On April 19, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission reduced the fee for a ten year GMRS license to $35 from $70. At the same time, the previously free, but had to pass an examination, amateur radio license fee went to $35 for ten years.
While I am sure there are people who paid for the GMRS license because that was “easier than studying for and passing a test”, I am sort of surprised at the number of licensed amateurs who are reporting buying the GMRS license now that the cost has come down.
While I think the GMRS service has a lot of value, and I see good reasons for being licensed in both, if you were already licensed as an amateur, and if you only bought the GMRS license because the fee came down, would you please reach out to me at the eMail address shown below and tell me what the appeal is?
I have heard from a couple of people saying that they want to explore GMRS.
OK…but are there other reasons?
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