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.

QST QST - All APRS and Digital Radio enthusiasts -- 19th Annual Summer Gathering near North Bend, WA Sept 10th 2016

The Summer Gathering is a great opportunity to learn and practice just
about anything you can do with a computer and your ham radio
particularly focused on the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)
http://www.aprs.org/. This is a fun, very social and educational event
right here in the Pacific Northwest. Always the weekend after Labor
Day. Please share this with your local hams and clubs.
To Attend - Register Here: https://goo.gl/YLfEUm. Contact Teena, below,
for housing.
For more information about Valley Camp, North Bend, WA
http://valleycamp.org/.

Letter 8/2016

FCC PROPOSES RULE CHANGE:
The FCC has proposed to revise the Amateur Service Part 97 rules in
response to the ARRL’s so-called “Symbol Rate” Petition for Rule
Making (RM-11708), filed in late 2013, and it has invited comments on
its recommended changes. The Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in
WT Docket 16-239, released on July 28, had been making the rounds at
the FCC since May. ARRL had asked the FCC to change the Part 97 rules
to delete the symbol rate limits in §97.307(f) and replace it with a
maximum bandwidth for data emissions of 2.8 kHz on amateur frequencies

Division Director and Vice Director Position on the National Traffic System (NTS)

In recent days, and in the wake of Cascadia Rising 2016, there have been
some misunderstandings resulting in reflector postings and verbal
rumors, regarding the future of NTS – and the Board support of NTS.
Allow me to clear up some of the confusion.

First and foremost, the Northwestern Division Director and Vice
Director are not just supportive of NTS, we encourage you all to be
likewise. We view NTS as a partner program with ARES, in the service
of our local communities.

The NTS is an important program of the ARRL Field Organization –

Letter 6/2016 - Supplement

Scholarship Awards: Congratulations to two Northwestern Division Hams,
AF7LE and KG7PAY.

The ARRL Foundation Board, announces the following awards of two
Northwestern Division Scholarships:

WILSE MORGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Joseph Lawrence KG7PAY, from Chehalis, WA

MARY LOU BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Paul K. Farrier AF7LE from Tigard, OR

Congratulations to both recipients and best wishes for their future
educational pursuits. If you hear them on the air, give them a well
done.

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