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Assistant Section Traffic Manager

The Assistant STM is the assistant to the Section Traffic Manager. He or she is appointed by the Section Manager (SM), usually at the suggestion of the STM. The ASTM assists the STM in matters pertaining to traffic efforts within the section. There may be one or more ASTMs appointed in each Section.

Requirements: Familiarity with traffic handling on all modes; Technician class license or higher; Full ARRL Membership


  • May serve as a general assistant to the Section Traffic Manager, or as a specialist. That is, the ASTM may assist the Section Traffic Manager with general leadership matters as the Section Traffic Manager’s alternate, or the ASTM may be assigned to handle a specific important function. The ASTM will act as the STM in his or her absence, or in emergency response operations, to maintain continuity of leadership when 24-hour activity requires multiple shifts.
  • At the Section Manager’s discretion, the ASTM may be designated as the recommended successor to the incumbent Section Traffic Manager in case the STM resigns or is otherwise unable to finish the term of office.
  • Should be familiar with the Official Appointment Description for the ARRL Section Traffic Manager, which contains the fundamental responsibilities of the STM.
  • At the discretion of the STM, assist with collection and consolidation of monthly net reports and Station Activity Reports.

Recruitment of new hams and ARRL members is an integral part of the job of every ARRL appointee. Appointees should take advantage of every opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to foster growth of Field Organization programs, and our abilities to serve the public.