US Amateurs Now 700,000 Strong!

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US Amateurs Now 700,000 Strong!

Post by Lester » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:21 pm

As the third quarter of 2011 came to a close, ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, began calculating the number of licensed Amateur Radio operators in the US, as well as the number of new licensees. “At the end of September, I saw that the number of hams in the US was high,” she said. “When I started comparing that number with other years, I found that it was an all-time high.” For the first time, there are more than 700,000 radio amateurs in the US.

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Re: US Amateurs Now 700,000 Strong!

Post by Greg Goodfellow » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:37 am

These folks are a godsend. If/when the internet goes down, especially during a regional/national disaster, ham radio operators could mean the difference between life and death. Our local CERT group was pushing for more people to attain their licenses.
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