Amateur Radio Hams Lead Indonesia

Indonesia's new national leaders are both amateur radio licensees

Joko Widodo holds callsign YD2JKW

Joko Widodo holds callsign YD2JKW

The ARRL have announced that President Joko Widodo, YD2JKW, holds a General class license and Vice President Jusuf Kalla, YC8HYK, is an Advanced class licensee.

Jokowi and Kalla were inaugurated on 20th October 2014 in Jakarta.

Indonesia is the world's third-largest democracy, with a population of approximately 250 million