The Amateur Radio Emergency Services are run by ARRL, national association for Amateur Radio. ARRL is a group of radio amateurs and is noncommercial. The vast majority of active radio amateurs in the US are part of ARRL. ARRL’s underpinnings as Amateur Radio’s witness, partner and forum are defined by five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.
Interest in Amateur Radio is membership’s only real requirement.
ARRL’s Vision Statement
As the national association for Amateur Radio in the United States, ARRL:
- Supports the awareness and growth of Amateur Radio worldwide;
- Advocates for meaningful access to radio spectrum;
- Strives for every member to get involved, get active, and get on the air;
- Encourages radio experimentation and, through its members, advances radio technology and education; and
- Organizes and trains volunteers to serve their communities by providing public service and emergency communications.
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