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Old February 4th 17, 01:36 AM posted to rec.radio.amateur.moderated,rec.radio.amateur.misc
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Why are there so many Techs?

Posted: 02 Feb 2017 12:30 PM PST

Yesterday, a reader asked:

Why do most people have a Technician license and not a General or Extra?Â*Is
it simply not interesting enough to get more privileges?

I just replied:

I think there are several issues at play here. In no particular order:

It’s pretty easy to get a Tech license, so a lot of people get them just
for the challenge, but really never intend to use the license.
Some people get a Tech license, but then find out that amateur radio isn’t
what they thought it was going to be. They have no reason to upgrade to
Some people get a Tech license, then cant find an Elmer to help them. They
lose interest and give up on ham radio.
Some people get a Tech license, buy an HT, and think thats all there is to
amateur radio. They quickly lose interest in amateur radio, because talking
on the repeaters just isnt all that interesting.
Some people getÂ*licenses to participate in local emergency communications
or CERT organizations. There’s no need for them to get anything more than a
Tech license.
Since it’s so easy to get a Tech license, even those that aren’t
technically inclined get them. Getting a General Class license requires too
much study for them.
Some people are just lazy.

Do you have any other ideas for him?

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