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The ARRL Contest Update, 11 January 2017.

Big Island ARRL News, 13 January 2017, 05:55 hrs, UTC, Post #93.

Source:

http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-contest-update-issues?issue=2017-01-11

Editor:  Brian Moran (N9ADG).

Accessed on 13 January 2017, 05:55 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to read the current contest update from the ARRL.

Comment:

Although contesting isn’t everybody’s “cup of tea”, the discipline of working through a contest and its protocols provides excellent practice and training for radio amateurs involved in ARES, RACES, SATERN, MARS, and other emergency communications services.

I’ll admit that I’m not a “die-hard” contest participant, but I do drop into a few contests just to see if I can handle the fast pace of contacts and get basic information correct–skills needed in an emergency situation. My admiration goes to those who can keep up the pace for hours on end and still finish the event in good spirits.  Contests also provide a convenient way to work on several ARRL and IARU awards while you fine tune your communications skills.

Here are the top stories that editor Brian Moran (N9ADG) has assembled for your review:

“IN THIS ISSUE

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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