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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Division Events

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.

Special Notices for the Northwestern Division

ARISS Event: Here’s a heads-up on an ARISS educational activity
schedule to take place in the Northwestern Division.

The contact will be via telebridge with students at Bayview Elementary
School in Burlington, WA. It is currently scheduled to occur during
the week of October 12. John Kludt, K4SQC is the ARISS Technical
Mentor coordinating the contact with the school.

Here is some background information provided by the school:
Bay View School in Burlington, Washington has been serving kindergarten
through eighth grade students in the Burlington-Edison School District

Letter 10/2015

WINDING DOWN: Now that the Hamfest and convention season is winding
down, this would be a great time to inspect antennas and feed lines, in
preparation for the winter season. Winter isn’t a good time to climb
towers or search for that connector that has lost its weather
protection. A little effort now will prevent a lot of work later.

GREAT ORGANIZING TIPS: Have you ever had one of those drawers that
have all sorts of cables, but you’re not sure what they all are for?
Or how about all the Wall Warts you have collected over the years? Well

Letter 8/2015

--This has been a busy year as Dir. Pace and V Dir. Altus travel to club
meetings and Hamfests, in addition to ARRL Board meetings and various
committee meetings. Busy but lots of fun, as we meet the membership
and listen to their input. These are exciting times for ARRL as we
begin our second century of continuous service to this great hobby of
Amateur Radio. I hope it is as much fun for you, as it is for us.

We want to thank Assistant Director Lynn Burlingame, for representing
Division Staff at the Montana State Convention. Unfortunately, that

Field Day 2015 is Almost Here!

As we finish our preparations for this year’s Field Day, let me remind
you to list your Field Day location with ARRL at: You never know who is going to
visit and who might become a Ham because of their Field Day

Remember that here in the NW, they are predicting some very hot
weather, so make sure you and your colleagues hydrate themselves well.
Watch for each other and have a safe and fun Field Day.

It is always advisable to appoint one or two people to act as ‘safety

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