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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) was founded in May 1914 by US industrialist Hiram Percy Maxim (W1AW, SK) as the national membership association for US radio amateurs. The organisation now claims over 150 thousand members and a staff of over one hundred people.

The ARRL operates a QSL bureau, advocates for the interests of radio amateurs with FCC and other governmental bodies, operates radio station W1AW in Newington, Connecticut and offers an assortment of radio-related publications and award programmes.

Publications

ARRL publishes QST, a monthly magazine, as well as a collection of books. Among the best-known of these are:

  • The Radio Amateur's Handbook (ARRL Handbook for the Radio Amateur), updated annually (except in wartime) for over 85 editions
  • ARRL Antenna Book: Ultimate Reference for Amateur Radio Antennas
  • Antenna Compendium (series of several volumes)
  • ARRL's Wire Antenna Classics, More Wire Antenna Classics, VHF/UHF Antenna Classics
  • ARRL Repeater Directory
  • How to become a radio amateur, ARRL Ham Radio License Manual (various levels, corresponding to individual US FCC licenses)
  • Amateur Radio on the Move
  • ARRL Emergency Communication Handbook
  • ARRL FCC Rule Book: Complete Guide to the FCC Regulations
  • ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications
  • ARRL Instructor's Manual
  • ARRL Operating Manual
  • ARRL RFI Handbook; Practical Cures for Radio Frequency Interference
  • ARRL Satellite Anthology
  • ARRL General Q & A
  • ARRL HF Digital Handbook
  • ARRL Vintage Radio
  • ARRL Tech Q & A
  • ARRL UHF/Microwave Experimenter's Manual
  • FM and Repeaters for the Radio Amateur
  • Hints and Kinks for the Radio Amateur
  • Learning the Radiotelegraph Code, Your Introduction to Morse Code
  • More QRP Power
  • Specialized Communications Techniques for the Radio Amateur
  • Understanding Amateur Radio

Much of the emphasis is on homebrew of both antennas and transmitting apparatus.

Awards

The ARRL operates the Logbook of the World (LotW) online QSL server and offers various awards, including:

  • WAS (Worked All States)
  • WAC (Worked All Continents)
  • DXCC (DX Century Club, one hundred countries or 'entities' worked)

External link

Associations, clubs and organisations
National organisations ARRLRACRSGBWireless Institute of Australia
Local clubs AustraliaAsiaCanadaEuropeUSA
Emergency response ARDS/ARESIRESCSATERN
Other associations QCWAYLRL
Events International Events