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How ARRL's PR Program Works


The Public Relations Committee is a national level committee appointed annually by the President of ARRL. Comprised of people with extensive experience in different areas of public relations, media work, news and social issues experience, this committee is the “go to” group to make national level events happen. They provide support, advice and skilled help to make things happen. A list of the current members of the ARRL Public Relations Committee can be found here:

Each Section (there are 71 sections in the US) should have a Public Information Coordinator (PIC) appointed by the Section Manager (SM). Each PIC, with approval of the SM, recruits and helps local ARRL Public Information Officers (PIOs) in promoting Amateur Radio in their home area.

The key to success is in continuously providing the PIOs with the very best materials, information and tools that we can.

A PR email reflector helps public information volunteers keep up with breaking events and ideas.

ARRL Public Relations webinars and forums at major hamfests and conventions provide ways to listen and learn of new ways to help PIOs in the field.

Some Sections appoint an “ARES-PIO",  – a PIO specifically tasked and trained to work with and in an emergency setting as part of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®), Joint Information Center (JIC) or similar situation.


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