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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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 2/2017

The deadline is Tuesday, January 31 (at 11:59 PM ET), to receive
completed ARRL Foundation scholarship applications from eligible radio
amateurs pursuing post-secondary education in the 2017-2018 academic
Individuals and clubs support many of the more than 80 scholarships
that the ARRL Foundation manages, with awards ranging from $500 to
$5,000. Applicants for all scholarships must be active radio amateurs
and must complete and submit the online application. Students applying
for 2017-18 academic year awards should review the eligibility

Letter 12/2016

I would like to take this time, on behalf of the Division leadership, to
wish you all a wonderful and joyous season of celebration with friends
and family. In your celebrations, remember those in your community
that are shut ins or have no family to be with. Also, remember the
military personnel who stand guard so that we can celebrate. 73, and
good Hamming

FCC TO CLOSE OFFICES: The FCC is closing many Field Offices across the
Nation, leaving the Enforcement Bureau quite limited in Amateur Radio

Letter 11/2016

CONGRATULATIONS RTC: On Sunday, October 16, 2016, Vice Director Altus
and I attended the 100th Anniversary of the Radio Club of Tacoma (RCT
was founded October 16, 1916), where it was an honor to present a
special plaque, from the ARRL, honoring the milestone.

The event was very well attended, with people from all over, including
California, Oregon, Massachusetts and Canada.

The highlight of the event was the unveiling of the original ARRL
Charter, signed by Hiram Percy Maxim, 96 years ago. The document had
been discovered in a box of papers, having been archived years ago, and

Letter 10/2016

YOU ARE INVITED TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY: The Radio Club of Tacoma will
celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the club, on October
16 beginning at 2:00 PM. The celebration will be held at the Scottish
Rites Temple 817 S Vassault St, Tacoma, WA 98465, For additional
information call: 253-820-0890 or email: . RTC was
formed in 1916 and affiliated with the ARRL in 1920.

Come and help celebrate this great accomplishment, as the club station,
W7DK, will also be doing a sort-of special event using the W7DK/100

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