Thursday, January 30, 2014

US Ham Population Continues to Grow

With or without sunspots, the number of licensed hams in the United States continues to grow and set new records. 

According to the database maintained by Joe Speroni, AH0A, there were 717,201 licensed amateurs in the United States at the end of 2013, up more than 7,000 from the beginning of the year. 

According to the ARRL Letter, ARRL-VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, says the number of new licensees in 2013 increased by 7 percent over 2012, and that the number of club licenses in the FCC database is also at an all-time high.