Ohio Section Cabinet

Section Manager (SM) 


Tom Sly, WB8LCD

1480 Lake Martin Drive

Kent, Ohio 44240-6260

Phone: 330-554-4650

Email: wb8lcd(at)arrl.net


The senior elected ARRL representative for the Section

and is accountable for carrying out the duties of the office in

accordance with the policies established by the

Board of Directors of ARRL.


Section Manager



Technical Coordinator (TC)


Jeffrey Kopcak, K8JTK

1497 Canterbury Rd

Westlake, OH 44145

Phone: (440) 668-8526

E-Mail: k8jtk(at)arrl.net



Hams in this program are electronic specialists who stand ready to

assist hams and non-hams when thorny interference problems arise.


Technical Coordinator



Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC)


Bret Stemen, KD8SCL

328 Pataskala Ridge Dr SW

Pataskala 43062

Phone: 614-778-3754

E-mail: kd8scl(at)earthlink.net


Our most popular appointment are those who serve in the

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).


Each of our 88 counties have an Emergency Coordinator

appointed to operate ARES programs in that county.


Section Emergency Coordinator



Section Traffic Manager (STM)


 David Maynard, WA3EZN

4815 Midlane Drive

Hilliard, Ohio 43026

     Phone: (614) 527-4897




Traffic Nets Even in these days of E-mail and other electronic means

of communication, the National Traffic System

(sending messages by radio)

continues to operate. Ohio has one statewide phone net -

the Ohio Single-Side Band Net (OSSBN)

and three CW statewide nets.


These are listed in each month's edition of Section News. In addition all our major metropolitan areas have nets on VHF and UHF repeaters.


Ohio's traffic nets are the best in the US!

Section Traffic Manager



Section Youth Coordinator (SYC)


Anthony Luscre, K8ZT
5441 Park Vista Court
Stow, OH 44224

Phone: (330) 650-1110
E-Mail: k8zt(at)arrl.net



Provides ideas and resources as needed to amateur radio clubs

and maintains a current assessment of active youth and

college amateur radio operators in the Section.

ARRL Kid's Day, Teachers Institute, Jamboree on the Air,

Field Day and School Club Roundup are

just a few of the activities that are focused on.


Section Youth Coordinator








Public Information Coordinator (PIC)


Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ

P.O. Box 97
Alpha, OH 45301-0097

     Phone: (937) 307-1851



Public relations.. First rule of Public Relations is to

have our own people know what is happening.


Club newsletters are a key here. Public Information Officers are

usually in charge of the club newsletter and because they are,

they are usually the best source for informing the media outlets

about ham radio news.


Public Information Coordinator




Affiliated Clubs Coordinator (ACC)


Amanda Farone, KC3GFU
239 Elvira Court

McDonald, Ohio  44437

Phone: (330) 509-4095
E-Mail: afarone926(at)gmail.com



To assist qualified ham radio clubs who obtain and maintain

Special Service Club and/or Affiliated Club status in the ARRL.


Affiliated Club Coordinator



State Government Liaison (SGL)


Bob Winston, W2THU
4856 River Road

Perry, Ohio  44081

Phone: (216) 924-3314
E-Mail: w2thu(at)arrl.net



With a myriad of city councils, county commissions, boards of zoning appeals and school boards across Ohio, Local Government Liaisons monitor the activities of these civic boards to see if any actions affect ham radio directly. He monitors the Ohio Legislature, Governor and State Supreme Court. 


State Government Liaison





Assistant Section Manager (ASM)





The Assistant Section Manager is an extremely important position

within the Section organization. His primary function is to fulfill the

duties of the Section Manager when he is not capable.


Assitant Section Manager




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