XXThe October 2017 BIARC Newsletter test (1)

Big Island ARRL News, 12 October 2017, 0730 UTC, Post #338.

Please click link to download and read the October 2017 edition of the “Big Island Amateur Radio Club Newsletter.”


Here are the main topics covered in the October 2017 edition of the “Big Island Amateur Radio Club Newsletter:

Hawaii hams have fun in the annual Grid Madness Contest.

Magnetic Loop antennas were the focus of the September 2017 BIARC program.

October 2017 BIARC meeting program.

Puerto Rico hurricane-relief efforts update, including Amateur Radio support for The American Red Cross and public safety agencies on the hurricane-devastated island.

BIARC’s southern repeater is moved to a “temporary sanctuary” in the Ka’u District.

The ARRL Letter.

Hurricane relief appeal from ARRL President Rick Roderick (K5UR).

BIARC silent keys.

BIARC September 2017 meeting minutes.

A message from ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joe Speroni (AH0A) regarding the 2017 Simulated Emergency Test on 21 October 2017.

The 10-10 Connection with Irene Kubica (NH7PE).


Just a reminder:

Please participate in the 2017 SET, scheduled for Saturday, 21 October 2017. Hawaii Island radio amateurs will work closely with the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and The American Red Cross.  Teams of amateur radio operators will be deployed to various locations throughout Hawaii County “to exercise…emergency communications when normal means of communications fail or become overloaded.”  All amateur radio operators are invited to participate in this exercise between the hours of 0800 and 1300 HST.  For more information, please contact cerisanders@gmail.com.  You can also contact Oahu ARES members listed in Joe Speroni’s message in the October 2017 edition of the “Big Island Amateur Radio Club Newsletter.”

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

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