How many Hams in Canada?

Who knows?

Industry Canada lost track and interest years ago and nobody has picked up the slack so it could be 40,000 live licensed hams. (Notice I didn’t say active.  I settled for breathing.)

Problem is the number could also be 15,000 or less. Maybe as low as 6,000.

In the United States the newly published number is 700,000!!!!!!!!!!

This is an all time high for the U.S. and the ARRL reports that the growth of Amateur Radio over the last 40 years has risen at a remarkable rate from an estimated 285,000 in 1971 to the current number released this week.

If we were keeping up our number should be about a tenth or 70,000.

Does anybody else wonder why Amateur Radio in Canada is failing to grow?

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About Peter West

I am retired. I'm invested into bike riding, guitar playing, yoga and Ham Radio. I am a former photojournalist, newspaper and magazine editor and public relations practitioner with national, regional and local experience. A long-time member of Toastmasters International and an active Amateur Radio (Ham) operator here in Canada I am taking on new challenges.

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