American Radio Relay Leaguer (ARRL)
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the largest amateur radio arrl_logogroup in the United States. ARRL "advocates" for amateur radio before the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and the United States Congress. Their mission is to support the hobby in the United States and to protect the frequencies allocated to amateur radio in the U.S. and around the world. ARRL's mission is based on five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership. While it is beneficial to be a member of ARRL, membership is not a requirement when joining the Fond du Lac Amateur Radio Club.
US Amateur Radio Bands (Frequency Allocations)
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
ARES Registration Form (PDF)
Local Ham Radio Clubs