ARRL Audio News, Friday, July 21, 2017


Big Island ARRL News, 22 July 2017, 03:45 hrs, UTC, Post #266.


Accessed on 22 July 2017, 03:45 hrs, UTC.

Reporters:  Sean Kutzko (KX9X) and Carla Pereira (KC1HSX).

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ARRL Audio News is a weekly, 15-minute podcast hosted by ARRL’s Sean Kutzko (KX9X) and Carla Pereira (KC1HSX).  The podcast provides a summary of news and events pertaining to Amateur Radio operators.  There is no advertising or music in the program, and is suitable for use on Amateur Radio repeater networks.

Here are some of stories covered in this week’s podcast:

Amateur Radio Parity Act is introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Revised FCC Form 605 will ask applicants the “Felony Question.”

Ham Radio is there, as Honolulu hosts a successful 10th Annual “Geek Meet”.  For a complete report of this event, complete with pictures, please visit  The blog is written by Stacy Holbrook (KH6OWL), who serves as the ARRL PIO for Oahu.

There are some important operating events coming to Hawaii in August and September, 2017.  First, be sure to participate in the 2017 Hawaii QSO Party from 0400 UTC, 26 August 2017, to 0400 UTC, 28 August 2017. Help other radio amateurs get that 50th state for the WAS Award and have some fun.  For details, contact Alan (AD6E) at  Second, the Hawaii state VHF/UHF Grid Madness is coming on Sunday, 17 September 2017, from 1300-1700 HST.  For more information, visit

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

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

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Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de,

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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