EAAR logo (book, radio antenna, and KE3AAR)
The Education Alliance for Amateur Radio (EAAR) promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education through youth and community education and collaboration with other Amateur Radio organizations.

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How does radio enhance STEM education?

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are basic tenets of our organization. EAAR’s goals include getting information out to educators, schools, youth groups, and others so they may learn the basic concepts and principles used in the field of electricity and radio transmission. The concepts learned in Amateur Radio will transfer to engineering principles, scientific theories, and math needed to properly calculate appropriate values needed for specific projects.

EAAR Activities

For upcoming activities, please check our Facebook Page

  • Need to get your Ticket? May 9, 2021

    Partnering with Laurel VEC, The Education Alliance for Amateur Radio will be holding

    in-person VE Testing Sessions for all radio elements.

    Where: Upper Pottsgrove Twp. Building 1409 Farmington Ave. Pottstown PA 19464.

    When: Sunday, June 6, 2021 1 PM

    Cost: None (FCC fees do apply)

    Preregistration is required - no walk-ins

    CDC COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

    Additional instructions and Preregistration (click link below)

    Additional questions contact walter.skavinsky@radiostemalliance.org

  • EAAR Merit Badge Classes at Mini-camp August 2, 2020

    The Educational Alliance for Amateur Radio (EAAR) was invited to Troop 108 East Greenville PA. mini-summer camp on August 1st -2nd.    
    Nine fingerprinting and three radio merit badges students.  Students did on air contacts and eight scouts did fox hunting over three classes. All Covid-19 procedures were observed.

     Walt Skavinsky (KB3SBC) teaching the Radio Merit Badge with "Big Green" in the background

  • Philadelphia Scouting Festival & JOTA August 25, 2019

    Jamboree on the Air at Lighthouse Field

    Once again (EAAR) will participate in the Philadelphia Scouting Festival at Lighthouse Field in Philadelphia.  

    On October 19, EAAR will have a solar power radio station station set up (Big Green) for both will Jamboree on the Air and the radio merit badge.  

    For more information on the Philadelphia Scouting Festival at Lighthouse Field, please visit https://colbsa.org/activities-2/phila/

  • Ursinus College 150 Fest Special Event Station August 25, 2019

    On September 1st 2019 Ursinus College will be kicking off a year long celebration of its 150th anniversary.   In recognition of this milestone the Education Alliance for Amateur Radio will participate in the celebration by hosting a special event station on amateur radio.  The callsign for the station will be W3Z .   The "Z" acknowledges the founder of the college, Zacharias Ursinus.  The station will be on the air from 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to approximately 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time September 1st 2019.  The station will utilize the 20 and 40 meter bands.  A special commemorative QSL card will be sent to the first 200 amateurs contacting this special event station.
    When: Sun Sep 1, 2019 10am – 7pm EDT
    Where: Ursinus College, 601 E Main St, Collegeville, PA 19426, USA 
    For more information about Ursinus College visit https://www.ursinus.edu/about/150fest/

About Us

The Education Alliance for Amateur Radio (EAAR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 2016 to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education through youth and community education and collaboration with other Amateur Radio organizations. EAAR members also directly promote Amateur Radio with education and training.

EAAR’s goals are to:

  1. Promote STEM as a resource for local communities by providing funding, equipment and educational services.
  2. Promote Amateur Radio by educating the community through interactive demonstrations.
  3. Collaborate with other Amateur Radio organizations and local emergency management groups to advance education in Amateur Radio.

EAAR Director’s are unpaid volunteers. They are currently licensed Amateur Radio operators in good standing with the United States FCC Amateur Radio Service and members of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the nation’s largest association for Amateur Radio. In addition, they are certified as volunteers as required by the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Act. Several EAAR Board members are ARRL Registered License Instructors and BSA Radio Merit Badge Counselors.

Meet Our Board

Support EAAR

Your contributions, however big or small, help further EAAR’s mission. Contributions are tax deductible, and an invoice will be provided.

To make a donation or learn about volunteering, contact info@radiostemalliance.org

Want to know more? Contact our board of directors at info@radiostemalliance.org