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

  • Ham Radio Technician Cram Class July 4, 2021

    Interesting in getting your ticket??? Well......

    This is an 8-hour cram class*, followed by a free license testing session (sponsored by Laurel VEC). . Not only will we review the material needed for the exam, but also, we would like to show you how to get “on the air” and enjoy the fun of having your "ticket".

    You need to review the material on your own as well as in the class.

    Studying is essential- It usually takes at least 10 hours of study to master the Technician exam materials

    Cost for the classes is $30. This includes the 2018-2022 Technician Class Manual by Gordon West and light refreshments. The license testing session is free, and you do not need to be part of the Cram Class to take your test that day. (pre-registration is required for the test session)

    The class schedule is as follows:

    Classroom Session September 12, 2021, 9am-1 pm

    Classroom Session September 26, 2021, 9am-1pm

    Testing Session: September 26, 2021, 1pm-3pm

    Location: The Upper Pottsgrove Twp Building,1409 Farmington Ave, Pottstown, PA 19464

    The Technician manuals will be distributed at the first classroom session. The deadline for registration is August 21, 2021. Fees are due at registration and all fees are non-refundable.

    Space for the class is limited to 10 participants.

    For additional information or to register for the class please email info@radiostemalliance.org

    *This class is taught by The Education Alliance for Amateur Radios’ staff who are ARRL & W5YI Group Registered Instructors.

  • 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

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