Crawford Amateur Radio Society
Supporting Amateur Radio in NW PA since 1972

Supporting Amateur Radio in NWPA since 1972

Crawford Amateur Radio Society

$35.00 license fee NOT in effect yet

To all Atlantic Division ARRL Members:
Contrary to what you may have heard or read, the collection of
application fees for the amateur radio service and certain other
services will NOT begin on April 19, 2021.
Although April 19, 2021 is the date the rules in the FCC Report and
Order adopted last December generally take effect – i.e., one month
after the R&O was published in the March 19, 2021 Federal Register –
certain parts of those rules, including collection of the application
fees for the amateur radio service, will NOT begin on that date.
The effective date for new amateur radio fees has not yet been
established. The FCC explicitly states in the published Notice that the
fees will not take effect until:
* the requisite notice has been provided to Congress; AND
* the FCC’s information technology systems and internal
procedures have been updated; AND
* the Commission publishes [FUTURE] notice(s) in the Federal
Register announcing the effective date of such rules.
The League’s counsel for FCC matters estimates that the effective
start date for collecting the fees will be some time this summer, but
regardless of the exact timing we will have advance notice.
Tom Abernethy, W3TOM
Director, Atlantic Division
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