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.

Letter 4/2015

Director & Vice Director Start Their Travel Season
As the Hamfest season is well underway, Vice Director Altus and I are
excited about meeting new people and renewing old friendships, as we
attend Hamfests and club meetings, in the Division. 2015 is shaping up
to be a very busy year, so if you would like either or both of us to
attend your event, let us know soon, so we can get our calendars

I’m not sure what the total attendance at the Salem and Puyallup
Hamfest were, but the ARRL table was busy from the start of the day on.

2/4/2015 - Vice Director Altus, AB7ZQ, Appointed to Strategic Planning Group

ARRL President Kay Craigie has appointed Vice Director Bonnie Altus,
AB7ZQ, from the Northwestern Division, to the newly formed Strategic
Planning Group (SPG). The group was authorized by the Board of
Directors at their recent meeting in January.

The SPG will be chaired by Second Vice President Jim Fenstermaker,
K9JF, and will be charged with the responsibility of developing a
strategic plan for the ARRL, to plan its direction for the next several
years. The working group will be quite transparent and will solicit

Letter 2/2015

Now that 2015 has begun and the flurry of Centennial activities have
ceased, it is time to start the year’s Hamfest calendar. Make sure
you check to find the latest schedule of events; if your
event is not listed there, contact Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO, and he will
be glad to add it. Remember, Lynn only lists the events; he is not
affiliated or in charge of registration, but provides a very good list
every year.

NOTICE: Idaho Section Convention:
We regret to report that Ed Stuckey, Idaho SM, has informed us that the

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.

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