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With some half-million licensed operators in the United States, the interests of individuals in the overall opportunities offered by amateur radio vary widely. As a result, there are numerous organizations dedicated to fostering interests and skills in various aspects of the service. Below are links to a few of the ones in which I am a life or long-term member.
The American Radio Relay League is the largest membership organization
of amateur radio operators in the United States and is viewed informally
as the U.S. national amateur organization. It conducts an extensive
program of services for members and for the amateur community as a whole,
including a wide range of educational activities. The ARRL WWW site
contains a wealth of amateur radio and membership information.
The Radio Society of Great Britain is the UK national amateur radio organization, with information and links to information that are useful world-wide.
The Quarter Century Wireless Association serves the "old timers" of
amateur radio in numerous ways. QCWA celebrated its own 50th anniversay
in 1997. If you have been a ham for 25 years or more, consider joining.
10-10 International is devoted to the responsible and active use of the
10-meter amateur band world-wide. There are over 100 local chapters
throughout the United States and the world.
QRP ARCI is the oldest U.S.-based organization devoted exclusively to encouraging the use of low power (5 watts CW, 10 watts P.E.P SSB or lower) on the amateur bands. Its programs include educational and operating activities for all interested amateurs, from the very new to the oldest old timer. QRP operators do perhaps more home brewing (building) of station equipment than almost any other segment of the amateur radio population.
FISTS is an international organization of radio amateurs dedicated to
preserving and encouraging radio communications via CW (Morse Code).
Books on Electronics Projects and Operating
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