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How many ham radio operators are there in the world?
Last Updated: 1st December, 2021
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Accordingly, how many ham radio operators are there in the US?
According to the Federal Communications Commission which licenses amateur radio station operators there are about 750000 US amateurs in 2018. Perhaps, more accurately, there are about 750000 amateur radio licenses issued.
One may also ask, what does a ham radio operator do? Ham radio operators are amateur radio operators who may serve as backup communications personnel in times of an emergency. For those interested in radio communications, learning how to operate a ham radio can begin as a hobby and eventually grow into a career.
Regarding this, what state has the most ham radio operators?
Once again, California far and away was home to the largest number of licensees among the 50 states, with 102,806 at the end of February. Texas was a distant second, with 51,022, Florida came in third, with 40,743, Washington was fourth, with 30,511, and Ohio was fifth at 28,256.
Is ham radio still popular?
In some ways ham radio is thriving - more people than ever have licenses and the bands are generally active (although propagation now is really awful). DX'ers are still around and seem to be as active as ever. Hams often go to gatherings called hamfests where equipment - new and used - is sold.