For more information, dues, or address changes, write to:
The International Radio Club of America (IRCA)
P.O. Box 60241
Lafayette, LA USA 70596
Click here for a membership form and some more information about IRCA.
For your convenience, dues can also be paid using Paypal (http://www.paypal.com) - payments can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org using a major credit card or an electronic draft. IMPORTANT: When joining this way, please be sure to include your membership information in the Paypal comments. Or, you can send a filled-out membership form to email@example.com.
Also, you may be interested in joining our FREE mailing list, [irca]. Not all members of IRCA post to [irca]; it isn't a requirement that you be a member, but some feel it is an excellent addition to club membership for staying as up-to-date with current DX conditions as possible.
There are a few guidelines for [irca]:
First - WELCOME to all who have just joined, for whatever reason! It's great to have you in [irca]!!
Next - IRCA provides this e-group as a service to all, not just club members; please keep in mind that the mailing list is NOT the club and vice versa - please don't discuss club business on [irca], as it's not fair to non-club members. Send your concerns or comments about the club to either IRCA president or the IRCA BOD.
Here is a gentle reminder about postings in this group, approved by the club's board of directors:
Please, be civil, no personal attacks(or attacks on groups of people, for that matter) - while they might be "interesting", this is not place for them. Take it to private e-mail. If you get your messages by e-mail, look at the header of a message for the "From:"field - that contains the author's e-mail address. Send your flames to that address, not [irca]. Consistent offenders against this policy will be asked to leave the list.
- When posting to [irca], make sure your message has some radio-related content in it, be it about a station, DXing in general, a receiver, IRCA, another radio club, etc. Please, this isn't the place for chit-chat. If you need to send a message that has nothing to do with radio, consider sending it directly to the person (or a group of people) you're talking to. You may need to change where your message is addressed to; if a message is going to the whole group, "firstname.lastname@example.org" will be in the "To:" field ( or "Mailing list for the International Radio Club of America ", but the address is all that's important in this case). If you wanted to send a message directly to a particular individual, say, instead of the group, you'd have to change that "To:" field to their e-mail address, say, email@example.com. To find that address, again, look at the headers of the message, and you'll find that address with their name. E-mail programs vary widely in what they allow you to do, but the Internet headers on a message are a standard - you should be able to find these regardless of what program you're using.
Any questions about these guidelines? Don't hesitate to ask!