The ARRL Letter for August 31, 2017


Big Island ARRL News, 01 September 2017, 0400 hrs, UTC, Post #299.


Accessed on 01 September 2017, 0400 hrs, UTC.

Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).

Please click link to read the full newsletter.


Here are the major stories covered in the current edition of “The ARRL Letter”:

ARRL Headquarters is Closed for Labor Day: ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Labor Day, September 4. There will be no ARRLbulletin or code practice transmissions on Labor Day. ARRLHeadquarters will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, at 8 AM ET. We wish everyone a festive and safe holiday!

Just a quick note for Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly breakfast this Saturday, 02 September 2017, 0800 Hawaii Time, at the IHOP Restaurant in Hilo’s Prince Kuhio Plaza.  Thank to Barbara (NH7FY) and Dean (KH6B) for the tip.

Upcoming events:

Grid Madness, a VHF/UHF simplex contest, will be held throughout the state of Hawaii on Sunday, 17 September 2017, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  The event sponsored by the Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club.  For details, contact Stan Froseth (AH6KO) at

2017 Simulated Emergency Test (SET).  The scenario for the 2017 SET will be a Great Aleutian Tsunami which will have a disastrous impact on all Hawaiian Islands.  SET is scheduled for  Saturday, 21 October 2017, from 0800 to 1300 HST. For more information, contact

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.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit the following websites: (this site). (Simple Ham Radio Antennas). (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). (Amateur Radio News & Information).

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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