According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 21st November, through Friday, 28th November there were 231 countries active
Source: SouthGate Amateur Radio News

Flo, F5CWU, reports: We are pleased to share with you some pictures of our mission ‘Tromelin 2014,’ FT4TA
Source: SouthGate Amateur Radio News

Is is possible for ham radio operators to have a broadband wireless network for the transmission of voice, video, and data as a backup, to the Internet and the commercial infrastructures, that we depend upon?
Source: SouthGate Amateur Radio News