The ARRL or American Radio Relay League was founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim, and is the national association for Amateur Radio.
The ARRL has over 161,000 members and is the largest single organization of radio amateurs in the world. The ARRL mission is: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership. Find out much more about the ARRL and becoming a Ham Radio Operator.
Below Are Videos Demonstrating More About Amateur Radio as a Hobby and a Service
An introduction to Amateur Radio and the many possibilities it offers for learning, safety and security, and helping others throughout our world. Join us for this journey that takes us through a brief history of communications technology and then into the many exciting opportunities that the world of ham radio has to offer today.
What is Ham Radio?
Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) is a popular hobby and service in which licensed Amateur Radio operators (hams) operate communications equipment.
Although Amateur Radio operators get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles, and pass an examination for the FCC license to operate on radio frequencies known as the “Amateur Bands.” These bands are radio frequencies reserved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for use by ham radio operators.