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.
District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) North Worcester County
This District Emergency Coordinator is the main coordinator of ARES within northern Worcester County. Current DEC North Worcester County W1SEX has held this appointment since 2006 and has expressed interest in resigning as soon as a new DEC North Worcester County is found. Requires Technician class license or higher and full ARRL membership.
District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) South Worcester County
This District Emergency Coordinator is the main coordinator of ARES within southern Worcester County. The last DEC South Worcester County was KA1OTQ, whom passed away March 2016. This appointment has been vacant since. Requires Technician class license or higher and full ARRL membership.
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.
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 Coordinator (PIC)
The section’s Public Information Coordinator is the section’s expert on public information and relations matters, responsible for building and maintaining a positive public image for amateur radio within the section’s area. Requires full ARRL membership. A professional public relations, journalism experience, or background in dealing with the public media is preferred but not required.
Public Information Officer (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.