Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N2EY, Apr 19, 2018.

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  1. N2EY

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    From http://www.arrl.org/fcc-license-counts

    the number of current unexpired FCC issued amateur licenses held by individuals on April 18, 2018 was:

    Novice: 8,801
    Technician 380,167
    Technician Plus 0
    General 174,523
    Advanced 40,998
    Extra 145,675

    Total 750,164

    No new Novice or Advanced licenses have been issued since April 2000. However, the totals for those classes may sometimes show an increase over prior numbers due to renewals in the grace period.

    The above numbers do not include clubs, military, RACES or other station-only licenses. They do not include licenses in the grace period. So they are a pretty accurate indication of the total number of US hams with licenses.

    This is a new all-time high record.

    73 de Jim, N2EY
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  2. K1FBI

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    No Code Tech and Extra Easy were a success (number wise).
  3. K3XR

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    750 000 is 0.232104726% of 323 130 000

    As of 2016 the US population was 323.13 million guess it's no surprise why the FCC does not have ham radio on the top of it's list.

    Have no problem with increasing the ranks but it would be helpful to know more of the details for example to what extent are they active and spend time on the air difficult to know more complicated by the 10 year license renewal if they become inactive after 1 or 2 years and fail to renew that's 8 years of inactivity and no record. What is the quality of the new operators coming into the hobby have they taken the time to become familiar with the rules and regulations as well as the traditions that apply ?
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  4. KY5U

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    Yep, we really need the ARRL's changes....NOT!
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  5. K8ERV

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    I think Pat accounts for abut 5 of them.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
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  6. KK5JY

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    Exactly. What has the per capita number of licensees done over the last several years? Unless it's climbing, we're losing.
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  7. AF7XT

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    Daniel I have no problem with the question other than the answers quickly obscured in what-if. I've repeatedly seen that discussion deteriorate into unrecognizable thread drift about every three months on "that other site" There really isn't any supporting data that can be trusted in any way.
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  8. KK5JY

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    While we're quoting ARRL data, what has the trend of League members as a proportion of licensed hams been doing lately? Up or down?
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  9. K3XR

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    Exactly which is why a number lacking some supporting data which is not available has reduced meaning.
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  10. WU8Y

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