ARRL's Mission Statement: To advance the art, science, and enjoyment of Amateur Radio.
ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs. ARRL numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs in the nation and has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer in amateur affairs. ARRL’s underpinnings as Amateur Radio’s witness, partner and forum are defined by five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.
A bona fide interest in Amateur Radio is the only essential qualification of membership; an Amateur Radio license is not a prerequisite, although full voting membership is granted only to licensed radio amateurs in the US.
ARRL's Vision Statement
As the national association for Amateur Radio in the United States, ARRL:
- Supports the awareness and growth of Amateur Radio worldwide;
- Advocates for meaningful access to radio spectrum;
- Strives for every member to get involved, get active, and get on the air;
- Encourages radio experimentation and, through its members, advances radio technology and education; and
- Organizes and trains volunteers to serve their communities by providing public service and emergency communications.
Amateur Radio is a valuable volunteer emergency communications service and public resource.
The ARRL is Amateur Radio's proactive advocate and representative voice in achieving regulatory and legislative success.
The ARRL is its members' primary resource for lifetime learning, certification, and personal achievement in Amateur Radio.
For over 100 years, Amateur Radio operators have contributed to the advancement of the radio art.
The ARRL advances and advocates Amateur Radio through a strong membership base.
ARRL Membership Benefits
ARRL publishes the monthly journal QST in both magazine and digital formats in addition to newsletters and publications covering all aspects of Amateur Radio.
There would be no Amateur Radio as we know it today were it not for the ARRL.
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