Technical Coordinator
Brian Arsenault N1FIY

Contact Info:
900 Whittemore Street
Leicester, MA 01524
508-612-2124
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First licensed in 1987, Brian is an Extra class operator. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Brian currently works as a Manager and Principal Engineer at EMC Corporation and holds 6 US Patents.

While at WPI, he was a member of the WPI Wireless Association. Brian is currently a member of the Worcester Emergency Communications Team and the Quaboag Valley Amateur Radio Club. He is also active in ARES, RACES, and Skywarn.

Brian’s interests in amateur radio include circuit design and building, circuit modeling, VHF/UHF/Microwave building and operating, chasing DX, Contesting, and EmComm. He’s been designing, building, and repairing gear and test equipment since the early 1990’s and is always looking to expand his collection of parts and equipment.

Born and raised in Worcester, Brian and his wife Tracy (N1ITZ) live in the town of Leicester with their daughter.

Technical Coordinator Appointment Description

The ARRL Technical Coordinator (TC) is a section-level official appointed by the Section Manager to coordinate all technical activities within the section. The Technical Coordinator reports to the Section Manager and is expected to maintain contact with other section-level appointees as appropriate to insure a unified ARRL Field Organization within the section.

Requirements: Novice class license or higher; Full ARRL membership

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate the work of the section’s Technical Specialists (TS).
  • Encourage amateurs in the section to share their technical achievements with others through the pages of QST, and at club meetings, hamfests and conventions.
  • Promote technical advances and experimentation at vhf/uhf and with specialized modes, and work closely with enthusiasts in these fields within the section.
  • Serve as an advisor to radio clubs that sponsor training programs for obtaining amateur licenses or upgraded licenses in cooperation with the ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator.
  • In times of emergency or disaster, function as the coordinator for establishing an array of equipment for communications use and be available to supply technical expertise to government and relief agencies to set up emergency communications networks, in cooperation with the ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator.
    Refer amateurs in the section who need technical advice to local TS.
  • Encourage clubs to develop, and TS to serve on, RFI and TVI committees in the section for the purpose of rendering technical assistance as needed.
  • Be available to assist local technical program committees in arranging suitable programs for ARRL hamfests and conventions.
  • Convey the views of section amateurs and TSs about the technical contents of QST and ARRL books to ARRL HQ.
  • uggestions for improvements should also be called to the attention of the ARRL HQ technical staff.
  • Work with the appointed ARRL TAs (technical advisors) when called upon.
  • Be available to give technical talks at club meetings, hamfests and conventions in the section.