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.
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.
This a.m. we received word that Mary Lewis, W7QGP, has become a Silent
Key. Mary was very involved in the ARRL at the division and section
levels. She was an Elmer to many of us. Gary Lewis, WA7BBJ, Mary's son,
has provided the following QST
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It is with great sorrow that I must announce at this time, the passing
of MARY LEWIS, W7QGP on March 12th 2013.
Mary’s love of life and Ham Radio lead her to serve the Ham Radio
community over the years as an:
ARRL assistant Section Manager, and as a ARRL Affiliated Club
Dear ARRL Northwestern Division Members,
First, I apologize for the spacing and paragraph issues in the newsletter. We are trying to get this resolved.
We will publish periodic newsletters during the year. If you have specific topics you believe members in the Northwestern Division would like discussed, please contact either Vice Director Pace or me.
Keep your E-mail addresses and Addresses current:
Greetings and Happy New Year to members in the Northwestern Division
Your new ARRL Northwestern leadership team is looking forward to a good
year. The convention and hamfest season is upon us. Stop by at the
ARRL table and say HI to us. We are planning to visit all of the
Sections in the Division in 2013. Due to the distances involved and
the number of clubs, scheduling will be challenging.
Thanks to Grant Hopper, KB7WSD, for serving as Vice Director during the
past three years. Grant’s counsel and enthusiasm certainly added to
Thanks to all of you who allow me to continue as the ARRL Northwestern
Director. My new term runs from January 1, 2013 through December 31,
Both Vice Director-Elect Jim Pace K7CEX and I will work together as a
team to advance the Art and Science of Amateur Radio in the
Northwestern Division and in the USA as a larger entity as we work with
the ARRL management and staff during this term.
Amateur Radio is facing some daunting challenges as we near the 100th
anniversary of the ARRL. Auctioning of frequencies, the “graying”