[amsat-bb] Re: HEO naivete

James Duffey JamesDuffey at comcast.net
Sat Feb 7 08:05:22 PST 2009

On Feb 6, 2009, at 11:44 PM, Art McBride wrote:

> Amateur radio operators are .02 % of the US population. Boy do we have
> influence!

Art's math needs some revision. There are about 600,000 hams in the  
US. The US population is 300,000,000.  Thus, 0.2% of the US population  
are hams,  not 0.02%.

Interestingly enough, this error is roughly the same as the ratio of  
the height of an LEO to the height of an HEO.:^)= - Duffey
James Duffey
Cedar Crest NM

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