Technical Specialist (TS)
ARRL Field Organization
For a section team to be effective in one of the most important arenas in Amateur Radio,
technology, there must be a cadre of qualified, competent Technical Specialists (TS).
"Advancement of the radio art" is a profound obligation we incur under the rules of the
FCC. TSs help meet this obligation.
Appointment by the Section Manager (SM),
or Technical Corrdinator (TC)
under delegated authority from the SM, the TS supports the TC in two main areas of
responsibility: Radio Frequency Interference, and Technical Information. TS can
specialize in certain specific technical areas, or can be generalists.
Requirements: Novice class license or higher; Full ARRL membership.
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.
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.
Speak at local clubs on popular tech topics. Let local clubs know you're
vailable and willing.
Represent ARRL at technical symposiums in industry; serve on CATV advisory
committees; advise municipal governments on technical matters.
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.
Handle other miscellaneous technically-related tasks assigned by the Technical Coordinator.