Welcome to KG7HQ's ARRL and Local Appointments Page!

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kg7hq Thu, 03/20/2014 - 06:38

Part of the enjoyment of amateur radio is the privilege of assisting others in the advancement of the hobby and community. In this forum, an individual can be a mentor to others, sharing knowledges gathered through lifelong experiences. You also serve as a recruiter. Involving new hams and League members is an integral part of the job of every League appointee. Appointees should take advantage of every opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to foster growth of Field Organization programs, and our abilities to serve the public.

Part of my motivations in this hobby early on was the desire to help others to gain their first amateur radio license. I didn't go for my "Extra Class ticket" for the band privileges or title. I achieved it to support the Volunteer Examiner (VE) program. Little did I realize, at a younger age, the rewards for helping others achieve their successes.

Assistant Director

Reporting to Jim Pace (K7CEX) Director, Northwestern Division, ARRL

  1. To promote amateur radio service as an enjoyable, education and service oriented hobby.
  2. To represent and to be a resource point for the members of the ARRL in the Northwest Division.
  3. Serve as the "eyes and ears" for the Director/Vice Director in the local area.
  4. Be available to respond to queries and answer questions from Division Leadership and Members.
  5. Provide Hamvention and Hamfest assistance.
  6. Provide feedback to Division Leadership.
  7. Perform other duties as requested.

Technical Specialist

Reporting to Tom Herman (N1BEC) Technical Coordinator, Western Washington Section, ARRL

  1. Serve as a technical advisor to local hams and clubs. Correspond by telephone and letter on tech topics. Refer correspondents to other sources if specific topic is outside TS's knowledge.
  2. Serve as advisor in radio frequency interference issues. RFI can drive a wedge in neighbor and city relations. It will be the TS with a cool head who will resolve problems. Local hams will come to you for guidance in dealing with interference problems.
  3. Speak at local clubs on popular tech topics. Let local clubs know you're available and willing.
  4. Represent ARRL at technical symposiums in industry; serve on CATV advisory committees; advise municipal governments on technical matters.
  5. Work with other ARRL officials and appointees when called upon for technical advice, especially in emergency communications situations where technical prowess can mean the difference in getting a communications system up and running, the difference between life and death.
  6. Handle other miscellaneous technically-related tasks assigned by the Technical Coordinator.

Volunteer Examiner

Reporting to multiple VEC's on a "On Call" basis.

The volunteer examiners are responsible for the proper conduct and necessary supervision of your examination, including:

  1. Observing you throughout your entire examination.
  2. Determining the correctness of your answers.
  3. Issuing a Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) when you score a passing grade.
  4. Terminating your examination if you do not comply with their instructions.

Website Editor:

Like this site, I manage multiple websites in support of Amateur Radio. They are based on the Drupal CMS and is fully interactive with the organizational leadership/membership.

ARRL Northwestern Division
Official Site for the Northwestern Division, ARRL
Radio Amateurs of Skagit County
Official Site for radio amateurs in Skagit County, WA and surrounding areas

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