Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a non-profit private foundation whose mission is to support, promote, and enhance amateur radio, digital communications and communication science and technology. We do this in two ways:

  1. Make grants that align with our mission.
  2. Administer 44Net, a block of IP addresses that radio amateur use to conduct scientific research and to experiment with digital communications.

Meet Our Staff


John Hays, K7VE

Outreach Manager

Chelsea Párraga, KF0FVJ
Grants Manager

Also on staff, but not attending the Workshop: 

  • Rosy Schechter, KJ7RYV, Executive Director
  • Dan Romanchik, KB6NU, Communications Manager
  • Merideth Stroh Administrative Coordinator

Last October, we appeared on Ham Nation, where we discussed the work we do at ARDC. (Our interview starts at the 2:30 mark.)

To learn more

To learn more about ARDC, you can visit our booth at the CubeSat Developers Workshop or visit our website for general information or for information on how to apply for a grant. To learn more about 44Net, visit the 44Net Wiki.