Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip

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* Scouting Magazine: <span class="plainlinks">[https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2013/01/24/amateur-radio-operators-wear-your-smarts-on-your-sleeve/ Amateur radio operators: Wear your smarts on your sleeve] &ndash; a January 24, 2013 [https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org ''Bryan on Scouting'']</span> blog article &mdash; Blog.ScoutingMagazine.org
 
* ARRL: <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.arrl.org/news/bsa-to-offer-amateur-radio-operator-rating-strip BSA to Offer Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip]</span> &ndash; a January 18, 2013 ARRL announcement &mdash; ARRL.org
* ARRL: <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.arrl.org/news/bsa-to-offer-amateur-radio-operator-rating-strip BSA to Offer Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip]</span> &ndash; a January 18, 2013 ARRL announcement &mdash; ARRL.org
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* Scouting Magazine: <span class="plainlinks">[https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2013/01/24/amateur-radio-operators-wear-your-smarts-on-your-sleeve/ Amateur radio operators: Wear your smarts on your sleeve] &ndash; a January 24, 2013 [https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org ''Bryan on Scouting'']</span> blog article &mdash; Blog.ScoutingMagazine.org
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* K2BSA: <span class="plainlinks">[https://k2bsa.net/2018/10/amateur-radio-operator-rating-strip-discontinued/ ''Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip — Discontinued'']</span> (9 October 2018) &mdash; K2BSA.net
* FCC: <span class="plainlinks">[https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/bureau-divisions/mobility-division/amateur-radio-service FCC &ndash; Amateur Radio Service]</span> &mdash; FCC.gov
* FCC: <span class="plainlinks">[https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/bureau-divisions/mobility-division/amateur-radio-service FCC &ndash; Amateur Radio Service]</span> &mdash; FCC.gov
* Scout Shop <span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/amateur-radio-operator-rating-strip-emblem-617431.html Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip Emblem, SKU: 617431]</span> &mdash; ScoutShop.org
* Scout Shop <span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/amateur-radio-operator-rating-strip-emblem-617431.html Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip Emblem, SKU: 617431]</span> &mdash; ScoutShop.org

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Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip has been discontinued. (See Discontinued awards.)

Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip

This cloth emblem (No. 617431) is worn on the right sleeve of the uniform,
below the U.S. flag and any patrol emblem, den emblem, or unit awards.
Created:February 15, 2013; Discontinued: February 1, 2016
Level:Any registered youth or adult member
Shortcut:
ARO

The Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip was mistakenly thought to have been approved by BSA at the same time the Morse Code strip was approved. It was never actually approved and was manufactured and sold through a miscommunication. This strip was one of a flurry of "rating strips" that were requested for a variety of professions and certifications, all of which were unanimously declined.[Note 1]

Nevertheless, the Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip remains available through the Scout Shop (while supplies last) to recognize Scouts and Scouters who have demonstrated their knowledge and expertise with ham radio operations by obtaining a valid amateur radio license. It also recognizes the members' availability for communication services for events and activities as well as for emergencies.[Note 2]

The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. These services present an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical investigations.
Amateur Radio Service (Federal Communications Commission)


Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip requirements

  1. Be a registered youth or adult member with a valid amateur radio operator license, of any class, issued by the Federal Communications Commission.[Note 3]

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Notes

Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip uniform placement graphic.
Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip uniform placement graphic.
  1. See Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip — Discontinued; K2BSA.net; Wilson, Jim; 9 October 2018
  2. The rating strip is worn on the right sleeve, in position 3, under the US Flag (position 1), and patrol emblem or den emblem (position 2). If a unit award is present in position 3, the rating strip is worn in position 4. If no patrol or den emblems are present, it is still worn in position 3.
  3. A General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) license is not an Amateur Radio Service license and does not fulfill the requirement for this recognition. Only current Technician-, General-, and Amateur Extra-class (including, any grandfathered Novice-, Technician Plus-, and Advanced-class) Amateur Radio Service operator class licenses are valid.

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