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The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics–all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when all else fails. Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, participating in local contests and building experiments. Whatever YOUR interest, ARRL–the national association for Amateur Radio–has all the resources you need to get started, get involved and get on the air.
ARRL members have direct access to all the top experts in the Amateur Radio Service and enjoy QST magazine-ARRL's official journal and the most widely read ham radio publication in the country, free e-newsletters, problem-solving technical advice, access to online product reviews, and much more!
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