The ARRL Online LibraryThe ARRL Online Library is a free repository of educational presentations and oral history, to better preserve Amateur Radio's history and help educate clubs and individuals.
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ARRL Online Library FAQ
The ARRL Library is a repository of information provided free of charge by the amateur community to the amateur community. PowerPoint presentations for club use, PDF's of educational content and personal memories, and oral histories of Amateur Radio operators telling their stories can be found here.
Any radio amateur may submit content for consideration. If approved, it will be included in the ARRL Library.
You may contribute anything related to Amateur Radio: technical "how-to" guides, operating techniques, memories of vintage equipment...the list is limited only by your imagination.
Please visit our Library Guidelines page for complete information.
Click here to go to the Upload page and fill out the Submission Form. All fields are required.
If you need further information or have a question, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Presentations suitable for club meetings or general education, covering many topics. Go Now
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FEMA Family Emergency Communications Plan Presentation
As part of National Preparedness Month in September, ARRL is teaming with FEMA to offer their “Family Emergency Communications Plan” to interested Amateur Radio clubs that are willing to present it in their localities during National Preparedness Month.
While the FEMA presentation focuses on the Family Communications Plan and doesn’t specifically mention ham radio, the material offers Amateur Radio clubs a great opportunity to raise their visibility in their communities.
A webinar with FEMA Region 1 Preparedness Liaison Sara Varela will take place on Tuesday, August 23, at 8 PM EDT (Wednesday, August 24, at 0000 UTC), to offer background and training for any club wishing to present FEMA’s Family Emergency Communications Plan material in September.
Registration is requested. The presentation of the FEMA material to local communities should take approximately 1 hour. It will include a PowerPoint presentation and links to worksheets that families can discuss and fill out together.
Clubs are free to offer additional presentation on their activities following presentation of the FEMA material. Some slides in the FEMA presentation have areas for you to add your club's contact information.
Use these files to present the FEMA Family Emergency Communications Plan to your community. To save the file to your hard drive, right-click on the file name and select "Save as..."