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ARRL Membership

Get more from Amateur Radio

When you join ARRL, you'll have access to information, learning, programs & services to help you get (and stay) active and on the air.

Join now and get immediate access to the full benefits of ARRL membership.


Register for a web account and then Join.
Call ARRL Member Services at 860-594-0200 during business hours.


Renew your ARRL membership.

Or get even more benefits when you Join the ARRL Diamond Club.

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Member Benefits  + 

Learning | Services | Community | Leadership


ARRL recognizes the importance and value of continuing to sharpen your skills, grow your knowledge base and expand your experiences within Amateur Radio. We believe that learning never stops, and we're pleased to offer a variety of ongoing opportunities to help you get the most from your Amateur Radio license.


Journals & Magazines - QST and On the Air
Depending on your membership level and interest, you may choose to receive mailed print copies of our monthly Membership Journal, QST, or our new bimonthly magazine On the Air, aimed at getting new licensees active and more involved with Amateur Radio.

Plus, all members receive digital access to all four ARRL magazines, including QEX, technical articles and projects, and the National Contest Journal, with the latest from competitive radio.

The Learning Center
The ARRL Learning Center provides ARRL members with additional online instruction and training for getting on the air, emergency communications, and electronics and technology.

This online learning environment is designed to help you get the most out of your license. Featuring activities and video tutorials created by ARRL approved experts, the variety of courses and resources will improve your amateur radio knowledge and skills.

Product Reviews

Before purchasing your next piece of equipment, see how it fared, in QST's "Product Review. You have access to all QST Product Review columns from 1980 to the present.

Stay up-to-date with what is going on in the Amateur Radio world - from weekly news and information emails to monthly contesting news and W1AW updates. Members can select from dozens of email communications to keep them up to date and informed.


Technical Information Service
Stuck on a project? Can't get your new radio on the air? As an ARRL member, get expert answers to your operating and technical questions via email or phone for free.

Outgoing QSL Service
We ship QSL cards to QSL Bureaus throughout the world, providing you the convenience and savings of not having to address and mail each QSL card separately.

ARRL E-Mail Forwarding Service
As a member, you will receive an email address. All emails to this address can be forwarded to any other email account that you specify.

Get in on the fun with ARRL-sponsored contests and awards for members only!


Join ARRL's nearly 160,000 members and build your ham radio knowledge and network. You'll discover support, inspiration, and advice to elevate your Amateur Radio experience.

Join One of Our 2,500+ Clubs
Your membership will take you further when you reach out locally and join a club in your area. Build local connections, share solutions and ideas, and enjoy activities with hams near you.

Affiliate Partners
We offer member pricing on many ARRL publications and select products, as well as equipment and club liability insurance.

ARRL Forums
This online conversation platform between ARRL members, allows discussions on a variety of topics including awards, contesting, technology, education, and Amateur Radio in the classroom.


ARRL provides members with opportunities to develop skills and share their knowledge, from developing training webinars to volunteer examiners and leadership roles that serve the Amateur Radio community.

Volunteer Opportunities
Become part of a select group of ARRL Volunteers serving your fellow Radio Amateurs and the public.

Your membership supports the critical advocacy needed to preserve and protect the amateur frequencies.

Membership Levels and Cost  + 

Make the most of your ARRL membership -- Join for 3 years and save!

Dues rates as of January 1, 2016:

Membership Type Description 1 Year 3 Years
US includes 12 issues of QST or 6 issues of On the Air magazine. $49 $140
US, QST via First Class includes 12 issues of QST via First Class Mail. $96  
QST - First Class Monthly QST via first class mail for US members $96  
ARRL Diamond Club* Annual giving program includes membership plus additional benefits. $95  
Family Must reside with primary member and have corresponding membership dates. Digital magazines only (shares print copy with primary member). $10 $30
Student Must be under the age of 26. Digital magazines only (no print). $25  
International + print QST 12 issues of QST via standard mail. $76 $217
International - digital only Digital magazines only (no print). $49 $140
Blind Digital magazines only (no print). Requires a one-time signed and dated statement of Legal Blindness. $10 $30

Membership includes $21 per year for magazine subscriptions. Dues subject to change without notice and are nonrefundable.

ARRL Life Membership
Please note, new applications for Life Membership are not being accepted as of 7/21/2023 while new rates are being established.

International TBD
International - Digital Only TBD
Blind TBD
Family TBD

ARRL Life Membership 70+
Available to any individual, other than a family member, who is age 70 or older.
Please note, new applications for Life Membership are not being accepted as of 7/21/2023 while new rates are being established.

US Life 70+ Membership TBD
International Life 70+ Membership + print QST TBD
International Life 70+ Membership - digital only TBD


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