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.

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

Scholarship Awards to NW Division Hams

The ARRL Foundation announces the following Scholarship awards to
Amateur Radio Operators in the Northwestern Division. Congratulations
to all, and may their new adventure in advanced education be exciting
and rewarding:

The ARRL General Fund Scholarships, $2,000:
Chad Condon, KG7NOU, of Tacoma, WA

The Mary Lou Brown Scholarship, $2,500 each:
Paul K. Farrier, AF7LE, of Tigard, OR

Matthew A. West, WM7MW, of Marysville, WA

The Wilse Morgan WX7P Memorial ARRL Northwestern Division Scholarship,

Aaron D. Morrill, NA7AM of Spokane, WA

BREAKING NEWS –Northwestern Division Newsletter Supplement

ARRL to Change Administrator for Insurance Plans:

Effective May 26, 2015, the ARRL will be changing the program
administrator for its sponsored Equipment and Club Liability insurance
plans. Beginning on that date, all program administration including
policy application, issuance and claims administration will be handled
by Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage
firm. The ARRL programs will be administered from their offices in
Chicago, Illinois.
This move is being made based on the results of numerous comments from

Letter 5/2015

Once again, the annual Northwestern Division Convention will be held at
Seaside Oregon on June 5, 6 & 7. As always, the convention is expected
to draw large crowds of Ham Radio enthusiasts and their families. With
lots of seminars to tons of equipment to buy – and of course flooding
the streets of Seaside with Ham Radio advocates, this year will be an
event not to miss.

ARRL Chief Operating Officer, Harold Kramer, WJ1B, will be in
attendance, along with Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI and Membership

Serving radio amateurs in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington States.

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