[Linux-ham] NC state amateur radio tags

Neil L. Little nllittle at vnet.net
Tue Jul 25 22:56:49 EDT 2006

Yeah this has happened about 5 or 6 times. Then some enterprising state 
senator/rep looking to make a name for himself
comes along and pushes through a bill to take advantage of "this 
untapped revenue source".

Neil Little, WA4AZL
JARS Forever!...er TRILUG too!

>This is more specific to North Carolina, but there is currently a bill 
>in the NC house that would repeal the $10 cost for Hams.
>House Bill #1433,  "Amateur Radio Plate Fee Eliminated"
>-Rob, who has KI4BKE on his Amateur Radio license plate.
>KI4OTK wrote:
>>> I just got a "new" (to me) truck and had to do some digging but found 
>>> that NC does indeed have Amateur Radio license plates available.  They 
>>> aren't well-advertised on the NC DMV web site, and they aren't even 
>>> well known by the workers at the DMV office.  I learned about it from 
>>> the ARRL web site so was able to be persistent at the DMV office.  At 
>>> first she didn't want to give them to me because they weren't showing 
>>> up in the computer but she asked around and found the right place to 
>>> look and I got it anyway.
>>> Cost is $10 more than a regular registration and includes your 
>>> callsign.  Regular personalized tags with a callsign would have been 
>>> about $30 over regular price so this was cheaper.  They do allow a 
>>> suffix if you have more than one car with amateur radio tags.
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