Great news! The FCC has changed their licensing fees. GMRS and Ham tickets are now $35 each. No reason not to get the GMRS and be legal. Come on, you know you want it! I think the FCC realized that at $80, it wasn't exactly compelling people to get the GMRS ticket. New pricing takes effect 4/19/2021. More info in the links below.
It's official, the new FCC license application fee changes were adopted for GMRS & ARS (Amateur/Ham Radio) and officially published on 03/19/21.
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