AMRAD began as an informal group in 1972 and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1975 as a nonprofit organization, Corporate ID 0159906-7.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service recognizes AMRAD as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt scientific and educational organization, EIN 51-0176767.
The purpose of AMRAD is to develop skills and knowledge in radio and electronic technology, advocate design of experimental equipment and techniques, promote basic and applied research, organize technical forums and symposiums, collect and disseminate technical information and provide repeaters.
AMRAD is affiliated with the National Association for Amateur Radio, ARRL.
AMRAD is a member of The Mid-Atlantic Repeater Council (T-MARC).