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#1 Michael A Martin

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:32 PM

How will the new 10 year GMRS license affect those of us that have recently renewed our license or will be renewing prior to the new rules/regulations going into effect?

#2 XSevenSonata

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

I'm curious, too. Sometimes the five years seems to pass to quick for the price. I think ten is more reasonable.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:16 AM

When the 10 year Part 90 term was adopted, it was for all renewals, modifications and new applications that took place after the rule went into effect.  I missed a Part 90 10 year renewal by 7 weeks back in 2000. The 10 year rule went into effect in November of 2000.


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#4 XSevenSonata

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 01:46 PM

Thank you, G. :) Me still being unemployed, that would hit me kind of hard if FCC decides to increase the fees, though. I kind of depend on GMRS a bit more than amateur because although radio communication is useful in my family, I'm the only one that handles everything. My family has no interest in the exams and FRS is just not enough sometimes.



#5 Michael A Martin

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

Okay. That makes sense. Thank you for sharing that information.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:01 PM

..... I kind of depend on GMRS a bit more than amateur because although radio communication is useful in my family, I'm the only one that handles everything. My family has no interest in the exams and FRS is just not enough sometimes.

I am in the same boat you are. I have family members who are ok with buying a radio, but would not want to pay for a licence or study for a ham licence.  I got a licence for the family so they can use their GMRS radios without worrying what freq. or output power they are using.  Now I have to figure out how the new rules will affect me in 5 years.  It sounds like in 5 years my licence will no longer cover them and they will be expected to get individual GMRS licenses. That will not fly well when the time comes.  


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:24 PM

Pau1 - Please refer to the NEW Rules, Part 95.1705 (sub c2)  for the list of family members covered under your license.

https://www.ecfr.gov....1.1.5&rgn=div5

 

Recap: "(2) Any individual who holds an individual license may allow his or her immediate family members to operate his or her GMRS station or stations. Immediate family members are the licensee's spouse, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, parents, grandparents, stepparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and in-laws."


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#8 n4gix

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:20 PM

As Gary points out, you need not worry about anything. The only change in the rules that will affect you will be that your license will be for ten years rather than only five! :D



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:40 PM

Going to use GMRS this year for our comms on our winter trip in the southwest. A few things left to do, and we are on our way. Just got my USA GMRS licence, all done online using the well-designed FCC websites, $70 for ten years, callsign issued in less than two working days. Good service! Glad to finally be able to join myGMRS.com  -  Arizona, here we come! 


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#10 Shane

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:44 AM

I love the 10 years licence as it makes things easier, take me for example, Licence issued On Oct 31st 2017, like our driving licenses renewal, its an easy thing to remember.  My renewal is on Halloween I won't be forgetting it :-)

 

Just remember if you move away you must update your details on the FCC database.

All the very best..Shane


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