Category Archives: ARDC News

2022 ARDC Annual Report now available

The 2022 ARDC Annual Report is now available. As you’ll see when you read the report, we accomplished quite a bit last year, including:  Approving 101 grants! Last year, we approved over $6 million in grants and distributed about … Continue reading

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ARDC Welcomes New GAC and TAC Members

Some of the most important people in the ARDC organization are the volunteers serving on the Grants Advisory Committee (GAC) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The GAC reviews and advises the ARDC Board of Directors on eligible proposals and helps … Continue reading

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Bob McGwier, N4HY, Resigning from ARDC Board

After serving ARDC for two years, Bob McGwier, N4HY, is resigning from the ARDC Board of Directors on December 31, 2022.  Though he is departing our organization as a director, we don’t imagine that Bob will be a stranger to … Continue reading

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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.ardc.net/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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