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New FCC Rules for Vanity and Club Station Call Signs

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November 10, 2010

FCC Issues Report and Order on Vanity and Club Station Call Signs

In November 2009, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) — WT Docket No. 09-209 — seeking to amend the Commission’s Amateur Radio Service rules to clarify and codify existing procedures governing the vanity call sign system. The NPRM also sought to revise certain rules applicable to club stations. The ARRL submitted its comments to the FCC on March 26. On Monday, November 8, 2010, the FCC issued a Report and Order (R&O) with its decisions. These new rules will take effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

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