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Welcome to the Interstate Repeater Society


Announcement: The Derry 449.625 machine is again open to all amateurs. Enjoy.


IRS Meeting Date Update: Next meeting dates are October 14, 2014
and March 24, 2015, both meetings are at 7PM at MGCC in Derry.
Please check back later for any future updates.
All times are 19:00 at the MGCC in Derry.



ARRL Bulletin - New Vanity Call Fee Structure

From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT August 22, 2013
To all radio amateurs

ARLB020 Vanity Call Sign Fee Goes Up August 23!

The new FCC regulatory fee of $16.10 to apply for an Amateur Radio
vanity call sign will go into effect Friday, August 23, when the new
regulatory fee schedule will appear in the Federal Register.
Earlier this year the FCC had proposed upping the vanity call sign
fee from its current $15 to $15.20, but in the Report and Order in
MD Docket 13-140, released August 12, the Commission offered no
explanation for the higher fee.

In another change, starting in FY 2014, the FCC will require that
all regulatory fee payments be made electronically.

The R&O ordered a broad schedule of new fees and waived the usual
30-day waiting period following Federal Register publication,
because it feared there would not be time for FY 2013 fees to become
effective before the start of the new federal fiscal year on October 1.

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Please check back often for any news of interest. This page updated November6, 2013

The next IRS club meeting is scheduled for Monday; January 13 2014 at the MGCC in Derry. See above for the complete list of meeting dates.

The Photo Gallery page is now active on this site. If you wish to contribute photos of your
shack, antennas, or yourself please send them in .png or jpg format to me and I will get them loaded
under your callsign. attach photos to an email and send to

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