Big Island ARRL News, Saturday, 10 February 2018, 1502 UTC, Post #457.


Please click link or scroll down to read the current issue of “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News.”


The UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club publishes a daily bulletin covering Amateur Radio activities worldwide.  Here are some of the stories making headlines for radio amateurs:

HamRadioNow AMSAT interview at Orlando HamCation
AMSAT President Joe Spier K6WAO talks about AMSAT and Satellites with Gary Pearce KN4AQ at the Orlando HamCation

WIA aims to provide 24/7 online portal
Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) Vice President David Ford VK4MZ discusses improvements to the service provided to members

Foundations of Amateur Radio #140
How should I promote my contest?
The act of telling someone about something is promoting it, not in a marketing sense, just an awareness sense. The act of not telling someone is keeping a secret

Amateur astronomers photograph Tesla Roadster in space
“It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever captured in my telescope,” says amateur astronomer Raymond Kneip

ILLW 100 scored by YLs in Portugal
The Amateur Radio Ladies Portugal will be operating from Cabo Carvoeiro, Ladin overlooking a western point peninsula of the Atlantic Ocean, in this year’s International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

Free IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter
The free IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports a north west African military Thales-3000 system on 13998.4 kHz was causing interference in the amateur radio 20m band

Passion of amateur radio
Radio Cadena Agramonte interviews one of the new generation of radio amateurs in Cuba

HPP Radio Day


BIARC February 2018 Newsletter.

Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day on 28 April 2018 from 0900 to 1600 (HST) at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center at 17th and Maku’u.  Event coordinator Mike Stratton (KH6PAC) says “Our plan is to have several different radios set up…there will be lots of activities and demonstrations.”  For more details, email Mike at

News series of Technician License Prep Classes to be offered around Hawaii Island


BIARC February 2018 Newsletter.

New Technician Class Prep Classes will be offered around Hawaii Island at the Aupuni Community Center (Hilo), the West Hawaii Civic Center (Kona), the HOVE Community Center (Ocean View), and at the Kea’au Community Center (Kea’au).  The first round of classes begins on 15 February 2018 at Hilo’s Aupuni Community Center.  For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section