The 5 MHz Newsletter is now available for download


Big Island ARRL News, 17 December 2017, 0510 UTC, Post #400.


Editor:  Paul Gaskell (G4MWO).

Please click link to get download information on the 5 MHz Newsletter.


“The 5 MHz Newsletter” is a must read for any radio amateur interested in the 60 meter band.  The newsletter is full of helpful operating hints, antenna suggestions, equipment modifications, and news about the 5MHz Amateur Radio community.

Here is Paul’s press release, which includes the downloading instructions for the free pdf.

“The latest edition (No 19) of The 5 MHz Newsletter is now available for free pdf download from

or alternatively from the ‘External Links’ section of the Wikipedia 60m Band page

or the RSGB 5 MHz page

This edition features news from 15 countries, Canada awaits WRC-15 Allocation plus Domestic Channels, 5 MHz in the Hurricanes, New 60m portable linked-dipole antenna, Beware of the FAT and Readers’ Feedback

Plus of course, Season’s Greetings and All The Best for 2018 on 5 MHz !


Paul Gaskell  G4MWO
The 5 MHz Newsletter”

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds 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.

Upcoming event for Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest will be held Saturday, 13 January 2018 at the Waimea Community Center in Kamuela.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and will feature an electronics/ham equipment swap meet, guest speakers, and a VE testing session for amateur radio licenses.  Doors open at 0930 Hawaii Standard Time.  For more information, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

Opinions expressed in this blog are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

%d bloggers like this: