East Hawaii amateur radio operators honored


Big Island ARRL News, 16 April 2017, 04:45 hrs, UTC, Post #172.


Accessed on 16 April 2017, 04:45 hrs, UTC.

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Thanks to the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald” for publishing an excellent article and picture about two Hawaii Island radio amateurs who received the ARRL 2016 International Humanitarian Award at a special ceremony on Saturday, 08 April 2017 at the Aupuni Center in Hilo.  Richard Darling (AH7G) and Barbara Darling (NH7FY) were recognized for their material support and on air communications for residents of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Big Island Amateur Radio Club President Gary Schwiter told the Hilo newspaper that “Their admirable dedication has made, and continues to make the lives of individuals and communities, near and far, better in many ways, including basic safety.”

The story was printed on page 6 of the 15 April 2017 edition of the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.”

In other Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news, be sure to attend “Radio Day” on Saturday, 29 April 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. (local time) at the Eden Roc park and community center.  The event is sponsored by the East Hawaii District Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and the Puna Emergency Radio Club. For details, contact Kim —

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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