“The Communicator”–A Publication of The Surrey Amateur Radio Club

Big Island ARRL News, 03 October 2017, 2055 UTC, Post #330.



Editor:  John Schouten (VE7TI).

Accessed on 03 October 2017, 2055 UTC.

Please click link to read the current issue of “The Communicator.”


Over the past few years, I’ve made it habit of searching for Amateur Radio Club newsletters in order to get an idea how the Amateur Radio Community is faring in our often turbulent, uncertain world.  My recent discovery of “The Communicator” from the Surrey Amateur Radio Club in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada has convinced me that amateur radio is doing well, despite naysayers.

Like our own “Big Island Amateur Radio Club Newsletter” edited by Leigh Critchlow, this slick publication is filled with local news, technical articles, and tips on station improvement.  Webmaster Jeremy Morse (VE7TMY) has done an excellent job of formatting this fascinating club newsletter.

The October 2017 issue of “The Communicator” contains articles suitable for both beginners and veteran operators.  Particularly interesting is a look at the life and accomplishments of Nikola Tesla. If you have some time, please dig into this issue–you won’t be disappointed.

Just a reminder for Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

The 2017 Simulated Emergency Test will be held on Saturday, 21 October 2017, from 0800 to 1300 HST.  The scenario for SET 2017 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 reliable communications when normal means of communications fail or become overloaded.”  Radio amateurs will work closely with Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaii County Chapter of the American Red Cross.  All amateur radio operators are invited to participate in this exercise. For more information, please contact cerisanders@gmail.com.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

You can find more Amateur Radio News at these sites:



https://atomic-temporary-116934757.wpcomstaging.com (this site).


http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).

https://kh6jrm.blogspot.com (Simple Ham Radio Antennas).

https://paper.li/kh6jrm/1430280353 (Amateur Radio News & Information).

Other sites of interest:

Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/f-1476233615).

Hawaii Intelligence Digest (https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com).

Hawaii Intelligence Daily (https://paper.li/f-1482109921).

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks 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

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section