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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Letter 8/2016

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,

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


Joseph Lawrence KG7PAY, from Chehalis, WA


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


Letter 6/2016

SUMMER IS HERE: and the big event to kick off the summer is of course
SeaPac, at Seaside Oregon. This year, several ARRL Staff and Officers
will be in attendance, including K5UR, Rick Roderick, our new

Stop by the ARRL table and say hello, and make a little time to attend
the ARRL Forum. The future looks good and once again, the Northwestern
Division leads the nation in membership gains.

ARE YOU READY: A lot of planning and scheduling has gone into the
upcoming Cascadia Rising FEMA exercise. Teams and EOC staffs have been

Northwestern Division Newsletter Supplement – April 2016

Kim Komando Interview: the link to the interview can be found at: Go to
this URL:
Then scroll down to the 02/25/16 podcast “the people who take over
when all other communications fail”.

Communication Academy Online Registration: Comm Academy is almost
here and registration is open. Go to: for
registration, schedule and lodging information.

ARRL Northwestern Division
Director: James D Pace, K7CEX

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