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For those who have friends who think ham radio is a dying hobby, show your friends the below stats and encourage them to get involved!

During the first quarter of 2014, the FCC issued 8,943 new licenses, a 16% gain in new Amateurs over the same period last year.

As of March 31, 2014, 2,719 Amateurs upgraded their licenses during the same time period, resulting in a 13% gain over 2013.

NEW and UPGRADED FCC LICENSES ISSUED BY YEAR
FIRST QUARTER RESULTS
FCC License Action 2011 2012 2013 2014
New Licenses 5,809 7,532 7,732 8,943
Upgraded Licenses 2,656 2,824 2,414 2,719
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Total Issued 8,465 10,365 10,146 11,662

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) celebrates it’s 100th anniversary of existence by releasing this video on the history of radio:

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