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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.
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The '''American Radio Relay League (ARRL)''' (also known as "ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio") 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|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.
 
The ARRL operates a [[QSL|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 ==
 
== Publications ==
ARRL publishes QST, a monthly magazine, as well as a collection of books. Among the best-known of these are:
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ARRL publishes the magazines
  
* The Radio Amateur's Handbook (ARRL Handbook for the Radio Amateur), updated annually (except in wartime) for over 85 editions
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* [http://www.arrl.org/qst QST] (monthly, general amateur interest)
* ARRL [[Antenna]] Book: Ultimate Reference for Amateur Radio Antennas
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* [http://www.arrl.org/qex QEX] (bi-monthly, "forum for communications experimenters")
* Antenna Compendium (series of several volumes)
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* [http://www.arrl.org/NCJ National Contest Journal] (bi-monthly, contesting operation and station tips)
* ARRL's [[Wire Antenna]] Classics, More Wire Antenna Classics, [[VHF]]/[[UHF]] Antenna Classics
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* ARRL [[Repeater]] Directory
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* How to become a radio amateur, ARRL Ham Radio License Manual (various levels, corresponding to individual US FCC licenses)
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* Amateur Radio on the Move
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* ARRL Emergency Communication Handbook
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* ARRL FCC Rule Book: Complete Guide to the FCC Regulations
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* ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications
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* ARRL Instructor's Manual
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* ARRL Operating Manual
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* ARRL [[RFI]] Handbook; Practical Cures for Radio Frequency Interference
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* ARRL [[Satellite]] Anthology
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* ARRL General Q & A
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* ARRL [[HF]] Digital Handbook
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* ARRL Vintage Radio
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* ARRL Tech Q & A
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* ARRL UHF/[[Microwave]] Experimenter's Manual
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* [[FM]] and Repeaters for the Radio Amateur
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* Hints and Kinks for the Radio Amateur
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* Learning the Radiotelegraph Code, Your Introduction to Morse Code
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* More [[QRP]] Power
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* Specialized Communications Techniques for the Radio Amateur
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* Understanding Amateur Radio
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Much of the emphasis is on [[homebrew]] of both antennas and transmitting apparatus.
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ARRL publishes a wide range of books and operating aids. Among the best known are:
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* The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications, updated most years since 1926. (Formerly published under several titles, such as The Radio Amateurs' Handbook)
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* ARRL [[Antenna]] Book, published in many editions since 1939
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Current publications are available from the [http://www.arrl.org/catalog ARRL Products Catalog] and booksellers.
  
 
== Awards ==
 
== Awards ==

Latest revision as of 10:29, 23 February 2010

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) (also known as "ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio") 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 the magazines

  • QST (monthly, general amateur interest)
  • QEX (bi-monthly, "forum for communications experimenters")
  • National Contest Journal (bi-monthly, contesting operation and station tips)

ARRL publishes a wide range of books and operating aids. Among the best known are:

  • The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications, updated most years since 1926. (Formerly published under several titles, such as The Radio Amateurs' Handbook)
  • ARRL Antenna Book, published in many editions since 1939

Current publications are available from the ARRL Products Catalog and booksellers.

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)

Trademarks

ARRL, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO holds US registered trademarks on the following names or logos:

  • A R R L
  • ARES / AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE
  • LOTW / LOGBOOK OF THE WORLD
  • NCJ / NATIONAL CONTEST JOURNAL
  • QST
  • REPEATER DIRECTORY
  • DXCC
  • VUCC

External link

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