Matt Wilhelm, W1MSW, Named as ARRL Contest Branch Manager
Matt Wilhelm, W1MSW, of Williamsburg, Massachusetts, will be the new ARRL Contest Branch Manager. He will start work at ARRL Headquarters on July 3. An active contester and a member of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club and the Hampden County Amateur Radio Association, Wilhelm has been licensed since 2009 and holds an Amateur Extra ticket. He became hooked on contesting after the first ARRL Rookie Roundup in April 2010. His expertise — and contest scores — have been rising ever since.
“I cannot tell you how happy I am to be the next ARRL Contest Branch Manager,” Wilhelm said. “I’ll be working hard to provide the high-quality support that contest participants have come to expect from the Contest Branch.”
A native of Dallas, Texas, Wilhelm has an IT background in help desk operations and network security systems management. When not making contest contacts, Wilhelm enjoys mountain biking, home projects, and spending time with his family — his wife, Elizabeth, and his 2-year-old daughter Ruby.