Public Service

Use Your License to Serve the Community

ARRL's volunteer Amateur Radio operators help their communities in good times and bad, through community events, disaster response, and various programs.

  • Public Service Resources

    View PowerPoint presentations, videos, and additional resources on Public Service. Learn More

  • Public Service Forms

    Find Public Service and Field Organization forms and materials. Learn More

  • ARES Manual

    Check out the ARES Manual. Learn More

  • Public Service Training

    Find useful resources on public service equipment, operating, and regulations Learn More

  • Served Agencies & Partners

    How can I get involved? Discover what organizations need volunteers. Learn More

  • ARRL Field Organization

    ARRL volunteers provide leadership in a variety of positions within the ARRL Field Organization. Find volunteers or become an appointee. Learn More

  • Emergency Training

    Be prepared to help your community during a disaster. Get the special training required to be an ARRL emergency communications volunteer. Learn More

  • Ham Aid

    Ham Aid equipment is available on loan to Amateur Radio organizations during disaster response when communications equipment is unavailable. Learn More

  • NTS

    The ARRL National Traffic System (NTS) handles written messages via several modes of communication. Learn More

  • Public Service Honor Roll

    Each month in QST, the Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) recognizes the efforts of Amateur Radio operators... Learn More

  • Find your Section Manager

    ARRL Divisions are divided up by state. Find your section to search for your SM. Learn More

  • Sign up for a Course

    View ARRL's online course catalog which provides course descriptions and instructions on how to enroll in public service courses. Learn More


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