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Benefits of ARRL Membership

Learning | Services | Community | Leadership

Learning

ARRL recognizes the importance and value of continuing to sharpen your skills, grow your knowledge base and expand your experiences within Amateur Radio. We believe that learning never stops, and we're pleased to offer a variety of ongoing opportunities to help you get the most from your Amateur Radio license.

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Journals & Magazines - QST and On the Air
Depending on your membership level and interest, you may choose to receive mailed print copies of our monthly Membership Journal, QST, or our new bimonthly magazine On the Air, aimed at getting new licensees active and more involved with Amateur Radio.

Plus, all members receive digital access to all four ARRL magazines, including QEX, technical articles and projects, and the National Contest Journal, with the latest from competitive radio.

The Learning Network
The webinar series feature presentations by members, for members, as part of ARRL’s Lifelong Learning initiative. Topics cover primary interest areas among radio amateurs including electronics and technology, personal communications and operating, and emergency communications and public service.

Product Reviews

Before purchasing your next piece of equipment, see how it fared, in QST's "Product Review. You have access to all QST Product Review columns from 1980 to the present.

E-Newsletters    
Stay up-to-date with what is going on in the Amateur Radio world – from weekly news and information emails to monthly contesting news and W1AW updates. Members can select from dozens of email communications to keep them up to date and informed.

Services

Technical Information Service
Stuck on a project? Can't get your new radio on the air? As an ARRL member, get expert answers to your operating and technical questions via email or phone for free.

License Modifications

FCC License renewal and modifications are processed for FREE by the VEC Department.

Outgoing QSL Service       
We ship QSL cards to QSL Bureaus throughout the world, providing you the convenience and savings of not having to address and mail each QSL card separately.  

ARRL E-Mail Forwarding Service
As a member, you will receive an @arrl.net email address. All emails to this address can be forwarded to any other email account that you specify.

Awards
Get in on the fun with ARRL-sponsored contests and awards for members only!

Community

Join ARRL's nearly 160,000 members and build your ham radio knowledge and network. You'll discover support, inspiration, and advice to elevate your Amateur Radio experience.

Join One of Our 2,500+ Clubs
Your membership will take you further when you reach out locally and join a club in your area. Build local connections, share solutions and ideas, and enjoy activities with hams near you.

Membership Directory
Build your connections! Access the online ARRL Membership Directory to find and network with other hams.

Affiliate Partners

In addition to member pricing on many ARRL publications, our partners offer our members discounts and special promotions on their products.

ARRL Forums

This online conversation platform between ARRL members, allows discussions on a variety of topics including awards, contesting, technology, education, and Amateur Radio in the classroom.

Leadership

ARRL provides members with opportunities to develop skills and share their knowledge, from developing training webinars to volunteer examiners and leadership roles that serve the Amateur Radio community.

Volunteer Opportunities
Become part of a select group of ARRL Volunteers serving your fellow Radio Amateurs and the public.

Advocacy
Your membership supports the critical advocacy needed to preserve and protect the amateur frequencies.

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