Welcome to the new ARRL Northwestern Division Website! (Updated)

Update 3/23/2019: I believe the initial sprint is over with the major website functions installed and operational. Two of the most notable is the additional of an active forum area and the ability for users to add their own avatar without using an off-site provider such as Gravitar.

The next stages will mostly be focused on fit and form of the site as we go in and clean up the elements that needed to be reworked for function. This is a bit more labor intensive as each correction will require verification in a half dozen different web browsers to verify the user experience is matching regardless of site permission levels.

This is where you come in! If you find and element that dosn’t appear correctly, please drop us a note as with more eyes looking, we can expedite needed updates. Who said that your voice isn’t important?? 🙂

Thank you for taking the time follow this journey!

Update 3/17/19: We have made great strides forward on the site build. There have been related resource links added and background infrastructure built. We will be “reflecting” our announcement and newsletter content on Facebook (@NWDIVARRL) and Twitter (@arrlnwdiv). Like the email subscriptions we enjoy as ARRL members, this will help give exposure to a broader audience to support our transparency goals. We will not be connecting directly to these social media services for privacy reasons.

The Division Leadership is actively bouncing ideas off each other on adding interactive services such as forums to support our amateur radio hobby. This would be a great opportunity for each to share your thoughts on sustaining hobby related topics. Let us hear your voice! 🙂

Update 3/13/2019: We had a little bit of a rough ride, but have successfully stepped through and debug some underlying code conflicts. The unintended result was impactful to the user base as it both prevented registrations and posting comments. We apologize for the inconveniences this has caused and strive to minimize these escapes in the future.

We have expanded on our onsite pages and have started to link outwards to important resources. We don’t desire to replicate any resources, but to have them conveniently available as a service.

The Division Leadership Team has been huddling around your inputs as a method to provide two-way communications, visibility and transparency. Don’t forget to make your voice heard in the comments area as propagation of late hasn’t allowed us to hear the silent thoughts.

Update 3/4/2019: Since the original post, we have added in several elements to the site. There are 2 pages under construction where the Division elected and appointed leaders are described and listed. In addition, each of the Section contact information has been provided as a means to guide to your localized resources.

The latest ARRL news has it’s own page which is constantly updated with news, information and resources published by HQ.

We would be re-missed not to mention the link to PNW Events and Happenings hosted and maintained by Lynn, N7CFO. We encourage to visit his supporting site to get the latest and greatest on amateur radio events in our region and beyond.

KG7HQ

Here in the Pacific Northwest, I have assumed the roles and responsibilities of Assistant Director, Technical Specialist and a Volunteer Examiner, Nothwestern Division, ARRL. As an Amateur Radio Extra Class, I enjoy operating CW, SSB, FM, AM and Digital Mode technologies on the bands from 33cm through 80 Mtrs both base and mobile. With having a solid background in RF propagation and digital communications, I enjoy assisting others with their station setups. This station is powered by open source software. In addition to operating, I also assist with RFI/EMI complaints and/or problems. Whether we are tracing down powerline noise or assisting with complaints of interference, I try to render assistance toward a resolution. 73, Michael - KG7HQ

KG7HQ

6 thoughts on “Welcome to the new ARRL Northwestern Division Website! (Updated)

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    April 6, 2019 at 21:05
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    Love the site and thank you for a great presentation at the CCARC club meeting yesterday. I have a suggestion for your site. The dark blue tesxt on black background is extremely difficult to read

    • KG7HQ
      April 7, 2019 at 20:35
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      Hello Bernd,

      I went in and adjusted this within the theme. Please take a look and see if this addresses the difficulty you described.
      73,
      Michael

    • Administrator
      April 7, 2019 at 23:30
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      I’ll see if we can fix that. The text can probably be changed to something lighter.

      73;
      Mike
      W7VO

  • Administrator
    March 17, 2019 at 00:41
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    Thanks, Kevin, and all you do to support NTS.

    73;
    Mike
    W7VO

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