ARLB021 FCC Application Fee Proposal

A controversial FCC proposal to charge a fee for Amateur Radio Licenses is now open for public comment.

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ARLB021 FCC Application Fee Proposal Proceeding is Open for Comments

ARRL Bulletin 21  ARLB021
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  September 3, 2020
To all radio amateurs

ARLB021 FCC Application Fee Proposal Proceeding is Open for Comments

Comments are being accepted on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
(NPRM) in MD Docket 20-270, which proposes application fees for
radio amateurs. Formal deadlines for comments and reply comments
will be determined once the NPRM appears in the Federal Register.
Comments may be filed now, however, by using the FCC’s Electronic
Comment Filing System (ECFS), located at, , and posting to MD Docket No.
20-270. The docket is already open for accepting comments, even
though deadlines have not yet been set.

The NPRM can be found online in PDF format at, .


Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Russ Roberts

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.