FCC reduces proposed Amateur Radio license fee from $50 to $35.

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Accessed on 31 December 2020, 1245 UTC, Post 1794.

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Aloha es season greetings all,

This greeting may seem at odds with the segue to the FCC Report & Order
affecting Amateur Radio licensing.  But it is what it is.  The order
sets the fee at $35 instead of the $50 floated earlier.  If Congress
doesn’t act in the next 90 days, it will become affective around the end
of March 2021.  The ARRL will contest the action, so there may be hope
for some relief.

For details see


We now have an increased incentive to help others get licensed before
the order becomes final.  The EARC club on Oahu had already planned
classes for Tech and General licensing and Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) on the
Big Island has a Tech class planned.   Classes will be free via ZOOM, so
anyone in Hawaii can participate. Details on these classes and other
education opportunities will be the subject of another email shortly.

The EARC club continues to hold ZOOM VE sessions for candidates looking
to be licensed or to upgrade.  Interested candidates can register for a
test at,


Pass it on. Sign up for a test early.  Session places are filling up!

ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section