Big Island ARRL News, 23 August 2017, 20:15 hrs, UTC, Post #294.


Accessed on 23 August 2017, 20:15 hrs, UTC.

Editor:  Brian Moran (N9ADG).

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Here are the main topics discussed in the current issue of “The ARRL Contest Update.”:

And, speaking of contests, here are some upcoming events worth noting:

The Hawaii QSO Party. The contest’s 48 hour operating period will be from 04:00 UTC, 26 August 2017, through 04:00 UTC, 28 August 2017 (or 6:00 p.m., 25 August 2017, through 6:00 p.m., 27 August 2017 for those of us living in Hawaii).  You can find more information about the event at

Hawaii Grid Madness VHF/UHF simplex event.  Grid Madness will be held on Sunday, 17 September 2017, from 13:00 to 17:00 hrs, UTC.  The event is sponsored by the Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club.  For details, contact Stan Froseth (AH6KO) at

2017 Simulated Emergency Test (SET).  The ARRL-sponsored event will be held on Saturday, 21 October 2017, from 08:00 to 13:00 hrs Hawaii Standard Time.  The scenario will be the Great Aleutian Tsunami, “which will have a disastrous impact on all of the Hawaiian Islands.”  A formal press release will be sent to Hawaii Island media during the first week of September.  For more information, contact Eric Grabowski (KH6CQ) 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