Number of Radio Amateurs in France

France's national amateur radio society REF says the total of ham radio licenses increased more in the first four months of 2019 than the number of new licenses in the whole of 2018

For the first time in several years, the curve of the number of French radio amateurs registered with the administration is increasing!

The number of assignments of individual codes (or reactivation) over the first four months of 2019 has already exceeded that of the whole of last year: 297 at the end of April against 263 for the whole year 2018.

The reactivation of many individual codes is certainly related to the suppression of the amateur radio tax.

The question of the tax was raised by the REF for the first time in April 2014 at a meeting at the DGE.

The grand total of individual amateur licenses:

  • 2016 - 13482

  • 2017 - 13285

  • 2018 - 13126

  • April 2019 - 13324