Overview of the society
Föreningen Experimenterande Svenska Radioamatörer, ESR ("The Society of Experimenting Swedish Radio Amateurs") is an independent society for spreading knowledge of radio communications technology devoted to the Amateur Radio Service. The society is situated in Sweden.
ESR was founded in August 2003 and today counts some 350 members.
The aims of the society are to increase both theoretical and practical technical knowledge among radio amateurs, to work for better operating standards, and to encourage the amateur service to work and act according to the intents in the definition found in the ITU Radio Regulations.
The society maintains a web-site (www.esr.se) for disseminating general information about radio technology, holds technical seminars and exhibitions in connection with amateur radio gatherings and Field Days, and in general aims to improve the technical standards by publishing qualified contributions from the general membership.
Bona fide radio amateurs, regardless of nationality, are admitted into the society, and a cross-section of the membership shows that members usually have a qualified background. Many ESR members are practising radio engineers, university teachers, engineering consultants or otherwise hold qualified positions in administration, military service branches or industry.
Most ESR members are also members of the Swedish national society, SSA.