[CQ-Contest] Canada versus USA

Tom Frenaye frenaye at direcway.com
Fri Apr 8 17:52:41 EDT 2005

At 05:00 PM 4/8/2005, VE3DZ wrote:

>in Canada a single person may have more than 1 call. Actually, I would say
>every 3rd person having 2-letter suffix also owns a 3-letter call. Moreover,
>we are allowed to have a 3-letter call in every province and I know people
>who have more than 3 calls.
>Just go to Canadian callbook website and do search by last name.
>So I would say the number of actual Canadians having HAM licenses is no more
>than 18,000.

I think I was smart enough to deal with that.  I used official figures from the IARU ( http://www.iaru.org/statsum00.html ) showing the number of Canadian operators (not stations, not clubs, not secondary callsign holders) - a total of 44,024 in 2000.   I couldn't find any license count information on the RAC web site (or elsewhere).     

Let me know if you can point to anything more accurate.

             -- Tom

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