ARRL

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the primary group representing the interests of Amateur Radio Operators (hams) in the United States of America, both to the US Federal Government (FCC) and to international bodies concerned with the allocation and use of the radio frequency spectrum .  SLAARC is an ARRL affiliated local amateur radio club.

The purpose of the ARRL is “To promote and advance the art, science, and enjoyment of Amateur Radio.”  Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim, the ARRL currently has more than 161,000 members, making it the largest organization of radio amateurs in the world.  ARRL’s mission is based on five pillars:

  1. Public Service
  2. Advocacy
  3. Education
  4. Technology
  5. Membership

You can learn more about the ARRL here.