A reminder about the Hawaii QSO Party, 26 August to 28 August 2017


Big Island ARRL News, 31 July 2017, 15:40 hrs, UTC, Post #276.

Source:  Personal e-mail from Alan Maenchen (AD6E).

Accessed on 31 July 2017, 15:40 hrs, UTC.

On Sunday, 30 July 2017, I received a reminder about the upcoming Hawaii QSO Party set for 26 August 2017 to 28 August 2017.

Here’s is Alan’s complete message:

— On Sun, 7/30/17, Alan Maenchen <> wrote:

> From: Alan Maenchen <>
> Subject: Calendar: Hawai’i QSO Party Aug 26-28
> To: “Darren Holbrook” <>
> Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 1:17 PM
> To ALL KH6 radio
> amateurs:Time to
> have some fun. The Hawai’i QSO Party will be held again
> this year in just a few days, and you’re invited.
> It’s time to get “radio-active”. The rules have
> been revised to be more in – tune with other state QSO
> parties, but it’s basically the same as before. Get on
> the air, make a bunch of QSOs, have some radio fun.Please take a look at the web
> site:   Event starts at 0400Z Aug 26 and
> runs through 0359Z Aug 28;
> That’s 48 hours total, and you can operate as much of
> that time as you want.Hawaiian stations work anyone,
> anywhere, on any legal HF mode: CW, SSB, or any of the many
> digital modes. We really want to get as many HI stations
> active for as long as possible. If you’re not able to
> work HF and would like to try, contact another ham with an
> HF station and ask about helping with the operating. If you
> don’t know anyone to ask, contact these helpful
> hams:Big Island:  Lloyd KH6LC    kh6lc at Maui:
>  Alan  KH6TU              ad6e at arrl.netO’ahu:
>  Kimo KH7U              kimo at lava.netSince we only five counties,
> we’ve expanded the usual QSO party multiplier list into
> regions which makes this more challenging.
> Rules/HQP/QTHIDs.htmlThe Hawai`i QSO Party is an event
> to promote HF operation from the unique Hawai`i destination
> in the Pacific. Hawai`i is an ARRL DXCC entity as well as
> the nation’s 50th state needed for the ARRL WAS
> Award.Aloha

Another date to watch is Sunday, 17 September 2017, from 1300-1700 HST. During this time the 2017 Hawaii Grid Madness VHF/UHF simplex event will be held throughout the state of Hawaii.  For more information on this contest, please contact Stan Froseth (AH6KO) at

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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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