I dropped by my local Best Buy and picked up a pair of Motorola 32 channel GMRS 2-way radios on sale for 15 bucks. Figured it would be nice to have on group rides, and for 15 bucks you cant go wrong.
Looking at the enclosed info sheet, I evidently need an FCC license to operate these. Who knows why, but okay whatever. Off I go to the FCC website to register, when much to my suprise I find its going to cost me $75 bucks for a license!
What the heck?!?!?
So, how many of you with 2-way radios actually have a license? Should I bother? The chick on the FCC's consumer info hotline warned me of hefty fines and dire consequences if I use mine without a license.
This is like buying a car for $15,000 and finding out license and registration are going to cost me $75,000. What a ripoff.