The ARRL Letter for 28 September 2017


Big Island ARRL News, 29 September 2017, 0025 UTC, Post #324.


Accessed on 29 September 2017, 0025 UTC.

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The ARRL Letter is a weekly summary of essential news for active radio amateurs that is available in advance of publication in the official ARRL journal, “QST.” The ARRL Letter strives to be accurate, concise, timely, and readable.

Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition:


Don’t forget these upcoming events for Hawaii radio amateurs:

Radio Day II.  The second ARES Radio Day 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.  Set up begins at 0800 HST.  A pancake breakfast is planned, with donations to benefit ARES.  For more information, contact Kim at

2017 Simulated Emergency Test.  Hawaii Amateur Radio operators will participate in The Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday, 21 October 2017, from 0800 to 1300 HST. The scenario will be a Great Aleutian Tsunami, which will have a disastrous impact on all Hawaiian Islands. Teams of amateur radio operators will be deployed to various locations throughout the county “to exercise…emergency communications capabilities” and “to provide reliabe communications when normal means of communications fail or become overloaded.”  For more information, please 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 check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

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




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