The mission of the AARC is to vigorously promote, support, and lead amateur radio activities in a manner that honors and exemplifies the radio amateurs code, builds esprit de corps within our membership, and serves our communitys needs.
We sponsor the Radio Science & Operations Center (RSOC) where we maintain and operate equipment ready for emergencies, train operators and youth on electronic and radio principles, store mobile equipment, build and test systems, and render amateur radio license examinations on behalf of the FCC.
We are all volunteers. We have no paid staff. We maintain radio equipment that covers the region, state, and even the world, including HF, VHF, UHF, microwave, and even satellite systems. We have equipment in hospitals, the State of Alaska Emergency Operations Center, the Anchorage Operations Center, and other important locations. We exercise these resources regularly to be ready for emergencies, and even use them to provide free radio communications support to a host of public events such as the Gold Nugget Triathlon, Walk for Hope, Walk MS: Anchorage, Alaska Run for Women, to name just a few.
We offer radio license preparation classes to prospective operators, conduct youth radio camps in the summer, provide "tech" talks at monthly general membership meetings, and assist with radio experiments with entities like High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP). We even offer the RSOC as a meeting place for other community organizations.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
Pick.Click.Give. helps us keep our emergency communications systems turned on and current, helps us pay our utility bills and other expenses incurred to operate the RSOC and radio repeater sites, It helps us fund needed facility upgrades (new roof, electrical upgrades, plumbing upgrades). It helps us fund needed equipment for youth education and training including electronic training systems, computers, test equipment, and kits/materials.