Big Island ARRL News, 19 October 2017, 0455 UTC, Post #346.


Editor:  Rick Palm (K1CE).

Accessed on 19 October 2017, 0455 UTC.

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Here are the main topics discussed in the current issue of the “ARES E-Letter”:

“Other NewsRadio Amateurs Volunteer to Support 2017 US Air Force Marathon (9/26/17)

For Monthly ARES Reports and Stats: ARES Annual/Monthly Reports. Check to see if your Section’s ARES activity is included. If not, check with your Section Emergency Coordinator.”

And speaking of ARES and related issues, don’t forget to participate in the 2017 Simulated Emergency Test, scheduled for 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.  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 capabilities” and “to provide reliable communications when normal means of communications fail or become overloaded.”  All amateur radio operators are invited to participate in this exercise.  For more information, contact

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

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.

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