New Amateur Radio Testing Fee Effective Date is April 19, 2022

From KB6NU’s Ham Radio Blog:

The $35 licensing fee that’s been talked about for more than a year now will finally be going into effect on April 19, 2022, according to Public Notice A-22-307A1, dated March 23, 2022. It says:

This Public Notice announces that the new application fee rates for the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, codified at 47 CFR § 1.1102, will become effective on April 19, 2022. Wireless application fees can be paid through the Commission’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) at

For further guidance regarding Wireless Telecommunications Bureau application fees, please refer to the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Fee Filing Guide located at For further information regarding this Public Notice, please contact Roland Helvajian, Program Analyst, Financial Operations, Office of the Managing Director,

If you are looking for an opportunity to test prior to April 19, check out:

Saline County ARES testing on April 13

Online Testing: Can you take the ham radio license test online?

Also, check for other local test sessions on the ARRL website.

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