Help Your Community

This landing page has been created just for YOU, readers of Public Safety Communications.

Skilled Amateur Radio operators have always been a cornerstone of public service in their communities, providing communications for local events or during emergencies and disasters.  Hams provide a deep pool of technical talent upon which the public can always rely when normal communications have been disrupted.

ARRL provides emergency communication training courses, publications, online resources, and a variety of opportunities for its members to become involved in public service and emergency communications.  From this page you will be able to learn everything you need to get started in Amateur Radio, including how you can help your community when they need you.  We also have a SPECIAL OFFER just for YOU.

Join ARRL today for 1-year (only $39) and get The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual free!  This book is a $29.95 value and has everything you need to get your first ham radio license.  It comes with NEW practice exam software on CD-ROM.  Be sure to use Web Code: PS to take advantage of this offer.

  • Ham Radio - more than a hobby

    Put Your New License to Work in Service to Your Community. Learn More

    Ham Radio - more than a hobby

  • New Ham Info

    What is Ham Radio? Why I love it! Become a Ham. Learn More

    New Ham Info

  • Emergency Communications

    AR has consistently been the most reliable means of communications when other systems fail. Learn More

    Emergency Communications

  • Public Service

    ARRL's volunteer Amateur Radio operators help their communities in good times and bad. Learn More

    Public Service