Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
The Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club e.V. or DARC is the national amateur radio society in Germany. The organization has over 44,000 members, approximately 60% of the ham radio operators in Germany. DARC membership benefits of the organization include QSL bureau services (in Germany access to QSL bureau services is restricted to DARC members only) and a monthly membership magazine called CQ DL. DARC promotes amateur radio by organizing classes and technical support to help enthusiasts earn their amateur radio license, as well as the world famous "Worked All Europe" contests in CW, SSB and RTTY.
DARC represents the interests of German amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners before German and international telecommunications regulatory authorities.(1) Also DARC is the national member society representing Germany in the International Amateur Radio Union.
- Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club e.V. (2008). "Statute of the DARC".