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Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning Program

Lifelong Learning:


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

Starting with our existing selection of online courses, the focus is on creating an amateur radio learning center that provides instructional topics for a range of users, including recently licensed amateurs looking for help getting started, experienced operators seeking to expand their skills, and non-licensed individuals wanting to learn more about ham radio.

Amateur radio enthusiasts can explore a variety of helpful resources and tips, including the following:

  • Getting started: for those new to amateur radio learn how to get your license and explore the different ways to get involved with this exciting hobby;
  • Personal communications: learn how to get started, including how to operate, set up a station, and communicate with others (and make sure to check out the So Now What? podcast);
  • Emergency communications: learn how to get involved with local emergency operations and public service opportunities;
  • Building & making: learn how to experiment and build your own equipment;

Additional Educational Services:

The department continues to offer the following educational services:

  • Education & Technology Program (ETP): ARRL provides classroom teachers with teaching tools and resources, 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;
  • License instruction: provide instructional materials for volunteer instructors who teach license classes;

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