Amateur Radio Week in Hillsborough County

Amateur Radio Week

Hillsborough County ARES RACES was honored by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners with a Proclamation to recognize their contributions to promoting amateur radio and supporting Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Office of Emergency Management and the cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace with emergency communications during disasters and major incidents.

In addition, the week of June 20-26th was proclaimed as Amateur Radio Week in Hillsborough County. Thank you to Commissioner Gwendolyn Myers for sponsoring the proclamation to honor our organization.




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New FCC License Fee for Amateur Radio

The new $35 application fee applies to new, renewal, rule waiver, and modification applications that request a new vanity call sign. The fee will be per application.

Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, and modification applications to upgrade an amateur radio licensee’s operator class or to request a sequentially issued call sign, are exempt from fees.

You can review the details of the Fee on the ARRL Website at