American Radio Relay League

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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the largest membership association of amateur radio enthusiasts in the USA.[1] It was founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League[2] and serves to:

  • Support the awareness and growth of Amateur Radio worldwide
  • Advocate for meaningful access to radio spectrum
  • Strive for every member to get involved, get active, and get on the air
  • Encourage radio experimentation and, through its members, advance radio technology and education
  • Organize and train volunteers to serve their communities by providing public service and emergency communications

Part of its work towards public service and emergency communications is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), consisting of trained amateur radio operator volunteers that assist in times of need.


  1. Wikipedia contributors. (2018, December 24). American Radio Relay League. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:18, February 6, 2019, from
  2. American Radio Relay League About ARRL. Retrieved 07:22, February 6, 2019, from

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