John K5IT shared at the September meeting that this fee proposal was initiated by Congress and not the FCC. The FCC is soliciting comments that they can take to Congress during hearings. Make sure to send your comments during the public comment period so that the FCC will have the backing it needs to discourage or prevent this $50 application fee for new licensees, renewals, upgrades, or vanity calls.

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FCC COMMENT FORM – MD Docket No. 20-270