The FCC Report and Order 20-184 released December 29, 2020 adopts a new application fee schedule. The new fee schedule implements a $35.00 fee for all amateur radio applications. This includes new, renewal, and vanity applications.
While this may be discouraging news to some, the new fee structure only applies to applications and at this time there continues to be be no annual fee for amateur radio licenses.
The December CARP meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on December 4, 2020 at 7:00pm.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 CARP Christmas Party has been cancelled. In lieu of the in-person party CARP will be holding the December meeting virtually for our members and guests.
In the spirit of the season and tradition of the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers we will have a drawing for the club membership. During the meeting we will be giving away an Icom IC-2730A Dual-band mobile tranciever. Only current members in good standing will be eligible for the drawing and you must be present in the zoom meeting to win.
[UPDATED 2020-10-27] ARRL will file comments in firm opposition to an FCC proposal to impose a $50 fee on amateur radio license and application fees. The FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) MD Docket 20-270 appeared in the October 15 edition of The Federal Register and sets deadlines of November 16 to comment and November 30 to post reply comments, which are comments on comments already filed. ARRL has prepared a Guide to Filing Comments with the FCC which includes tips for preparing comments and step-by-step filing instructions. Visit www.arrl.org/fcc-fees-proposal. An updated ARRL New story can be found here.
[UPDATED 2020-09-01 @1845 UTC] Amateur radio licensees would pay a $50 fee for each amateur radio license application if the FCC adopts rules it proposed this week. Included in the FCC’s fee proposal are applications for new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. Excluded are applications for administrative updates, such as changes of address, and annual regulatory fees.
Inciweb – Incident Information System – Updated overview of incident including basic information, current situation, outlook and current weather.
Creek Fire Evacuation Zone Map – ARCGIS map showing evacuation zones and status. You can type your address in the search box and know if you zone status.
CALTOPO Map – Topo map with many overlays including various satellite heat detectors, wind, etc.
Meadow Lake Camera – AlertWildfire.org PG&E webcam. Typically pointed northeast over the top of Meadow Lakes. Note: There are periods of time the video/images will stop streaming. Look at the timestamp.