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By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Ham Statistics uUuUS Hams lAlApproximately 700,000 lAlARRL members: approximately 165,000 (24%)
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Purpose uFor over 90 years, the ARRL has sought to affiliate itself with organized, non-commercial Amateur Radio Groups and Societies with similar aims and purposes. uResult: Stronger clubs, a stronger ARRL, and a stronger Amateur Radio service uThere are currently over 2,200 ARRL affiliated clubs nationwide.
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Affiliation Advantages uARRL-provided Club Presidents Workbook l Includes a planning guide and set of monthly calendars l Ranked most valuable benefit in recent club survey uAssociation with over 2200 like-minded clubs with similar goals l Remember, there is strength in numbers uReferrals of prospective radio amateurs to your club l Great for new member promotion
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Affiliation Advantages (Cont.) u$15 commission for every new ARRL member recruited by your club l Or > 2 year lapsed membership renewal u10% commission on ARRL publication sales at ARRL-registered conventions uFree mailing labels or lists of ARRL members or clubs once a year uFree geographical lists of all amateurs in a specific city uClub E-MAIL forwarding service
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Affiliation Advantages (Cont.) uFree lists of other affiliated clubs in your Section for coordinating large-scale events uFree clip-art l Great for your newsletter, etc. uThe ability to order (for free) the ARRL Annual Report (the business report of the ARRL) uARRL-sponsored liability and equipment insurance l Includes liability insurance for hamfests, flea markets, etc.
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Affiliation Advantages (Cont.) uAffiliated clubs can obtain the following ARRL books for $200 for donating to local libraries or schools: l #1964 ARRL Handbook $34.95ARRL Handbook l #9043 ARRL Antenna Book $39.95ARRL Antenna Book l #9132 ARRL Operating Manual $25.00ARRL Operating Manual l #6583 Radio Amateur's Satellite Handbook $24.95Radio Amateur's Satellite Handbook l #8810 Now You're Talking! $19.95Now You're Talking l #9205 ARRL General Class License Manual $16.95ARRL General Class License Manual l #8659 ARRL Extra Class License Manual $24.95ARRL Extra Class License Manual l #9000 ARRL FCC Rule Book $12.95ARRL FCC Rule Book l #3983 Understanding Basic Electronics $20.00Understanding Basic Electronics l #6834 RFI Book $24.95RFI Book l #0356 Morse Code: The Essential Language $8.00Morse Code: The Essential Language l #8314 Your Intro. to Morse Code (audio CDs) $14.95Your Intro. to Morse Code (audio CDs) l #8225 N0AX's Radio Puzzler $7.95N0AX's Radio Puzzler l #9272 ARRL Instructor's Manual $9.95ARRL Instructor's Manual l #2701 Transmitter Hunting $24.95Transmitter Hunting l #7717 ARRL Map of the World (azimuthal) $12.00ARRL Map of the World (azimuthal) l #4289 Night Signals (fiction) $6.00Night Signals (fiction)
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Affiliation Advantages (Cont.) uOnly affiliated clubs are eligible for participation in the club gavel competitions l ARRL DX Contest, November Sweepstakes, VHF Sweepstakes, and 160 & 10 meter Contests uOfficial ARRL Affiliated club stationery u50% discount on club advertisements in QST
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Affiliated Club Annual Report Form uEach affiliated club is required to submit an annual report form FSD-2 each year l Contains all of the latest information about the club. uHowever, if there is a change in officers, addresses or other data, a report can be submitted at any time.
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Annual Report Form (Cont.) uThis can now be done on line l http://www.arrl.org/field/club/biglist.html uOn Big List page l Select section, Sort By, enter club name, click on show clubs. Your club data sheet will appear. l Go to the bottom of the page where it asks for update information, complete with new data and submit. uThe contact person (officer) of each club should access and check their information sheet and submit an update if necessary.
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Categories of Affiliation uThe following types of clubs can affiliate with the ARRL l Local Amateur Radio clubs l Regionally or nationally organized Amateur Radio groups l Local school or youth groups l Amateur Radio clubs in homes for the elderly or disabled l Club councils (clubs of clubs).
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Affiliation Requirements uAt least 51% of your voting membership must be full or associate ARRL members. uAt least 51% of your voting membership must be licensed amateurs. uYou must have a club constitution. uYour club's goals must not conflict with the goals of the ARRL.
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Affiliation Requirements (Cont.) uFor a school or youth group club, only one member (president, faculty advisor or similar person) must be an ARRL member. Also, the club name must indicate that the group is youth or school oriented. uFor a Club Council, 51% of the clubs in the council must be active affiliated clubs.
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Forms Required uTo obtain the necessary forms, write to: American Radio Relay League Club Program 225 Main Street Newington, CT 06111 Or call: 860-594-0264. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Special Service Club Program uCuClubs that go above and beyond for their communities and for Amateur Radio can become Special Service Clubs (SSCs). SSCs are clubs with active training classes, publicity programs and members who actively pursue technical projects and operating activities.
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 SSCs (Cont.) uTuTo become an SSC, youre club must be involved in: lNlNew ham development and training lPlPublic Relations lElEmergency Communications lClContinuing education in technical advancement lAlActive club participation in one or more major operating or operating support activities lAlAt least three special interests and activities that make the club unique
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 SSC Application Forms uTuThe application form may obtained through the ARRL web page. http://www.arrl.org uAuAdditionally, you must fill out a yearly Special Service Club renewal form which describes your planned programs and activities.
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 SSC Benefits uIuIn addition to the Affiliated Club benefits, SSCs also receive the following additional benefits: lAlARRL Headquarters furnishes SSCs with lists/labels of newly licensed amateurs in the immediate area on a regular basis to help in recruiting new members. lSlSSCs get special recognition in QST as they renew or become SSCs. lSlSSCs are also eligible to appoint local Awards Managers.
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Conclusion uSeriously consider becoming an ARRL-affiliated club. uThe club benefits are significant! uThe effort to affiliate is small.
By Dan Vanevenhoven,N9LVS Copyright 2005 Credit uContributors l Original by Phil Salas - AD5X l ARRL uMore Information l ARRL l Section Manager l Affiliated Club Coordinator