ARRL Board Approves Free Memberships for Students, Coding Competition

January 24, 2024

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

Submit a Story

Do you have a story to share with the ham radio community? We want to feature your amateur radio related story, event, project, or anything else related to the world of ham radio.

Submit your story