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GMRS license expired

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Nov 15, 2005
Hudson Valley
So last year I was unable to renew my GMRS license and it expired May 2009. Recently I attempted to renew the license and I get an error message in the ULS system that says

This call sign has expired. To file a renewal, a waiver request is required. Answer the waiver questions and attachment question accordingly.

This license is no longer active. To submit this application please provide a waiver attachment.

Please try again

So now I'm looking for the specific Rule that I need to file a waiver for. Anyone have any ideas? I searched the Part 95 GMRS rules and unless I'm missing something I can't figure out what to request a waiver for.

I'm not so sure I'm going to renew anyway. The $85 is bad enough, but with the $170 Waiver fee added on for a $260 license renewal is kinda silly.

I really enjoyed the GMRS service but I don't know if I want to shell out all that money.

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