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Marv Hoffman, WA4NC, North Carolina Section Manager

Article by Irv Irv McWherter, K3IRV

This will be the first in a series of articles on our elected ARRL officials. The first one and the official we deal with most is North Carolina Section Manager Marv Hoffman WA4NC, who undertook the responsibilities in April 2020.

photo of Marv, WA4NC

Marv is a resident of Boone, NC and Past President and Life Member of the Watauga Amateur Radio Club. He owns and maintains uhf Mototrbo DMR repeaters on Rich Mountain (Boone) and Sugartop (near Banner Elk) that are part of the PRN system, and several others in the area.

Public safety activities have been a big part of his life, having been a volunteer fireman and fire chief. Marv serves as the Watauga County ARES/Auxcomm EC and the Assistant DEC for Area 12 in Northwestern NC. He is a Type III AHIMT COML, COMT and Liaison Officer with the Western Branch EM Office. He is credentialed as an instructor for the AUXCOMM course through Homeland Security.

Typically we will see Marv at hamfests and operating events such as Field Day and the North Carolina QSO Party in the near future, covid permitting. He is our ‘goto’ guy with ARRL.

The Section Manager is our first line contact with the ARRL and has a very extensive list of responsibilities and duties, far too many to list here. But the one I think that affects us most is:

Conducts correspondence and other communications with ARRL members and affiliated clubs in the Section; makes personal visits to clubs, hamfests, and conventions; responds to members' questions and concerns or refers them to an appropriate person or office in the League organization; maintains liaison with representative frequency coordinator(s) having jurisdiction in the Section.

Marv can be contacted at:
Phone: (828) 964-6626