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More than 30,000 New Ham Licensees and 7,000 Amateur Radio Exam Sessions in 2017 @arrl

More than 30,000 New Ham Licensees and 7,000 Amateur Radio Exam Sessions in 2017.

“Despite the optimistic influx of 32,196 newcomers last year, the net growth of 5,349 — about 0.72% over December 2016 — reflects some 27,000 expired or cancelled licenses in the FCC database over the past year. In making the case for changes to the entry-level license, the ARRL Board’s Entry-Level License Committee referred to “the large number of Baby Boomers (roughly born 1945 – 65) [who] will soon be aging off the licensee rolls.” The committee predicted the likelihood of “a significant decline in the number of hams, unless we take steps to reverse it.”

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