Big Island ARRL News, 17 September 2017, 0545 UTC, Post #313.


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A few reminders for radio amateurs on Hawaii Island:

The Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF simplex contest will be held on Sunday, 17 September 2017 from 1300 to 1700 HST. For more information, visit

Radio Day II will be held on Saturday, 30 September 2017, at the “Great Organic Lava Farm”, otherwise known as GOLF or the Kopua Farm Lots Golf Course.  The event is sponsored by East Hawaii ARES. For more information, please contact Kim at

2017 SET is coming to Hawaii Island on Saturday, 21 October 2017 from 0800 to 1300 HST.  The scenario for the 2017 Simulated Emergency Test will be a Great Aleutian Tsunami, which will have a disastrous impact on all Hawaiian Islands.  All radio amateurs are invited to participate in this training exercise.  For more information, contact

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news to at least two week prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

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