Amateur Radio Safety Foundation Inc

Dedicated to efficient digital communications for safety.

aka ARSFI, Winlink Global Radio Email (Project)   |   ROCKLEDGE, FL   |  https://arsfi.org

Mission

The primary purpose of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation is to provide for the formation, training, maintenance, and testing of volunteer licensed amateur radio emergency services and networks using state of the art communications technology. These services and networks to serve the general public by facilitating emergency, health, or welfare communication in times of disaster or other communications emergencies.

Ruling year info

2007

President

Mr. Loring Kutchins

Main address

6143 ANCHOR LN

ROCKLEDGE, FL 32955 USA

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EIN

20-5586920

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (M11)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Daily operational and development costs of the Winlink Global Radio Email®️ system are rising as worldwide internet and data center use become ubiquitous. As a public benefit corporation, ARSFI aims to fund the costs of the project, manage the intellectual property developed for public benefit, and promote and manage the talent contributing technical expertise.

Our programs

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Winlink Global Radio Email®️

Winlink is a worldwide radio email service that uses radio pathways where the internet is not present, and is capable of operating completely without the internet--automatically--using smart-network radio relays. Winlink provides its users email with attachments, position reporting, weather and information bulletins, and is well-known for its role in emergency and disaster relief communications. Licensed Winlink operators/stations use both amateur radio and government radio frequencies worldwide. The system is built, operated and administered entirely by licensed volunteers. Support for the system is provided by the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc., a US 501(c)(3) non-profit, public-benefit entity. Winlink Global Radio Email®️ is a US registered trademark and service mark of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Fund daily operational costs of the Winlink Global Radio Email®️ system.
Build an endowment to fund the Winlink Global Radio Email®️ system into the future.
Manage ARSFI intellectual property for long-term Public Benefit.
Promote technical contributions from talented individuals.
Promote growth of the Winlink system's use.

Promote voluntary user registrations of client software for the Winlink system.
Solicit charitable donations to ARSFI through the ARSFI and Winlink web sites.
Maintain ARSFI ownership of intellectual property used in the Winlink system.
Invite talented individuals to perform specific work tasks on Winlink sub-projects.
Promote knowledge and training of Winlink's capabilities, benefits, and use among Civilian, Government, and Military Emergency Managers, and the licensed amateur radio operators who supply most operational services.

High-availability and highly-used web sites for information, technical support, operation and training.
Long-time volunteer staff of key software developers, IT specialists and system administrators.
Technical user base of tens of thousands from which volunteers are recruited.
Twenty-year evolving base of software technology on which to build.

Donation levels meet current operational costs and provide a surplus for an endowment. Current efforts to operate, administer, and promote the Winlink system are adequate to meet goals, except for finding appropriately skilled and talented individuals willing to contribute development time and effort as a volunteer. Future needs may need to be met by paying contractors to accomplish certain sub-project goals.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Amateur Radio Safety Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Loring Kutchins

Gerald Muething

KN6KB

Steve Waterman

K4CJX

Tom Lafleur

KA6IQA

Phil Sherrod

W4PHS

Tom Whiteside

N5TW

Scott Miller

K6SKM

Lee Inman

K0QED

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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