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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 actively involved (also make sure to check out ARRL's On The Air magazine);
  • Personal Communications: learn how to get started, 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 department continues to offer the following educational services:

  • Youth & School Resources: A variety of resources for promoting amateur radio to youth, school, and civic organizations
  • 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;
  • License instruction: provide instructional materials for volunteer instructors who teach license classes;

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