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Author Topic: Age? Is ham radio slowly dieing?  (Read 5227 times)
W9FIB
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« Reply #105 on: April 14, 2019, 10:54:43 AM »

BTW, how are the winters?  Smiley
Brian - K6BRN

Winters are great!

Lakes freeze over so I can drive out on them for fishing.

Snow for the snowmobiles. Frozen rivers become highways.

Snow for tracking while hunting.

And even quieter conditions so 160M is easier to use.

Northern lights when activity on the sun actually happens.
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K1FBI
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« Reply #106 on: April 14, 2019, 11:59:12 AM »

The question nobody has addressed:

      WORLDWIDE, IS THE GROWTH IN LICENSED KEEPING UP WITH THE POPULATION GROWTH?

If the growth in licensed amateurs is NOT KEEPING UP with the overall growth in the population then it is time ti face the fact that amateur radio is in CRITICAL CONDITION.

N9LCD

Instead of asking that question, maybe you should do the research yourself. Then let the rest of us know.  Shocked
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N9FB
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« Reply #107 on: April 14, 2019, 12:49:35 PM »

The question nobody has addressed:

      WORLDWIDE, IS THE GROWTH IN LICENSED KEEPING UP WITH THE POPULATION GROWTH?

If the growth in licensed amateurs is NOT KEEPING UP with the overall growth in the population then it is time ti face the fact that amateur radio is in CRITICAL CONDITION.

N9LCD

hold on -- let's look at that the other way:

If the growth in licensed amateurs worldwide DOES keeping up with human population growth and we aren't allocated more frequencies: Houston we have a problem!  Cheesy





otoh, working Asia may become a lot easier for those of us in North America Cheesy





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K6BRN
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« Reply #108 on: April 14, 2019, 09:41:33 PM »

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What percentage of those 4mil won't speak English?  Cheesy

Not many.  Worldwide, "English" is a very popular inter-cultural language so most of those that immigrate already know it, and those that don't go to great lengths to learn it.  Just like my Grandpa did.  I think English was his 5th language.  But I'm partial to Esperanto, myself.  It's a LOT more consistent.

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Winters are great!

Lakes freeze over so I can drive out on them for fishing.

Snow for the snowmobiles. Frozen rivers become highways.

Snow for tracking while hunting.

Yes.  I grew up in the Northeast and love that about winters, too.  But my XYL does not.  And as you get older, cold, bad weather becomes a lot more problematic.  So here, in the Golden State, we drive up to the snow in a few hours time (MANY hours if there's traffic).  Enjoy it for a day, or a week, and then head back to the incredibly beautiful beaches and warm sand.  And where the ocean water is freezing cold (Arctic "California Current").  THey left that LAST part out of "Bay Watch".  But the actors knew this very well.

[Happy!  Happy!  Baaayyy WAATCH!  Aaaiiiieeee!!!! that !@#$ water is COLD!)

Heard it more than once on the business band, back in the day it was being filmed nearby.

Brian - K6BRN

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