Just Ahead in Radiosport


Big Island ARRLNews, 15 July 2017, 23:20 hrs, UTC, Post #259.


The ARRL Letter for Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Please click link to read the full schedule of events.


Although the 2017 ARRL Field Day is past, there are still many contests and DX-peditions to keep your operating skills sharp and focused.  According to via The ARRL Letter, July and early August are packed with some interesting and challenging events.  At the end of the list, I’ll briefly describe two Hawaii-sponsored operating events that you should consider.

Here’s the list of upcoming Radiosport events:

Just Ahead In Radiosport:– July 15 — Russian Radio Team Championship (CW, phone)

– July 15 — Trans-Tasman Low-Bands Challenge (CW, phone, digital)

– July 15 — Feld Hell Sprint

– July 15 — DMC RTTY Contest

– July 15-16 — North American QSO Party (RTTY)

– July 15-16 — CQ Worldwide VHF Contest (CW, phone, digital)

– July 16 — RSGB Low Power Contest (CW)

– July 17 — Run for the Bacon QRP Contest (CW)

– July 20 — NAQCC CW Sprint (CW)

See the ARRL Contest Calendar for more information. For in-depth reporting on Amateur Radio contesting, subscribe to The ARRL Contest Update via your ARRL member profile e-mail preferences.

In addition to these operating events, here are two more Hawaii-oriented contests worth your time:

Hawaii QSO Party.  The event will be held from 26 August 2017 (0400 UTC) to 28 August 2017 (0400 UTC). The event promotes HF operation from the unique Hawaii destination in the Pacific.  Hawaii is an ARRL DXCC entity as well as the nation’s 50th state needed for the ARRL WAS (Worked All States) Award.

The Hawaii Grid Madness VHF/UHF simplex event will be held on Sunday, 17 September 2017, from 1300-1700 Hawaii Standard Time.  The event is sponsored by the Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club. For details, contact Stan Froseth (AH6KO)– You can get more information at this website:

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Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section



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