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Author Topic: Interest in Ham Radio soaring as country grips with virus outbreak  (Read 1043 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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In a comparison of the time period from March 5-13, 2020, to the same days in 2019, the number of persons signing up for amateur radio license courses on HamRadioPrep.com has soared more than 700% since news of the coronavirus outbreak dominated headlines.

They've gone from 1 student to 8. Throw a party!
Just somebody with a radio, a computer and a pair of headphones...

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Hearing more unusual signals hitting the local repeaters, so Baofeng sales are probably up.
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Hearing more unusual signals hitting the local repeaters, so Baofeng sales are probably up.

LOL!!!
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Yeah... This month we've got new HAM's and Generals upgrades. Ironically, not more repeater activity, but I did talk to one of the new HAM's on our area 10M USB chit-chat FREQ.
I was asked, yet another weird question, of how I would like to be buried, when I finally bite the big one. The answer was actually pretty easy. Face-down, like a certain historical figure in the late 1980's, (I will not mention who, but some of you will get it, and that's enough.) Why??? It would be a buial that will satify everyone: (1) My enemies will say that it will show me where to go. (2) On the same point, I can have my enemies kiss my butt. (3) It will temporarily give someone a place to park a bicycle. See??? A WIN / WIN for everyone.

 


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