The ARRL Northwestern Division Leadership provides the interface between League Members and the National Organization. The Northwestern Division Leadership shall keep the Division Membership informed and provide the Membership with leadership training and opportunity along with the promotion of League programs within the Division that are vital to our overall success.
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Welcome to the ARRL Northwestern Division Site

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national membership association for Amateur Radio operators. The United States government began licensing Amateur Radio operators in 1912. By 1914, there were thousands of Amateur Radio operators--hams--in the United States. Hiram Percy Maxim, a leading Hartford, Connecticut, inventor and industrialist saw the need for an organization to band together this fledgling group of radio experimenters.

Letter 12/2014

WWARA Makes Donation to the ARRL Education and Technology Fund:
Many thanks to the WWARA for their generous donation of $1,000.00 to
support ARRL's Education and Technology fund…..ARRL's successful
efforts to promote Amateur Radio Stations in schools and to provide
professional development for teachers, in wireless technology.

The ARRL developed their education outreach project to introduce
teachers to Amateur Radio as an instructional resource and to provide
an educationally sound curriculum focused on wireless communications.

11/24/14 - Thanksgiving Message

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which
thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he
never thinks he gets as much as he deserves……Henry Ward Beecher

As the holiday season begins with the tradition of gathering friends
and family around normally plain dinner tables, Vice Director Altus and
I want to wish you all a most blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving. As
you assemble, look around and see the people with you, and remember to
thank each one for being in your life. Be thankful for each and every

Letter 10/2014

Event Travel:
The Hamfest/Swapmeet season is quickly coming to an end for 2014 and
the Division Staff is pleased to have attended events in each of the
Sections in the Northwestern Division. From Montana, Idaho, Eastern
Washington, Western Washington, Oregon and Alaska, we were greeted with
the true spirit of Ham Radio as we found not just active clubs and ARES
units, but innovative an thriving ones. I’m especially excited about
the number of groups that are encouraging DIY projects. Everything from
direction finders to QRP rigs; It is exciting to see Ham Radio


The July ARRL board meeting was the first one that I have attended since
being appointed to the Vice Director position. It was especially
interesting because of being able to attend the ARRL Centennial
national convention prior to the meeting. At the convention banquet,
Craig Fugate KK4INZ, the FEMA Administrator , was the speaker. He
became interested in getting licensed because of a combination of
having worked with hams in his previous emergency management positions
and by hanging an antenna out the window of his DC apartment and

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