FCC Adopts New Application Fee Schedule for Amateur Radio

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.

CARP December Membership Meeting

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.

Icom IC-2730A
Drawing Prize
Icom IC-2730A

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.

How to join a Zoom meeting via the internet – Greater Northwest Area of The  United Methodist Church

Join Zoom Meeting December 4, 2020 at 7:00pm:
https://fresnostate.zoom.us/j/88287005641

CARP 2021 Board of Directors

During the 2020 election, Rob Mavis AE6GE and Steve Bassett NA6G were re-elected to another two-year term on the CARP Board of Directors.

Your 2021 Board of Directors:

  • James Majors K6JDM (2020-21)
  • Tom Reinhart N6MQG (2020-21)
  • Norm Shomber WB6LLW (2020-21)
  • Rob Mavis AE6GE (2021-22)
  • Steve Bassett NA6G (2021-22)

At the November 19, 2020 CARP Board of Directors meeting, the following officers were elected for a one-year term in 2021:

  • President: Rob Mavis AE6GE
  • Vice President: Steve Bassett NA6G
  • Secretary: Norm Shomber WB6LLW
  • Treasurer: James Majors K6JDM

FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees

08/28/2020

[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.

Continue reading FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees

CARP Annual Member Meeting November 6, 2020

This CARP Membership Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

Friday November6, 2020 at 7pm


For the foreseeable future we will be hosting our monthly General Meetings using the  ZOOM meeting platform.  All members and visitors are welcome to join.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92122803001?pwd=MlNibG92WWtZQ3B5SkVPSldjd1FZdz09

Meeting ID: 921 2280 3001
Passcode: 696032

If this is your first time using ZOOM, please take an opportunity to visit this website and follow the instructions for your preferred connection method.

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

Please contact James (k6jdm@k6arp.org) if you have any questions.

CARP 2020 BoD Election Results

The following two members accepted nomination and were quailified for the CARP 2020 Board of Directors Election:

  • Rob Mavis AE6GE
  • Steve Bassett NA6G

As there are only two seats up for election and there are only two nominees, the CARP bylaws dictate that these nominees are elected without further action.

Congratulations to Rob & Steve elected to the CARP Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 term!

CARP October 2, 2020 Meeting

This CARP Membership Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

Friday October 2, 2020 at 7pm


For the foreseeable future we will be hosting our monthly General Meetings using the  ZOOM meeting platform.  All members and visitors are welcome to join.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91310805313?pwd=VUxtK2t4TS9Xa0xsVXRzaDJScmZ5QT09

Meeting ID: 913 1080 5313
Passcode: 207185

If this is your first time using ZOOM, please take an opportunity to visit this website and follow the instructions for your preferred connection method.

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

Please contact James (k6jdm@k6arp.org) if you have any questions.

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