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Author Topic: FCC License Counts  (Read 278473 times)
KC2QYM
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« Reply #285 on: February 27, 2015, 12:24:33 PM »

Interesting thread and discussion points.  But I have another angle on this.  I will never dissuade anyone from pursuing an interest in amateur radio and do bring up the subject with many of my non-ham friends all the time.  I have invited friends to my club's field day site, to my shack, etc.  I ask them if they would be interested in pursuing the idea of becoming a ham.  To a man they all say it's interesting but that it wouldn't develop into anything that they would or could dedicate their time to. They all have other interests and commitments and they don't see themselves motivated to put up antennas and sit around seeking contacts with people they don't know.  Many of these friends spent some part of their earlier years playing with CB radios, some had base stations, mobiles, etc.  They see ham radio as a kid's or old man's couch potato hobby.  I can't completely blame them for that impression.  There is an investment when you get started in a hobby; I would say that you could get started in ham radio VHF/UHF/HF used rig with wire antennas and minor accessories for about $1000. Many guys don't want to spend any money on what they see is not a cheap hobby to get into and stay in.  Most people today are not impressed with little boxes that enable you to speak with people around the world.  When my friends came over to my shack they were surprised that the DX I was working did not engage in a conversation but just a quick signal report and 73.  I could see after the first few contacts they were bored.  And so was I quite honestly.  Very few DX stations are willing or able to ragchew for a few minutes with you.  I find that very disappointing.  You see guys, not everone cares for ham radio the way it is and as far as I'm concerned the reason that DX contacts are so limited and disappointing is because there is an over emphasis on contests, language barriers, and over crowding on the bands..So in my opinion if the population of hams declines over the next few years it may equate to less crowded bands, less QRM, and more civilized conversations. The only organization that wants to push ham radio licensee growth is the ARRL and the manufacturers.  I for one would like to see a decline in active hams so the bands are more civilized.  Sorry if you don't agree with me because I'm not a eyes wide shut cheerleader.  I've been in the hobby since 2007 and a member of a club so I've seen what ham radio is in reality.  I'm not an evangelist for ham radio as I only see it as a passtime hobby and not a 'calling'.
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N2EY
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« Reply #286 on: March 06, 2015, 08:09:25 AM »

From http://www.arrl.org/fcc-license-counts

the number of current unexpired FCC issued amateur licenses held by individuals on March 5, 2015 was:

Novice:            11,840     (1.6%)
Technician      358,250    (49.3%)
Technician Plus         0     (0.0%)
General          169,902   (23.4%)
Advanced         50,458     (6.9%)
Extra              136,939   (18.8%)

Total              727,389

73 de Jim, N2EY
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N2EY
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« Reply #287 on: March 07, 2015, 10:50:09 AM »

From http://www.arrl.org/fcc-license-counts

the number of current unexpired FCC issued amateur licenses held by individuals on March 6, 2015 was:

Novice:            11,833     (1.6%)
Technician      358,294    (49.3%)
Technician Plus         0     (0.0%)
General           169,924   (23.4%)
Advanced         50,445     (6.9%)
Extra              136,938   (18.8%)

Total              727,434

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« Reply #288 on: March 12, 2015, 10:49:28 AM »

From http://www.arrl.org/fcc-license-counts

the number of current unexpired FCC issued amateur licenses held by individuals on March 11, 2015 was:

Novice:            11,819     (1.6%)
Technician      358,354    (49.3%)
Technician Plus         0     (0.0%)
General           169,988   (23.4%)
Advanced         50,412     (6.9%)
Extra              136,991   (18.8%)

Total              727,564

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N2EY
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« Reply #289 on: March 13, 2015, 10:11:08 AM »

From http://www.arrl.org/fcc-license-counts

the number of current unexpired FCC issued amateur licenses held by individuals on March 12, 2015 was:

Novice:            11,815     (1.6%)
Technician      358,480    (49.3%)
Technician Plus         0     (0.0%)
General           170,013   (23.4%)
Advanced         50,399     (6.9%)
Extra              136,996   (18.8%)

Total              727,683

73 de Jim, N2EY
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WA2ISE
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« Reply #290 on: March 13, 2015, 02:14:51 PM »

the number of current unexpired FCC issued amateur licenses held by individuals on March 12, 2015 was:
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Technician Plus         0     (0.0%)
...

