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Robert J. Moore
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Project Manager, Clerk of The Works, Amateur Radio Operator "K9RJM"
Project Manager, Clerk of The Works, Amateur Radio Operator "K9RJM"

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It a #Invicta Day.. Venom Viper... My favorite Watch...
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How about a nice dust storm when its 30 degrees with a 40 mph wind speed. I hate early winter days like these!!! Got to love Louisa, Virginia...
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Now that's a speed test...
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Nice Collection...
Numbers

I've been collecting numbers from around the Web. For instance, the FCC database says there are now 738,000 US amateur radio licensees. Even assuming half of them are dead and/or inactive, that still leaves a pretty big number of US hams.

According to the ARRL, the number of Technicians peaked in March 2011 at 342,572, while in September 2011, we saw both Generals and Extras peak at 159,861 and 125,661, respectively.

Suffice it to say that since the code requirement was removed, a lot of US hams have upgraded their ticket. 

NCJ estimates there are 20,000 radio contesters on the planet. Sure seems like more than that on a big contest weekend, but that's still a pretty big number.

There are 340 current DXCC entities (plus or minus rules/geopolitics). Over the course of the program, 61 entities have been deleted.

The ARRL has approximately 154,000 members. They also have over 33,000 followers on Facebook which informs me that when it comes to social media, Facebook is the big dog. My own highly unscientific estimates for hams on Twitter is 8,000 and about half that here on Google+.

(I'd be curious to hear your own estimates for hams on Twitter and G+)

In 2009 a group of ham radio vendors estimated that US radio amateurs spend $100 million annually on the hobby. That sounds like a lot of bacon but divided among an assumed "active" number of 350,000 hams, it's a paltry $285 a year that each of us spend on average.

Yep. There are all sorts of numbers to be collected, tracked, and parsed in the world of amateur radio. Oddly enough, there's no metric that indicates how much fun we're all having making those numbers.

Go figure.

73 de Jeff KE9V

#hamradio   #Hamradio  
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Are you a DIYer? Then DIY yourself some renewable energy with these free plans for a vertical axis wind turbine, thanks to Applied Sciences. Download the instruction booklet here:
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Darn I wanted to apply for my new call sign. K9Obama...

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HAM RADIO CLOSED FOR BUSINESS
The US government is closed for business and the FCC says this includes all functions at the Commission’s Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, facility, which handles all Amateur Radio licensing transactions, including new, renewal and vanity call sign grants.

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Invicta Collection..
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Some Potty Humor!
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Be safe Denis!!
Tomorrow, I will turn my antenna cross arm to point east/west instead of having it south/north. It will be safer for me to go and do maintenance next time. I thought it was a bit dangerous handling stuff around the contraption. This way, if I have to go on the roof at all, it will be a lot easier. I might even put that 9ft whip up again... I'll see.
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Denis M2 make a good one!
I'm going to see if my friend Cam at Cactus Communications can order me a 144 MHz 2 meter Loop Antenna to be able to play 2 Meter SSB.
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