The FCC adopted changes to license application fees Wednesday July 6 and announced the changes Thursday. Among the changes is an increase in the application fee for a GMRS license.
Although the FCC eliminated the GMRS regulatory fee last year, the application fee is still out of step with the cost of the radios themselves. If this trend continues, within eight years, the cost of a GMRS license will return to its previous $90 level before the regulatory fee was eliminated. Within ten years, it will surpass it.