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Reminder about “Grid Madness” on 17 September 2017

Big Island ARRL News, 04 September 2017, 2245 hrs, UTC, Post #302.

Source:

E-mail from Stan Froseth (AH6KO).

Accessed on 04 September 2017, 2245 hrs, UTC.

Comment:

On Saturday, 03 September 2017, I received this reminder from Stan Froseth (AH6KO) regarding the 17 September Grid Madness VHF/UHF contest:

” Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017, 6:53 AM
> Aloha!
>
> One last reminder for Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness, an event for
> all hams in the State of Hawaii! This event is designed for
> FUN, and to test your equipment, coverage and operating
> skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm.
>
> The
> idea is to contact as many stations as you can in as many
> Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX ONLY.
>
> For
> your calendar — Sunday, September 17th 2017 from 1300
> to 1700 HST. Get complete details and the info
> packet here:
>
http://gridmadness.blogspot.co
> m/
>
> New this
> year:
> Increased power limit in
> the HTclass (to 8
> Watts)You can use paper log
> sheets as usual, or try the Grid
> Madness Logger — a new spreadsheet tool
> Pass the word to friends,
> clubs, and nets — especially on Maui, Kauai and
> Molokai. Comments and questions to AH6KO@arrl.net
>
> Please send in
> your log:
> Even one contact gets
> you acertificate.
> You will be helping
> to build a map of simplex paths for Hawaii.
> Send photos with your log. Thank
> you!
>
> Aloha & 73~
>
> Stan AH6KO
>
> If you want
> to be removed from our email list, just let us know!

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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