How would you benefit from a $50 license fee?

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  1. KB7QPS

    KB7QPS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am curious. A lot of people earlier said they would be in favor of a $50 license renewal fee. I am wondering how would it benefit you?

    For example,

    "I believe that the $50 fee would lead to improved enforcement of amateur radio regulations"


    "I believe that it would weed out poor quality hams that shouldn't in the hobby in the first place"


    "I believe that I would that the FCC would allocate additional frequencies to hams to encourage more to pay the license fee."

    or ?

    Please stay focused on the subject at hand for this thread.
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

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  3. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Money won't weed out the lids, it'll weed out the larger majority that doesn't use the air waves.
    The preppers won't be bothered because they keep their radio in a bugout bag.
    The callsign hoarders will be slowed down.
    It won't effect me at all besides making me $50 poorer. I'm no financial wizard and I drive 15+ year vehicles because of necessity not cheapness but I can make that, I still buy a yearly hunting and fishing license.
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  4. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    I doubt I will see any benefit from spending $50 to renew, except that, I will then be able to renew. Apparently just getting the license is the benefit.
    KK5JY, WQ4G, N6ATF and 2 others like this.
  5. AG4RT

    AG4RT Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I don’t believe any of that. It will be business as usual, but with a fee.
    KE4ITL, KC1DR, N4FZ and 10 others like this.
  6. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    You are not going to get upset you have to pay $50 for a free license LOL
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  7. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    There will be no benefit to hams for paying the $50 fee, there will be no benefit to the FCC either. The collected fee is just passed on to the federal government to do with as they see fit.
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  8. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Every 20k hams buys another
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  9. W5IEI

    W5IEI Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I'm fine with it.
    I'm also one of those that pitches in a little for repeater upkeep and such.
    Someone has to carry the cheapskates i guess.
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  10. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    He knows. He's just trollin'

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