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Questions tagged [arrl]

American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the largest association of amateur radio enthusiasts in the USA

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Why do the metres seem to be increasing with frequency?

I went to the ARRL's band plan site at https://clatsopauxcomm.org/index.php/technical/arrl-band-plan, and the first table began with the 60-metre band, which starts at 1.8MHz and ends at 2.0MHz. ...
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What is my VE status?

I was an ARRL VE years ago. The info about ARRL VEs says that you remain a VE and the only way one will be dropped is loss of license. However, years ago to be a valid VE one would have to have a ...
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Best way for US ham to join RSGB

Overseas hams can join RSGB from their site for 51 GBP, which today is about 79 USD. USA hams can also join through the ARRL for 75 USD. Assuming the $4 is not a factor, are there any advantages to ...
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Beginner: Is there another book? [closed]

Is there another book I can use to study for my test? This ARRL Ham Radio License Manual book (Level 1 ) is HORRIBLE! I never had electronics anything in school nor electricity. I got through the ...
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What's the difference between national calling frequency and national simplex calling frequency in the 2m and 70cm band plans published by ARRL?

On the 2 meter and 70 centimeter band plans published by the ARRL, what is the difference in intended use between the calling frequencies (144.200, 432.10 MHz) and the simplex calling frequencies (146....
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Would I still be a valid volunteer examiner?

I'm currently an ARRL member, and a volunteer examiner under the ARRL/VEC. I find myself needing to cut back on expenses this year and may end up dropping the ARRL membership. If I do so, am I still ...
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The ARRL handbook updates yearly. Is it useful to buy it every year?

There seem to be updates to the ARRL handbook every year, but I don't know if the updates are significant or not. Is the yearly update minor, and buying a new one every 10 years would be enough to ...
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Is CW necessary to be competitive in most ARRL contests?

The ARRL hosts many contests throughout the year, and maintains a leaderboard of sorts to encourage competition. Is it possible to rank on any of the leaderboards without knowing or using morse code?
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How is a “Generally Inactive” ham determined for Field Day GOTA?

ARRL Field Day Rules allow a GOTA station to be operated by "a generally inactive licensee. " There are members of my club which started to become active again after a long term of inactivity a few ...