ARRL Board Approves Free Memberships for Students, Coding Competition
In an effort to engage young hams, the ARRL board has approved two new initiatives. Full-time students aged 21 and younger are now eligible for a free membership. ARRL will also establish a Student Coding Competition in which students aged 21 and under will design software applications with awards up to $25,000.
In addition to a focus on young hams, ARRL approved a number of other items, including:
- The reintroduction of ARRL Life Membership and 70+ Life Membership
- A goal of recruiting and developing greater participation in ARES
- Rebuke of efforts by the ad-hoc group "Shortwave Modernization Coalition"
Read the full Member Bulletin for a complete overview of board approvals.
Source: ARRL open_in_new
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