Big Island ARRL News, 04 September 2017, 0045 hrs, UTC, Post #301.

September 2017 BIARC Newsletter


Accessed on 04 September 2017, 0045 hrs, UTC.

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Editor Leigh Critchlow has just published the September 2017 edition of the “BIARC Newsletter.”

Here are the main topics:

Grid Madness is coming Sunday, 17 September 2017, from 1300 to 1700 HST. For more information, visit: or contact Stan Froseth (AH6KO) at

BIARC President Gary Schwiter answers the “burning question” why would you use a PC as a radio?

A lengthy, informative discussion covering the pros and cons of the Amateur Radio Parity Act now before the U.S. Senate. The pro side is taken by HQ ARRL, while the negative side belongs to Fred Hopengarten (K1VR).  Fred believes the current bill as written could work against radio amateurs.

The ARRL Letter.

Radio Day II is coming on 30 September 2017 at a “Great Lava Farm”–elsewise known as The KLapua Farm Lots Golf Course.  For details, contact Kim at or phone 430-7297.

BIARC minutes for the 12 August 2016 meeting.

The 10-10 Connection with Irene Kubica (NH7PE).  Don’t forget the Ten-Ten Sprint Party, beginning on Tuesday, 10 October 2017.

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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