Total              727,683

What happened to the tech-pluses?  They all forgot to renew?   Grin  Merged with the other techs?  Or did the FCC make them all generals?   Huh  Or maybe every last one of them went to VE sessions and all of them upgraded to general or extra?   Cool
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KS2G
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« Reply #291 on: March 13, 2015, 02:57:31 PM »

What happened to the tech-pluses?  They all forgot to renew?   Grin  Merged with the other techs?  Or did the FCC make them all generals?   Huh  Or maybe every last one of them went to VE sessions and all of them upgraded to general or extra?   Cool

You're a little Behind the Times:

The Last Tech-Plus License to Expire in June (of 2010!)
http://www.arrl.org/news/the-last-tech-plus-license-to-expire-in-june
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N2EY
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« Reply #292 on: March 16, 2015, 07:25:40 AM »

What happened to the tech-pluses?  They all forgot to renew?   Grin  Merged with the other techs?  Or did the FCC make them all generals?   Huh  Or maybe every last one of them went to VE sessions and all of them upgraded to general or extra?   Cool

Where have you been since 2000?

As part of the restructuring of April 15, 2000, the FCC stopped issuing new Tech Pluses and began renewing all existing Tech Pluses as Technicians. By 2010 the last one had been renewed as a Tech.

When the 5 wpm code test was dropped in 2007, the difference became a moot point.

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« Reply #293 on: March 16, 2015, 07:54:18 PM »

 Grin  Guess I didn't pay it any attention, as I upgraded to extra that day (April 15, 2000)...   Grin
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K1ZJH
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« Reply #294 on: March 16, 2015, 09:09:16 PM »

I'm surprised we still have Novices!!!  That license kind of went hand in hand with the old 5 WPM CW requirement.  It kind of dead end license these days... except for the CW they have some SSB on 10 meters and 222 MHz.  I'd almost like to see them have some allotments on 10 MHz CW, just to increase the activity.

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« Reply #295 on: March 19, 2015, 09:09:55 AM »

From http://www.arrl.org/fcc-license-counts

the number of current unexpired FCC issued amateur licenses held by individuals on March 18, 2015 was:

Novice:            11,798     (1.6%)
Technician      358,546    (49.3%)
Technician Plus         0     (0.0%)
General          170,036   (23.4%)
Advanced         50,343     (6.9%)
Extra              137,084   (18.8%)

Total              727,807

73 de Jim, N2EY
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« Reply #296 on: March 20, 2015, 08:47:27 AM »

From http://www.arrl.org/fcc-license-counts

the number of current unexpired FCC issued amateur licenses held by individuals on March 19, 2015 was:

Novice:            11,791     (1.6%)
Technician      358,631    (49.3%)
Technician Plus         0     (0.0%)
General          170,068   (23.4%)
Advanced         50,324     (6.9%)
Extra              137,111   (18.8%)

Total              727,925

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KS2G
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« Reply #297 on: March 20, 2015, 12:53:13 PM »

I'm surprised we still have Novices!!!  That license kind of went hand in hand with the old 5 WPM CW requirement.  It kind of dead end license these days... except for the CW they have some SSB on 10 meters and 222 MHz.  I'd almost like to see them have some allotments on 10 MHz CW, just to increase the activity.

Pete

Not likely that many Novice ticket holders are active.
Most, if not all, of those licenses probably are just "running out the clock" until their expiration after ten years.
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« Reply #298 on: March 20, 2015, 01:39:45 PM »

Not likely that many Novice ticket holders are active.
Most, if not all, of those licenses probably are just "running out the clock" until their expiration after ten years.

The thing is, any existing Novice license today has been renewed at least once since 2000. Many have been renewed twice.

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« Reply #299 on: March 26, 2015, 07:13:53 AM »

From http://www.arrl.org/fcc-license-counts

the number of current unexpired FCC issued amateur licenses held by individuals on March 25, 2015 was:

Novice:            11,768     (1.6%)
Technician      358,912    (49.3%)
Technician Plus         0     (0.0%)
General          170,137   (23.4%)
Advanced         50,241     (6.9%)
Extra              137,217   (18.8%)

Total              728,275

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