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Official ARRL Badge Program

Official ARRL Badge Program

  • ARRL Call-Sign Badge Ordering Instructions

    Participating engravers have agreed to sell official badges only to those who are authorized: Division appointees, Section appointees, National Traffic System (NTS) Officials, QSL Bureau Managers/Workers, Technical Advisors, Registered Instructors, Volunteer Counsels, Volunteer Consulting Engineers, Volunteer Examiners, ARRL Monitoring System appointees, Awards Managers, DXCC Field Reps, and Life Members.


    • Print out and complete the order form. (See Below)
    • Select a participating engraver from the list provided by ARRL HQ. (See Below)
    • Gather all of the following:

      • completed order form
      • a check in the proper amount made out to the participating engraver of your choice (each engraver sets its own price for the badges, so make sure you remit the proper amount);
      • proof of appointment (current appointment certificate, appointment letter, VE credentials);
      • proof of ARRL membership (membership certificate, card or current QST label).
    • Send the above to the badge engraver of your choice for processing.

  • ARRL Field Organization Call-Sign Badge Order Form

    Provide all of the requested information on the form below, following the instructions. Use a separate form for each badge order. (Copy and paste this form into any word processor, such as Microsoft Word to fill out and print.)

    NAME:___________________________________ CALL SIGN:_____________
    (as it should appear on the badge -- PRINT LEGIBLY)


    STREET ADDRESS:_______________________________________________




    Daytime Phone:______________ Evening Phone:______________


    E-mail address: _________________________


    ARRL SECTION:____________________________

    (only if you are a Section-Staff, Station, Emergency Communications or NTS Leadership appointee)


    ARRL DIVISION:____________________________

    (only if you are an Assistant Director, Advisory Committee Member, Division Legislative Action Chairman, Legislative Action Coordinator, Legislative Action Assistant, QSL Bureau Manager/Worker, Technical Advisor, Volunteer Counsel, Volunteer Consulting Engineer, Volunteer Examiner, ARRL Monitoring System appointee, WAS/VUCC Awards Manager, DXCC Card Checker, or Life Member)



     (see table just below for correct title)

    [Life Members: enter "Life Member" or "Charter Life Member" as applicable]

    AUTHORIZED COLOR:_____________________
    (see table just below for correct color)  


    CHOICE OF FASTENER:____________________________


    AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $____________


    ARRL Field Organization Call-Sign Badges: Eligibility and Colors

    Section Staff Appointees -- GREEN
    Assistant Section Manager, Assistant Section Traffic Manager, Affiliated Club Coordinator, Bulletin Manager, Net Manager, Official Observer Coordinator, Public Information Coordinator, Section Emergency Coordinator, Section Traffic Manager, State Government Liaison, Section Youth Coordinator, Technical Coordinator

    Station Appointees -- BLUE
    Official Observer, Official Emergency Station, Official Relay Station, Technical Specialist, Official Bulletin Station, Public Information Officer, Local Government Liaison

    Emergency Communications Appointees -- ORANGE
    District Emergency Coordinator, Emergency Coordinator, Official Emergency Station, Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator, Assistant District Emergency Coordinator,  Assistant Emergency Coordinator

    NTS Leadership Appointees -- LIGHT GREEN
    Any name badges issued should indicate the NTS Area and Region

    NTS Area Staff: Area Net Manager, Region Net Manager, TCC Director, Area Digital Coordinator, NTS Area Staff Chair.

    NTS Digital (NTSD) Appointees: Assistant/Deputy Area Digital Coordinator; NTSD Area Hub; NTSD Region Hub; NTSD State Hub; Digital Relay Station.


    Division Appointees -- LIGHT BLUE
    Assistant Director,  Advisory Committee Appointee, Division Legislative Action Chairman


    Other Appointees
    QSL Bureau Managers -- RUST
    QSL Bureau Workers -- RUST

    Legislative Action Coordinator -- RUST

    Legislative Action Assistant -- RUST

    Technical Advisors -- BROWN

    Registered Instructors -- WHITE

    Volunteer Counsels -- PURPLE
    Volunteer Consulting Engineer -- PURPLE

    Volunteer Examiners -- TAN

    ARRL Monitoring System -- BURGUNDY

    WAS/VUCC Awards Manager -- GRAY
    DXCC Card Checker -- GRAY

    Life Member, Charter Life Member -- YELLOW

  • ARRL Call-Sign Badge Engravers

    The following participating engravers have agreed to meet and continue to adhere to ARRL's quality standards:


    The Ham Badgers


    Western US Office

    518 W 300 S

    Orem, UT 84058 

    Telephone: 801-810-8150




    Eastern US Office

    11009 Poole Rd.

    Wendell, NC 27591

    Telephone: 919-249-8704




    Business Hours: 24 Hours Online; 9 AM EST to 5 PM MST via phone 

    Please purchase ARRL badges on our website.




    W.F. Miller Jr Supply Svcs
    5332 Shantz Rd
    Allentown, PA 18104-9020 Telephone:(610)366-8160
    Fax: (610)366-8159
    Business Hours: 10AM 7 Days/wk
    Group Orders Available

    The Sign Man III

    Engraving 4 U

    2277-C Wilma Rudolph Blvd
    Box 245

    Clarksville, TN 37040

    (931) 438-8114
    Business Hours: 8AM - 9PM CST

    Ironclad Enterprises, LLC
    P.O. Box 261
    Tallmadge, OH 44278
    Telephone: (330)630-2438 Leave message
    Fax: (330)630-2438

    Jericho Prints
    Janet and Bob Boehm, Owner and Designers of Jericho Prints

    8608 Goldfinch Way
    West Chester, OH 45069
    Telephone: (513) 702-4641
    Business Hours:  Open 24/7 - since it is a web based company

    Note: This company uses the dye sublimation process rather than engraving

    The SignMan of Baton Rouge
    Rick Pourciau, NV5A
    PO Box 84107
    Baton Rouge, LA 70884-4107
    Telephone: 225-757-1545
    1-888-HAMTAG-1 (1-888-426-8241)
    Fax: (225) 208-1545
    Business Hours: 9AM - 5PM Central with 24 hour answering service, messages promptly returned.

    The Badge Works
    Warren Mickelson
    121 Lexington Lane
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Telephone: (714) 617-4669
    Fax: (951) 727-0652
    Business Hours: 9AM-5PM Monday - Friday

    The Sign Man #14
    POB 622143
    Oviedo, FL 32762

    Telephone: (407)365-3722
    Fax: (407)365-7786
    Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00


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