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  • Question Pools

    In the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) offers three Amateur Radio license levels or license classes; Technician class license, General class license and Extra class license. Per FCC Rule 97.523 only one question pool may exist for each license examination level. Each question pool must contain at  ... Learn More

  • Public Service

    Use Your License to Serve the Community. Public_Service/. ARRL's volunteer Amateur Radio operators help their communities in good times and bad, through community events, disaster response, and various programs. Learn More

  • ARRL Letter

    Nov 30, 2017 ... Ballots Counted in 2017 ARRL Director, Vice Director Elections; Status Report: The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017; FCC Dismisses Radio Amateur's Petition to Revise Call Sign Rules; ARRL Board of Directors Publicly Censures Southwestern Division Director; The Doctor Will See You Now! Major New ... Learn More

  • Lessons Learned About Frequency Sharing in the Amateur Radio ...

    Lessons Learned About Frequency Sharing in the Amateur Radio Service. Gregory D. Lapin, PhD, PE. American Radio Relay League. July 28, 2005. 2. For Most Communications, The Paradigm is Shifting From… Each communicator/ broadcaster is assigned fixed frequency channels. No one else uses an assigned channel ... Learn More

  • Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity

    Aug 28, 2015 ... Some objections and concerns have recently been raised about the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301 and S. 1685, by representatives of community associations. To address them, and to separate fact from fiction, let's look at the bill itself and what it would and would not do. Why is it needed? Learn More

  • FCC Terminates Two Proceedings Affecting the Amateur Radio ...

    11/02/2011. The FCC issued an Order on November 1 that terminated hundreds of proceedings, including six proceedings that members of the public, including the ARRL, had asked not to be terminated. Two of these six proceedings involved the Amateur Radio Service. This follows a June 2011 Public Notice that sought ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Introduced in the US Senate

    Jun 26, 2015 ... [UPDATED 2015-06-29 1937 UTC] A companion Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 bill has been introduced in the US Senate. Mississippi Republican Sen Roger Wicker introduced S. 1685 on June 25, with Sen Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat of Connecticut, as the initial cosponsor. The Senate bill joins ... Learn More

  • ARRL Posts Amateur Radio Parity Act FAQ

    Aug 7, 2017 ... The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017 is now in the US Senate (S. 1534). ARRL has developed and posted a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), “The Amateur Radio Parity Act: Setting the Record Straight,” to explain and to clarify what the passage of the legislation would accomplish — as well as ... Learn More

  • Extra Question Pool

    The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources. Learn More

  • Volunteer Examiners

    Gateway to the Amateur Radio service. FCC created the VEC system to provide initial licensing examination for prospective new hams and upgrade examination opportunities for those already licensed. FCC authorized VEC organizations oversee the work of their certified Volunteer Examiners (VEs) and serve as a liaison ... Learn More