FCC News: FCC Seeks Higher Vanity Call Sign Fee
FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on May 4, seeking to raise
the fee for Amateur Radio vanity call signs. Currently, a vanity call sign costs
$14.20 and is good for 10 years; the new fee, if the FCC plan goes through, will
go up to $15 for 10 years, an increase of 80 cents. The FCC is authorized by the
Communications Act of 1934 (as amended) to collect vanity call sign fees
to recover the costs associated with that program.
(From the ARRL Letter of May 10, 2012)