I’ve blogged about finding hams in your area before:
A recent thread on the HamRadioHelpGroup mailing list prompts me to revisit this topic, though. The replies list four different websites that you can use to find out this information:
- FCC Universal Licensing System – Advanced Search,
- QRZ.Com. To use qrz.com, to find hams in your area, simply type in your city name or zip code into the search box.
- N4MC’s Ham Locator. Find a link to this in the left-hand column of the home page.
- Where Are All the Hams?
The first two, the FCC ULS and QRZ.Com, produce text listings. The latter two map out each ham’s location. One feature of the FCC website that the others don’t have is that you can get information on nearly any licensee of the FCC. There’s a dropdown menu that lets you specify a particular service.
I typed in my zip code – 48103 – into each website. The FCC returned 177 hams, QRZ.Com 143, Where Are All the Hams? 140, and the Ham Locator 139. I’m not sure why they all differ, but my guess for why the FCC number is so much higher than the others is that it includes hams whose licenses have expired.