|Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, shown here|
on a CQ cover a few years back, will
administer the new ARRL/FCC Volunteer
The principal difference between the old OO program and the new VM program is that the OO program was administered as part of the ARRL Field Organization, with OOs appointed by Section Managers and/or section OO Coordinators, while the new program will be administered by ARRL headquarters, which will be responsible for vetting and appointing all VM members. In addition, VM notices will be mailed from Newington and will not include the name or call of the reporting volunteer monitor. The ARRL has contracted with retired FCC Special Counsel Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, to administer the program. It is estimated that the VM program will be up and running later this year.