Letter 2/2014

From the Director’s Shack - It’s been a month since the change of
the guard in the Northwestern Division. Since then we have been busy
attending club meetings and ham fests, working on matters coming before
the Legal Defense and Program Committee and preparing for the
Administrative and Finance Committee meeting in April.

I did attend the SeaPac Planning Committee meeting in February and will
continue attending meetings until the actual Convention at Seaside. The
Planning Committee is doing a superb job getting things in order to make
sure you have a great experience at SeaPac, as we celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the ARRL. Watch your email and mail boxes for more
information soon. By the Way, if you haven’t made hotel reservations
yet, I strongly urge you to do so soon.

Lots of planning is also going on for the National Convention in
Hartford. If you are interested in attending the convention, you can
register now at:
http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-centennial-convention-registration-is-open

Job Opening at ARRL Headquarters -

Position: Principal Software Engineer
Supervisor: IT Department Manager
Department: IT

Classification: Exempt

ARRL is seeking an experienced software engineer who can work
independently, as part of a small development team, and with contractor
teams to design and develop database applications and interfaces to
external services and systems.
For more information go to:
http://www.arrl.org/employment-opportunities
Interested applicants send cover letter and resume to:
Monique Levesque (mlevesque@arrl.org)
ARRL
Attn: Monique Levesque
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111

Symbol Rate - FCC Petition 11708 - At the January Board of Directors
meeting, the FCC Petition 11708 dealing with elimination of symbol
rates was discussed and a set of Frequently Asked Questions was
established. To view FAQs go to: http://www.arrl.org/rm-11708-faq

Questions and comments on the Petition may be directed to ARRL CEO
David Sumner, K1ZZ at: dsumner@arrl.org

On the Air - The ARRL Centennial QSO Party is a year-long operating
event that celebrates hams making contacts. In the end you will have
accumulated points, worked new stations and made new friends all over
the world.
The Centennial QSO Party is made-up of two main activities: (1) W1AW
operating portable in each state and most territories; and (2) The
Centennial Points Challenge which is the accumulation of points from
qualifying contacts made throughout 2014. To have a score listed
online in the Points Challenge competition, logs must be submitted
through the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system.

W1AW will be on the air from every state and most territories, and it
will be easy to work WAS working only W1AW portable operations. This is
the first ARRL-sponsored operating event where every member is worth at
least one point, so work as many points as you can during 2014! Earn
awards based upon points, working all states or working W1AW portable
in every state and territory. This is an on-the-air event like no
other.

Northwestern Division Scholarship Fund - Thank you, so much, for your
generous contributions to our Scholarship Fund. As of the end of
January, we have a little more than $6,000 in the fund, which allows us
to help deserving students with education expenses. If you haven't had
an opportunity to contribute to the fund, contact your Section Manager
or go to: http://www.nwarrl.wetnet.net/node/132

73, Jim K7CEX

From the Vice Director’s Shack
I look forward to serving the Northwestern Division as the Vice
Director. It is going to take a little time to adjust from thinking
about Oregon only, to thinking about the six sections that comprise the
Division but I will adapt quickly. I enjoyed my time as the Oregon
Section Manager and know I will enjoy the Vice Director position as
well. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments
you have. I will be spending some time each week on HF participating
in the Centennial QSO Party so listen for me as you are scanning the
bands for contacts.
I encourage the women to register for the YL Luncheon at SeaPac in
June. Kay Craigie, N3KN, the ARRL President will be the speaker at the
luncheon. I am looking forward to hearing her speak and visiting with
all of you who attend. Mark your calendars for the YLRL National
Convention on August 7-9 in Vancouver, Washington. This will be the
first YLRL convention that I have attended and I hope to see many of
you there as well.
73, Bonnie AB7ZQ

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ARRL Northwestern Division
Director: James D Pace, K7CEX
k7cex@arrl.org
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