New $35 FCC application fee

New $35 license application/renewal fee added by the FCC.

Alan Crosswell, N2YGK
March 23, 2022

Effective April 19, 2022, the FCC has added a new $35 license application/renewal fee. This is in addition to the current $15 ARRL/VEC exam fee charged by our VE team when you take a license exam.

We are as unhappy about this as you are. Write your congressperson but it's probably too late.

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Coming soon: The ARRL has announced a program for to reduce the cost of the initial FCC license for young applicants under age 18.