This page contains a listing of ARRL Field Appointments that the Western Massachusetts section is actively searching to fill. All of these appointments require full, active ARRL membership. If you are an ARRL member in the Western Massachusetts section that meets the stated requirement of the appointment and are interested in it, please contact the Section Manager.
Section Staff Appointments
State Government Liaison (SGL)
The section’s State Government Liaison is the primary contact for all governmental affairs having the potential to affect amateur radio. The SGL helps inform legislative and regulatory entities of the importance in amateur radio considerations in each bill, and potentially helps muster a section wide amateur radio publicity campaign to bills as needed. The last SGL was KC1VQ, whom passed away April 2018. This appointment has been vacant since. Requires full ARRL membership.
District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) for:
Berkshire County North
Berkshire County Central
Worcester County North
This District Emergency Coordinator is the main coordinator of ARES within the assigned district. Requires a Technician class license or higher, full ARRL membership, and the commitment to take ARRL Intro to EmComm (EC-001) within 1 year.
Emergency Coordinators (ECs) for:
Franklin County East
Worcester County Southwest
Emergency Coordinaotors are appointed to local areas throughout the section and responsible for leading up the ARES program implementation in the local area they are assigned to (generally a large city or multiple smaller communities). They work with the DECs and the SEC to plan ARES activities, tests and procedures in the area, as well as to promote of ARES membership. They foster relationships with the local emergency response community to help coordinate ARES responses when activations are required. Requires a Technician class license or higher, full ARRL membership, and the commitment to take ARRL Intro to EmComm (EC-001) within 1 year.
Local Government Liaisons (LGLs)
Local Government Liaisons are appointed throughout the section and responsible for monitoring proposals and actions by local government bodies which may affect Amateur Radio. They work with the local PIO to alert area amateurs to problems and opportunities involving local government agencies, and coordinate local responses. We have a need for LGLs in most local areas throughout the section. Requires full ARRL membership.
Public Information Officers (PIOs)
Public Information Officers provide local “grassroots” public relations. They give regular and frequent information about amateur services to the public via the local media, school programs, presentations to civic groups, exhibits and demonstrations. They also promote the distribution and airing of ARRL public service announcements and other audiovisual material, and public awareness of club recruiting and training activities. We have a need for PIOs in most local areas throughout the section. Requires full ARRL membership. A professional public relations, journalism experience, or background in dealing with the public media is preferred but not required.
Technical Specialists (TSs)
Technical Specialists serve as a technical adviser to local hams and clubs, helping them with technical questions, problems and radio frequency interference cases. They also represent the ARRL at technical symposiums in industry; serve on CATV advisory committees; advise municipal governments on technical matters, and work with other ARRL officials and appointees when called upon for technical advice. Technical Specialists also speak at local ham clubs and conventions on technical matters. We have a need for TSs in most local areas throughout the section. Novice class license or higher is required, as is full ARRL membership.