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ARRL Learning Center

ARRL’s Learning Center offers a variety of learning opportunities for new, current and prospective amateur radio operators.

The focus is on creating an amateur radio learning "hub" that provides instructional topics for a wide range of users and interests, including recently licensed hams looking for help getting started, experienced operators seeking to expand their skills, and non-licensed individuals wanting to learn more about ham radio.

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Getting Started

Amateur radio enthusiasts will find a wealth of resources to help get you started in the exciting world of ham radio, including the following:

ARRL Learning Network

The Learning Network is a new webinar series to help introduce more members to the variety of activities and opportunities that radio amateurs enjoy. The ARRL Learning Network will offer live presentations by member-volunteers, for members. Like hamfest forums and radio club presentations, the webinars are intended to help participants get more active, involved, and engaged in amateur radio.

ARRL Learning Center

ARRL currently offers 3 online courses that provide training in Emergency Communications:

ARRL's new Learning Center will host a wide selection of training courses, webinar recordings, and instructional materials, including:

  • On the Air: learn how to get active and on the air, including how to operate, communicate with others, and participate in contests and radiosport;
  • Emergency Communications: learn how to get involved with local emergency operations, public service, and community events;
  • Electronics & Technology: learn about radio electronics and technology, including how to set up a station, build an antenna, and select the proper equipment;

Additional Educational Services:

The following educational services are also available:

  • Education & Technology Program (ETP): ARRL provides classroom teachers with teaching tools and resources, school station and progress grants, and connects educators with shared materials.
  • Teacher's Institute: ARRL's Teacher's Institute is a week-long workshop for classroom teachers to learn basic (TI-1) and advanced (TI-2) wireless technology principles for use in their classrooms, and to supplement their current STEM / STEAM curriculum;
  • ARISS: support ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) activities by schools or educational groups, and supply a backup station upon request;
  • ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative (CARI): CARI was established to support and promote amateur radio among students and ham radio clubs at colleges and universities;
  • License instruction support: provide instructional materials for volunteer instructors who teach license classes;
  • Youth & School Resources: A variety of resources for promoting amateur radio to youth, school, and civic organizations

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