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ARDC helps ham radio prepare for “the big one”

Emergency and public service communications is one of the reasons that amateur radio exists. While recent advances–such as satellite communications and trunked communications systems–have perhaps diminished the importance of amateur radio in emergency communications, amateur radio still has a critical … Continue reading

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2021 Audited 990-PF (Tax Return) & Financial Statements

ARDC is pleased to share our 2021 audited 990-PF (tax return) and financial statements, which are now posted on https://www.ampr.org/about/legal. 2021 Audited Financial Statements 2021 Tax Return (IRS Form 990-PF) 2021 was a year of tremendous growth for ARDC. This … Continue reading

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Technical Advisory Committee

Please submit applications by Nov. 12, 2022! We are now accepting applications from those wishing to serve on our Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) in 2023. These are volunteer positions, with a term of one year (January to December). About the … Continue reading

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ARDC Welcomes Technical Director Jon Kemper, KA6NVY

 ARDC is pleased to announce that Jon Kemper (KA6NVY) has joined our staff as Director of Technology. In his role, he will be working with the foundation, volunteers and community members to lead the assessment, development, and implementation of new … Continue reading

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Grants Advisory Committee

The deadline for applying for these positions is November 12, 2022 We are now accepting applications from those wishing to serve on our Grants Advisory Committee (GAC). These are volunteer positions, with a term of one year (January to December). … Continue reading

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July 2022 Community Meeting Recap

On July 16, 2022, ARDC held its second community meeting of the year. There were just over 30 attendees. Below is a recording of the meeting and a recap. In addition to watching the video, you can download the slides. Times … Continue reading

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New grants management system to make applying for and tracking grants easier

Since ARDC began awarding grants, we’ve been using a software package called HotCRP. While HotCRP has served us reasonably well, it’s designed to manage conference paper submissions, not grant applications. Enter Hypha. Hypha is an open-source submission management platform designed … Continue reading

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Join us on Saturday, July 16, for our next community meeting

Community meetings have become a tradition at ARDC. It’s a chance for us to keep you up to date on the things that we’re working on and the grants we’ve made, and it’s an opportunity for you to share your … Continue reading

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ARDC is looking for a Director of Technology [POST FILLED!]

This job posting has now been filled. See ARDC Welcomes Technical Director Jon Kemper, KA6NVY for more info. ARDC is growing again! This time we’re looking for a Director of Technology. This person will be someone that: Can work with … Continue reading

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What makes a good proposal?

Some pointers for making your proposal stand out. As ARDC grows, we’re getting more proposals than ever before, and the way we evaluate grant proposals is evolving. Of course, we’re still looking for proposals that support and promote amateur radio, … Continue reading

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