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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"ARRL National Parks on the Air” Event to Mark National Park Service Centennial

In 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) will celebrate its 100th
anniversary, and radio amateurs will be able to help mark the occasion
with the ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event.

“As ARRL just celebrated our own Centennial, and Amateur Radio is
often enjoyed in the great outdoors, it seemed fitting to devise a
program to help NPS celebrate their own 100th birthday,” said ARRL
Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X. As he explained,
NPOTA will run throughout 2016, with activity promoted and encouraged

KG7HQ - Final winner of QST Centennial Cover Photo Contest

QST’s final Centennial Cover contest winner is Michael Sterba, KG7HQ,
one of our Assistant Directors in the Northwestern Division.

Michael’s picture is on the cover of the November QST, showing Scott
Slack, KD7VBS, monitoring the International Space Station as it passed
over the Northwestern Division Convention site at Seaside Oregon.
Congratulations Michael; Nice Picture.

ARRL Northwestern Division
Director: James D Pace, K7CEX

Special Notices for the Northwestern Division

ARISS Event: Here’s a heads-up on an ARISS educational activity
schedule to take place in the Northwestern Division.

The contact will be via telebridge with students at Bayview Elementary
School in Burlington, WA. It is currently scheduled to occur during
the week of October 12. John Kludt, K4SQC is the ARISS Technical
Mentor coordinating the contact with the school.

Here is some background information provided by the school:
Bay View School in Burlington, Washington has been serving kindergarten
through eighth grade students in the Burlington-Edison School District

Letter 10/2015

WINDING DOWN: Now that the Hamfest and convention season is winding
down, this would be a great time to inspect antennas and feed lines, in
preparation for the winter season. Winter isn’t a good time to climb
towers or search for that connector that has lost its weather
protection. A little effort now will prevent a lot of work later.

GREAT ORGANIZING TIPS: Have you ever had one of those drawers that
have all sorts of cables, but you’re not sure what they all are for?
Or how about all the Wall Warts you have collected over the years? Well

Letter 8/2015

--This has been a busy year as Dir. Pace and V Dir. Altus travel to club
meetings and Hamfests, in addition to ARRL Board meetings and various
committee meetings. Busy but lots of fun, as we meet the membership
and listen to their input. These are exciting times for ARRL as we
begin our second century of continuous service to this great hobby of
Amateur Radio. I hope it is as much fun for you, as it is for us.

We want to thank Assistant Director Lynn Burlingame, for representing
Division Staff at the Montana State Convention. Unfortunately, that

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