Awesome Moments from Hamvention 2024

Last month, ARDC attended Hamvention 2024, and it was amazing! Our booth was buzzing with activity: we enjoyed seeing many of our current and prospective grantees and all of the folks that are interested in getting started on 44Net. Here’s a brief look back at Hamvention weekend. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our … Read More

ARDC Launches 44Net Portal 2.0

ARDC is thrilled to publicly announce the launch of the 44Net Portal 2.0, now live at This update brings a host of new features and improvements aimed to enhance the overall user experience, including: an improved, modern user interface (UI), a modern, secure framework, capability to facilitate of a pool of administrators, DNS management, … Read More

Remembering John Hays K7VE SK

As many of you likely know by now, we recently lost one of our beloved colleagues and friends: John Hays K7VE. Those who knew John – of which there were many – knew he was incredibly passionate about amateur radio and a brilliant engineer. First licensed in 1973 under the call sign WN7WHV, John was … Read More

2023 ARDC Annual Report Now Available

The 2023 ARDC Annual Report is now available. Highlights from 2023 include:  Launching a new and responsive website Approving 69 grants, totaling about $5.3 million Ria Jairam N2RJ joining our Board of Directors Upon Dan Romanchik’s KB6NU retirement, Rebecca Key KO4KVG joining Staff as Communications Manager The TAC developing a proof-of-concept Point-of-Presence (PoP) architecture … Read More

ARDC Welcomes New Committee Members for 2024

This blog post was updated on 2/23/2024 to introduce a new member of our TAC and to also acknowledge that one of our new CRC members has sadly become an SK. Welcome to a whole new year – and new volunteer teams for our four Advisory Committees! They are: Grants Advisory Committee (GAC) – reviews … Read More

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