So I just mailed off my membership form for the ARRL. The ARRL is the American Radio Relay League, which is pretty much the Ham radio equivalent of the NRA for gun users. The ARRL communicates with the government to protect our rights as Ham operators.
They also have a lot of other perks like an overseas QSL card mailing service, email forwarding from KI6RLA@ARRL.net to my own email address, and a monthly magazine subscription.
Down the rabbit hole I go. Want to come along?