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Help us make Amateur Radio accessible for everyone.

Did you know that Boston Amateur Radio Club is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization? We established ourselves as a non-profit back in 1998 to make way for the future of our club.

This non-profit status gives us many advantages, only some of which we’re familiar with. Non-profit status enables us to receive tax deductible donations, for instance. This is the one most people think of.

Our non-profit status benefits us in many other ways. Our website hosting, for example, is being given to us for free because we are a non-profit. We are part of a Google Ad program that gives us several hundred dollars in advertising each year.

Each of these advantages enables us to do better and our mission as a club – to bring Amateur Radio to…everyone!

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The largest goal of the Boston Amateur Radio Club is to make Amateur Radio accessible to not only more people, but more types of people. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the hobby and skills that come with it.

We already know the advantages Amateur Radio can give people. Now we need to tell the world! Many of us came into our careers via what we learned in Amateur Radio. There are people who think those days are gone. Today’s rigs seem to be far more complex to be built by anyone in their basement. That may be true, but the principles remain the same, and transceivers, antennas, etc. can still be built and understood.

Additionally, today’s Amateur Radio gives us more than just radio. Today’s Amateur Radio operator can indulge interests in, and learn about, orbital mechanics and digital network design.

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You need an understanding of these things in order to use radios to talk to the ISS, and figure out how packet radio works. Due to this, Amateur Radio encourages people to dive into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topics.

The original mission of Amateur Radio was to teach people about new technology. That mission not only still exists, it’s more important than ever. Help us bring that mission to the masses!