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How Many Ham Radio Operators are Worldwide?

5 April, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Amateur Radio Operator numbers worldwide from data 2000 to 2022. This data has been collected from multiple data sources. Some records only go up to 2018, so data to 2022 has been filled in with growth trend data. The last known collection of total hams worldwide was taken by the IARU in 2000.

https://web.archive.org/web/20020612083455/

http:/www.iaru.org/statsum00.html


Major communications DOWN after Tonga Volcano | Amateur Radio

24 January, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

An update on the situation coming out of Tonga. A very large volcano has erupted disrupting satellite, communications and telephone networks. Electricity has also been affected. In this video I share the latest update on the ham radio communication efforts for disaster relief.

Any communication can be forwarded to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs:

In Australia: 1300 555 135

Outside Australia: +61 2 6261 3305


Remote Ham Radio from a Mountain TOP!

24 January, 2022 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Ham Radio on the VHF and above bands can be fun, but sometimes terrain and other factors can get in the way. Luckily I have access and have setup a remote site where I can operate from which serves as an asset to the amateur community in studying VHF and above propagation.


Ham Radio at the most REMOTE place on Earth

9 December, 2021 - Reading time: ~1 minute

It's cold, it can be in complete darkness and weather conditions make it almost impossible to operate from. So how did Paul VK0PD / VK2PAD manage to successfully operate an amateur radio station from Casey Station in Antarctica? Paul shares his photos, experiences and life living and working down one of the most remote places on earth.


YouTube Doesn't Promote This Hobby? Why?

16 September, 2021 - Reading time: ~1 minute

A creators job is tough, even more so when you're creating videos that are a niche within a niche. Ham Radio is hobby that deserves to be promote more widely. YouTube, please promote amateur radio to the masses.