Mission: The purposes for which our corporation is formed are the following: the promotion of interest in amateur radio communication and experimentation; the establishment of amateur radio networks to provide electronic communications in the event of disasters or other emergencies; the furtherance of public welfare; the advancement of the radio art; the fostering and promotion of non-commercial intercommunication by electronic means throughout the world; the fostering of education in the field of electronic communication; the promotion and conduct of research and development to further the development of electronic communication; the dissemination of technical, educational and scientific information relating to electronic communication; and the printing and publishing of documents, books, magazines, news letters and pamphlets necessary or incidental to any of the above purposes.
Programs: Promotion of public interest in and experimentation with amateur radio communications, encouragement of the exchange of ideas and expertise among members and various other membership programs.
qst: monthly periodical for arrl members (circulation apprx. 143,667) to deliver news and information related to amateur radio including product reviews and editorial content. Approximately 605 copies monthly are distributed through wholesalers.
advocacy: promote the use of amateur radio, especially as emergency communication in time of disaster. Monitor fcc regulations in regards to amateur radio on behalf of members. Monitor legislation as it relates to amateur radio to keep members informed of important changes.
provide technical information for the organization's regulatory efforts, product review testing and provide technological support to members.