Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule
Part 97.1, states:
"The rules and regulations in this Part are designed to
provide an amateur radio service having a fundamental
purpose as expressed in the following principles:
"(a) Recognition and
enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the
public as a voluntary noncommercial communication
service, particularly with respect to providing
"(b) Continuation and
extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute
to the advancement of the radio art.
"(c) Encouragement and
improvement of the amateur service through rules which
provide for advancing skills in both the communications
and technical phases of the art.
"(d) Expansion of the
existing reservoir within the amateur radio service of
trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts.
"(e) Continuation and
extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance
To that end, the Athens
Radio Club is a club for licensed Amateur (Ham) Radio
operators and other interested individuals who desire to
be involved in those principles listed above through
mentoring, educating, encouraging one another in
achieving those principles, and providing opportunities
for public service.
The Athens Radio Club's governing documents include
the Articles of Incorporation (Amended) as a Georgia
non-profit corporation and the
adopted by the Club's membership.