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IOTA News from OPDX, 18 December 2017

Big Island ARRL News, 18 December 2017, 1445 UTC, Post #401.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org/iota/opdx/index.htm#.WjfO5UqnHIV

Please click link to read the full report.

Comment:

Here are some of the upcoming IOTA (Islands On The Air) DX-peditions scheduled for early 2018:

AS-088 (A70X operating from Al Safliya Island, Qatar, 01-06 January 2018).

OC-016 (3D2JS operating from Tavenui Island, Fiji from early January through mid-March 2018).

OC-105/OC-174 (DU1UD/8 operating from Mapun Island, Philippines, first or second quarter of 2018).

Upcoming event for Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest is coming to the Waimea Community Center on Saturday, 13 January 2018.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and will include a ham radio swap meet, guest speakers, and a VE test session for amateur radio licenses.  Doors open to the public at 0930 Hawaii Standard Time, with VE testing beginning at 1300 Hawaii Standard Time.  Talk-in on 147.32 MHz.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at wh6n@arrl.net.

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Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

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.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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Amateur Radio related websites

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info (ARRL Pacific Section website)

 

https://www.simplehamradioantennas.com.

https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.

https://www.eham.net.

http://www.southgatearc.org.

http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/ (ARRL Audio News Podcast).

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