How many of you will give up your license over $50 FCC renewal fee?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KK5JY, Sep 6, 2020.

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  1. KP4SX

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    There's that felony question that could cause grief for some.
    Should a convicted child predator be granted a renewal? Just asking.
     
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  2. WJ4U

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    No but they can still vote. :mad:
     
  3. W2TXB

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    :)
     

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  4. N2EY

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    Now adjust those for inflation.

    I suggest the Westegg Inflation Calculator
     
  5. N2HUN

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    I will renew regardless. Went through a lot of time and effort to get my license. I do think the proposed fee is a bit stiff though.
     
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  6. WN1MB

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    That's what she said.
     
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  7. NI7NE

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    My concern isn't the $50, it's that this could be step one in a decades-long plan to reduce amateur numbers and politically leverage the lowered public benefit in order to auction VHF/UHF spectrum to ravenous corporate seekers of mobile wireless internet bandwidth. Fifty goes into a billion quite a few times.
     
  8. W2WDX

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    I pay much much more for Netflix, and I didn't have to study and learn to get that. Silly question. It is what it is.

    All the talk of government on the subject ... ridiculous. People will complain about stupid minor stuff like this, but say nothing when steps are taken by our representatives to take away rights, social services, and do nothing but spin for votes. We complain and get all conspiratorial about something that is not mainstream that costs literally 3 cents a day from the government? Really? Are ya'll that poor? ... Stop buying radios then!!! Geez!
     
  9. W2WDX

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    Umm ... no. If they are ravenous for bandwidth they certainly do not drool over VHF/UHF. It doesn't provide that bandwidth. They want GHz not MHz.

    Tinfoil hat party time!!!! Rave conspiracy boys!!! Rave!!!
     
  10. WB4M

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    No, I'll pay $50 for a 10 year license. I would have to be in serious financial trouble to not pay it.
     

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