Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), known in French as Radio Amateurs du Canada, is a member-based, non-profit organization of amateur radio enthusiasts in Canada. The RAC represents the interests of amateur radio operators before Canadian governmental regulatory bodies, provides technical advice and assistance to amateur radio enthusiasts, and supports a number of educational programs throughout the country. The organization publishes a bimonthly magazine distributed to members called The Canadian Amateur. Radio Amateurs of Canada is the national member society representing Canada in the International Amateur Radio Union.
The ARRL “To promote and advance the art, science and enjoyment of Amateur Radio.”
Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim, ARRL (American Radio Relay League) is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Today, with more than 161,000 members, ARRL is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the world. ARRL’s mission is based on five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.