Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, Appointed as ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager:
The ARRL Letter
March 14, 2019
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Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, Appointed as New ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager:
Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, has been appointed as ARRL Radiosport and Field
Services Manager. Jahnke, who has served as ARRL Contest Branch Manager
for the past 3 years, succeeds Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, who was recently
promoted to Director of Operations at ARRL Headquarters.
"This new role now offers me the exciting opportunity not only to be on
the front lines of our radiosport community, but our international/DX
and domestic radiosport operating and awards activities," Jahnke said.
"Having worked closely with tens of thousands of our Volunteer
Examiners in my prior Headquarters tour, I'm able to re-engage with
many of them now in our Field Services program."
With respect to radiosport, Jahnke pointed out that contesting activity
not only defends Amateur Radio allocations, but builds a pool of
operators and expands their skills in providing communication in times
of emergency or disaster. Jahnke said contesters, DXers, traffic
handlers, and everyday users of the amateur bands know what to expect
in terms of propagation at different times of day and year, and can
apply that knowledge in establishing disaster communication.
As Radiosport and Field Services Manager, Jahnke will oversee the
Radiosport and Field Services staff in managing awards, contests, and
Logbook of The World (LoTW), as well as issues involving the ARRL Field
Organization on Section, club, and current volunteer monitoring and
emergency services issues.
Before returning to ARRL Headquarters in 2016, Jahnke was in the
private sector for about a decade. Jahnke first joined the ARRL
Headquarters staff in 1985, starting as editor of the ARRL Repeater
Directory and as a Membership Services Representative, handling matters
related to FCC rules. For the next 3 years, he also assisted with ARRL
Award processing (except DXCC) and later trained incoming Awards
In 1989, he became the manager of the ARRL Volunteer Examining (VEC)
Program, a position he held for 16 years. Read more
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