About the Pacific Northwest VHF Society

The PNWVHFS was established in the summer of 2001 for the purpose of encouraging weak-signal VHF, UHF and microwave activity in the Pacific Northwest. It was the culmination of many efforts over the years by weak-signal operators throughout the region to bring others of like interest together.

The society's objectives includes:

  • Encourage weak-signal VHF+ activity throughout the Pacific Northwest
  • Bring together US and Canadian weak-signal enthusiasts in the region
  • Provide information and assistance for newcomers to this exciting facet of amateur radio
  • Provide a "regional voice" for Pacific Northwest VHF+ enthusiasts
  • Provide channels for the exchange of technical information such as an e-mail reflector, "official" web site and a quarterly on-line newsletter
  • Sponsor an annual VHF+ technical conference
  • Sponsor regional operating events, social gatherings, etc.
  • Sponsor an awards program recognizing the accomplishments of Pacific Northwest VHF+ operators
  • Offer a "club competition" opportunity in the ARRL VHF contests

Applications for membership were accepted beginning September 22, 2001. By October 31 of that year, the society had already passed the 100-member mark. Recognition as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Washington was granted to the society on December 14, 2001. Status as an "Affiliated Club" was granted by the ARRL on February 7, 2002. By the end of 2015, it has over 550 members.

Questions about membership should be directed to secretary@pnwvhfs.org (email).