Big Island ARRL News, 22 December 2017, 0240 UTC, Post #404.


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Here are the main topics discussed in the 21 December 2017 edition of “The ARRL Letter”:

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Christmas, December 25, and on New Year’s Day, January 1. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code-practice transmissions on those days. This is the final edition of The ARRL Letter for 2017. The ARRL Letter will return on Thursday, January 4. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

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 feature a ham equipment swap meet, guest speakers, and a VE testing session for amateur radio licenses.  Door open to the public at 0930 Hawaii Standard Time, with VE testing set for 1300 Hawaii Standard Time.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

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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 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