• Kid soldering wire to a circuit board

    ARDC Helps Kids Succeed

    ARDC makes grants that helps kids get involved in amateur radio, giving them experiences that will help them succeed in technical careers.

    Apply for a grant

  • Circuit boards for the M17 Project

    ARDC Funds Tech Projects

    ARDC funds development projects that advance the state of the radio art. One such project is the M17 Project, which is advancing the state of the art in digital communications.

    Apply for a grant

  • Handwritten thank you note for scholarship

    ARDC Scholarships

    ARDC partners with organizations like ARRL, Society of Women Engineers, and universities that serve underserved groups to provide scholarships to students pursuing technical degrees. These scholarship programs make selections based on a mix of need and merit, and many students write to us to let us know that they would not be able to attend college without scholarship assistance.

    Learn about scholarships

  • Rows of binary code, reflecting Amateur Radio Digital Communications' (ARDCs) management of 44Net

    ARDC Manages 44Net

    44Net is shorthand for Internet network 44 (,, also known as AMPRNet. Since its allocation to amateur radio in the mid-1980s, the network has been used by amateur radio operators to conduct scientific research and to experiment with digital communications over radio.

    Get started with 44Net

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a private foundation that exists to support amateur radio and digital communication science and technology. We do this through making grants (including support for scholarship programs and research & development projects) and managing 44Net.

For more information, email us anytime: contact@ardc.net.