UPDATED 1125 01/03/2021
Added K5IRS to roster

The FCC has agreed with ARRL and other commenters that its proposed $50 fee for certain amateur radio applications was “too high to account for the minimal staff involvement in these applications.” In a Report and Order (R&O), released on December 29, the FCC scaled back to $35 the fee for a new license application, a special temporary authority (STA) request, a rule waiver request, a license renewal application, and a vanity call sign application. All fees are per application. There will be no fee for administrative updates, such as a change of mailing or email address.


We have learned that Bobby, W5MRB, is experiencing COVID like symptoms after taking a vaccination for COVID19 (as a member of the frontline medical provider) and not doing well. Please keep Bobby in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Using expanded powers recently granted by Congress, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has put property owners on notice, telling them that they face stiff financial sanctions if they permit pirate broadcasting on their premises. The agency sent out its first so-called Notices of Illegal Pirate Radio Broadcasting to property owners in New York City on December 17th, giving them 10 days to respond.

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The net would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every member and their families the most prosperous new year, 2021. As we reflect on the many unique challenges that the year of 2020 has presented, we hope that the upcoming year of 2021 brings the most prosperous times for all.

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