Assistant Section Manager Peter Mattice KD2JKV


Contact Info:
253 Wahconah Street, Apt 30
Pittsfield, MA 01201

 I grew up in Albany, New York. I have been involved with radio about 30 years ago when I was 13 with listening to short wave, AM broadcasts and ham radio. I sent reports and got a lot of QSL cards back from both AM and ham. I added a CB radio to my shack and was involved with Albany County NY REACT as I assisted truckers with traffic reports and helped stranded motorists.

Life took me in other directions and I had to give up the hobby at that point for way too long.

I started as an Member of I worked as a dispatcher for the Hudson Valley AAA.

I got my Amateur License finally on Sept. 25th, 2015 after returning to the hobby in May of 2015. I recently upgraded to General Class.

Prior to moving to Massachusetts I was Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Albany County ARES and Vice President of the Albany County Amateur Communication Emergency Services club. I moved to Pittsfield in 2019.

I host a broadcast radio show and podcast dedicated to ham radio on WTBR FM called Ham On! on Wednesday mornings.

Besides being an ASM, I am also highly involved with NTS. I am on of the Assistant Section Traffic Manager for Western Mass. I am also Net Manager for Cycle 2 of the Western Mass Traffic Net and NCS for the Great Maine Potato Net on Saturday nights as well as the Sunday NCS for the Heavy Hitters Traffic Net. I am also licensed in GMRS.

As ASM, I will be representing the section mostly in the Northwest areas, concentrating on Berkshire County and the surrounding areas.

Assistant Section Manager Appointment Description:

Requirements: Novice class license or higher class; Full ARRL membership


  • The ASM may serve as a general assistant to the Section Manager or as a specialist. That is, the ASM may assist the Section Manager with general leadership matters as the Section Manager's understudy, or the ASM may be assigned to handle a specific important function that does not fall within the scope of the duties of the Section Manager's other assistants.
  • At the Section Manager's discretion, the ASM may be designated as the recommended successor to the incumbent Section Manager, in case the Section Manager resigns or is otherwise unable to finish the term of office.
  • The ASM should be familiar with the "Guidelines for the ARRL Section Manager," which contains the fundamentals of general section management.

This article was updated on Sunday March 01, 2020 11:14 AM