Special Service Clubs
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What is a Special Service Club (SSC)?
According to the ARRL, a SSC is, "A club that exists to go above and beyond for their communities and for Amateur Radio is what defines a Special Service Club (SSC). They are the leaders in their Amateur Radio communities who provide active training classes, publicity programs and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities."
What are the requirements of a SSC?
According to the ARRL, you must, "have met our agreement to develop our skills in the specified areas during the past two years in accordance with the guidelines in the Active Club On-Line Primer. With this application we apply for renewal as an ARRL Special Service Club for the year to come. We have worked closely with our Affiliated Club Coordinator throughout the year. Recently we have discussed our successes and problems during the past year, reviewed our current strengths and weaknesses and agreed on an acceptable program for the coming two years."
Becoming an SSC is a necessary step up for your club to attract more hams and get the extra accreditation it needs to really feel ready for anything.
What can I do to apply?
To apply, I recommend first discussing it with me. I would be happy to talk on the phone about what an SSC is and means. It's honestly very simple, and I'd be happy to chat about it. Contact me through my contact form in the home page or chat in the bottom right corner of your screen.
To fill out the application after talking to me about it, you can go to www.arrl.org/ssc-application