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The American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2], or Broadband over Power Lines, making the case that the power lines will radiate interfering radio energy, impeding amateur radio activities. The ARRL also produces introductory books written for the beginner and amature electrical engineer in mind.

Introduction

The ARRL serves as the primary representative of There was an error working with the wiki: Code[3] government. It performs this function by lobbying the US Congress and There was an error working with the wiki: Code[11] or FCC.

ARRL is run by an elected board of directors who are responsible for setting League Policy. Each director serves a 3-year term and represents the members within their particular region of the US. There is a There was an error working with the wiki: Code[12], currently There was an error working with the wiki: Code[13] (K1ZZ), who is responsible to the ARRL Board of Directors for managing the affairs of the League including its headquarters staff and official journal, There was an error working with the wiki: Code[14]. There is also a field organization of volunteers which are supported by professional league staff.

League Field Organization

The Field Organization of the ARRL is organized into 71 "sections" with each section having a "There was an error working with the wiki: Code[15]." The Section Manager is elected by the members living within his section for a two year term. The Section Manager has several different volunteers which serve as his local cabinet. The There was an error working with the wiki: Code[16], There was an error working with the wiki: Code[17], There was an error working with the wiki: Code[18], There was an error working with the wiki: Code[19] are some of these cabinet members.

The Section Emergency Coordinator is responsible for the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[20], or ARES operation within the section. This is the largest single part of the field organization consisting of any volunteer who wishes to help with emergency and Public Service communications. (Participation is not restricted to league members.)

The Technical Coordinator is responsible for assisting local amateurs with technical problems. The Official Observer Coordinator runs the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[21] program within a section. The Section Traffic Manager organizes the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[22] operations within the section.

League Services

The ARRL provides several services to its members including the publishing of There was an error working with the wiki: Code[23], the official journal of the ARRL, incoming and out-going There was an error working with the wiki: Code[24] bureaus, publishing of technical and training books, sponsoring various contests, and support of the field organization. Other league publications include QEX and NCJ magazines, as well as various technical books and online courses. Members also have access to a special Members Only section of the ARRL website that includes technical documents, expanded contesting information, and a searchable database of all league publications.

In addition the ARRL operates station There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4], There was an error working with the wiki: Code[25]. Licensed Amateurs are welcome to operate the station while visiting ARRL HQ. Among its many services, W1AW transmits There was an error working with the wiki: Code[26] for those wishing to learn.

The ARRL/VEC (Volunteer Examination Coordinator) sponsors There was an error working with the wiki: Code[5] examinations for the three classes of amateur license. License classes and examinations are held in various locations throughout the year.

The ARRL's symbol consists of a vertical There was an error working with the wiki: Code[6], inductor (coil) and There was an error working with the wiki: Code[7] to earth, the schematic diagram of the fundamental radio circuit.

Sponsored Contests

The ARRL sponsors a multiplicity of There was an error working with the wiki: Code[8] through-out the year with the biggest of these being There was an error working with the wiki: Code[27]. Other contests include Straight Key Night, VHF Sweepstakes, International DX Contest, UHF Contest, and 10 GHz and Up Contest.

Other Organization Activities

Recently, the ARRL has opposed There was an error working with the wiki: Code[9], or Broadband over Power Lines, making the case that the power lines will radiate interfering radio energy, impeding amateur radio activities. The League has filed several interference reports with the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[10]. In There was an error working with the wiki: Code[28], the ARRL provided key communications assistance to officials coordinating There was an error working with the wiki: Code[29].

External articles and references

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ARRLWeb: ARRL Home Page

ARRLWeb W1AW, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1], Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation.

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