Well… all good things must come to an end. Or that’s what they say.

Lisense fees for Amateur Radio and GMRS licenses are coming and they are raising rates.

In short… technology is to blame. The FCC indicates that costs of maintaining IT infrastructure and databases is largely the reason for increased expenses. They have implmented license automation etc and it costs money. So guess who pays for it…. US.

At any rate, you can read ALL the details here on the FCC Order or for a really good summary article go visit buytwowayradios blog. They make a lot of sense of the order language. 

Good luck and get that checkbook out!