NEWS – The decrease in the FCC General Mobile Radio Service radio license fee has been rumored for years.
I double-confirmed by two phone calls to the FCC today that the fee is officially now $35 for a ten-year license. The fee had been $70 for years.
The FCC’s various antiquated webpages do not reflect this change yet. The fee document I’m able to download is dated 2018. I’m also having trouble logging in to the FCC license fee payment webpage. Maybe their site will work properly in a few days?
One wonders how many people have skipped paying the license fee due to the difficulty of navigating the FCC’s web pages? They do not make it user-friendly.
But it’s official. Effective on April 19, 2022, GMRS radios working at or over 2 watts require licensure, but it just got more affordable.
For extra information, the Midland Radio website has useful information on how to use the FCC web pages. See: https://midlandusa.com/blogs/blog/why-do-i-need-a-gmrs-license-how-do-i-get-it