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The Association of Saints Church Radio Amateurs

The following information describes our organization.

What is ASCRA?
  • The membership is largely radio amateurs who are members of the Community of Christ formerly The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (RLDS)
  • Why was ASCRA created?
  • David Bland, KD4GH, felt divinely directed in 1975 to organize the hundreds of licensed amateur radio operators within the membership of the RLDS church.
  • Our Purpose as an Affiliated Organization of Community of Christ:

  • To establish, maintain, support, and operate an association of persons commonly interested in amateur radio communication, and

  • legally utilize communication skills and the licenses granted to service our community and, in this way, lessen the burden of government, and service any religious and charitable organization and in this way lessen human suffering.

  • Provide for mutual improvement through the various teaching skills, fostering the professional competence of the amateur radio licensee, and to promote the performance responsibilities, ethics, and general educational level of the amateur radio licensee.

  • Conduct and encourage scientific research and investigation into the radio and electronics art.

  • Do everything necessary, suitable, and proper for the accomplishment of the forgoing purposes and anything which the Board of Directors of the Association may deem conclusive or expedient for the proper conduct of the Association and for the carrying out its purposes.

  • Support the Enduring Principles and Mission Initiatives of Community of Christ through use of amateur radio communications for fellowship and mission needs.

  • To be a public benefit corporation whose purpose shall be religious, charitable, scientific and educational within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and to be conducted in accordance with applicable Federal laws and regulations and the laws of the State of Missouri.

  • Other ASCRA features

  • VHF repeaters in Lamoni, Iowa and Independence, MO 147.13/73

  • HF station, W0SHQ, located in the Auditorium, Independence, MO supporting missions and missionaries abroad.

  • Web site, ASCRA.ORG

  • Licensing classes taught annually in Lamoni, Iowa

  • HF fellowship nets Sundays, 2:30 PM Cent., 7.190:\; 3:30 PM Cent., 14.287

  • Quarterly newsletters, In-Service

  • Twelve elected directors

  • Annual business meetings
  • ASCRA
    P.O. Box 73
    Independence, Missouri USA 64051

    SITE LINKS:

    Introduction Membership Organization Directors
    Bylaws Roster Activities Newsletter


    Other links of Interest to Amateur Radio Operators

    updated 8/27/2016