and I guess it's worth it for me, but it might also push me to just accept the next sequential Extra call, too - that wouldn't be so bad, but I would need to change other things like my license plates that would cost even more.
     
  5. N2EY

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    I would pay $50 a year.

    Here's an idea:

    Have a fund for new amateurs. Those of us who have been hams a long time can donate to the fund when renewing so that first-time licensees don't have to pay the full fee.
     
  6. KX4O

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    This ^^^^!!!!
    I'd like to think my general tax payments would/should cover the administrative costs of my license, but am happy to become a direct paying client... with service expectations.
     
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  7. K0UO

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    People that have more than one call sure need to start paying. Some guys have 5 to 10 calls (Club calls and such) no wonder the FCC wants to charge!
    Some foreign calls cost 30 to $50 per year
    We've been having a free ride for a long time.
     
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  8. K0UO

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    Hell I didn't even know there was a question book when I took my test, I just start studying Theory books and I know many others did the same thing.
     
  9. N2EY

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    Point is, the old tests really weren't all that "hard" at all.

    The link I posted proves it.
     
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  10. KU3N

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    The FCC is made up of 5 people, three represent the majority party and two from the minority party. When Pai was nominated by Obama, it was to fill one of the two minority slots. When the GOP became the majority, Pai was made Chairman.
     
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