Hams Around The World |
There are about 2.7 million amateur radio stations in the world. This figure only represents the number of stations which are actually in operation.
By the sheer number of people who enjoy communicating with each other via amateur radio, we can see that amateur radio is an attractive hobby. It is no exaggeration to say that there is an amateur radio station in virtually every part of the world, the only exceptions being uninhabited regions.
How many amateur radio stations are there in each country?
According to The Calendar of The International Amateur Radio Union (March 10, 1998), the top ten countries are:
The number of amateur radio stations in Japan is almost half of the total. It is truly amazing how amateur radio communications has gained popularity in Japan.
Some countries have set up amateur radio stations on the Antarctic Continent. The number of amateur radio stations there is 40, including two Japanese stations.