2017 Grid Madness–17 September 2017


Big Island ARRL News, 08 July 2017, 16:00 hrs, UTC, Post #251.


Accessed on 08 July 2017, 16:00 hrs, UTC.

Author:  Darren Holbrook (KH6OWL), ARRL PIO, Oahu.

Please click link to read the complete announcement.


The VHF/UHF simplex contest known as the “2017 Grid Madness” is set for Sunday, 17 September 2017, from 1300-1700 hrs Hawaii Standard Time.  The general parameters of the contest are:

“The only rule change for 2017 is the power limit in the HT Class increased to 8 Watts.

SIMPLEX FM 146.52, 146.400, 146.460, 146.580 MHz and 446.000, 446.100, 446.200, 446.300 MHz

EXCHANGE your call sign, contact number and 6-character grid square

LOG time, freq, contact’s call, contact number & grid square.”

Darren (KH6OWL) also provides some helpful suggestions to make this event exciting and challenging.

For details, please check the official website for the event at:

The contact for the event is Seth Froseth (AH6KO) in Kailua-Kona.

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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