A reader writes:
I wanted to send you a note because you are in close contact with new Techs, and I’m wondering what your thoughts are. [If you look at the statistics (see figure below from www.ah0a.org), there is a]] very distinct decline in the number of new Techs that began exactly with the release of the last question pool. Is this a cause-and-effect thing or just coincidence?
I’m kind of at a loss to explain this. Looking at the charts for General and Extra, it doesn’t appear that this phenomenon can be explained by more hams upgrading. Does anyone have a possible explanation for the lack of growth in the number of Techs?