CQ Communications, Inc.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Pandemic Prompts Surge in Ham Popularity in UK
The social isolation brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic has apparently resulted in a record levels of interest in amateur radio in the United Kingdom. According to Newsline, the Covid restrictions prompted the Radio Society of Great Britain and other groups to offer online licensing courses that have been met with overwhelming responses. One group had more than 250 applicants for a class with 100 spaces available. The increased level of interest appears to apply not only to the UK's introductory Foundation Class license but to higher license classes as well.