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Big Island ARRL News, 12 February 2018, 0038 UTC, Post #458.


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    Upcoming events for Hawaii Island Radio Amateurs:

    Source:  BIARC February 2018 Newsletter

    HPP Radio Day:

    Everyone is invited to attend the HPP Radio Day on Saturday, 28 April 2018, from 0900 to 1600 (HST) at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center at 17th and Maku’u in the Puna District.  Event coordinator Mike Stratton (KH6PAC) say “We want to let everyone know that the event is open to all hams, especially the newest operators…Out plan is to have several different radios set up…There will be lots of activities and demonstrations.”  For details, contact Mike at

    Sign up for the QTH.NET Email Listserve:

    The Big Island Amateur Radio Club continues to build and streamline its new email listserve.  Project coordinator Les Hittner  (K0BAD)says “The main advantage of using such a listserve is that you do not have to individually maintain a list of club-member email addresses in order to enter into important conversations related to club operations.”  In order to join the listserve, please send Les an email at

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

  • The first round of Technician Class License classes will be held at Hilo’s Aupuni Conference Room, beginning on 15 February 2018, with the final exam set for 22 March 2018.
  • The second round of Technician Class License classes will be held at Kona’s West Hawaii Civic Center, beginning on 22 March 2018, with the final exam set for 26 April 2018.’
  • The third round of Technician License classes will be held in Ocean View at the HOVE Community Center, beginning on 03 May 2018, with the final exam set for 07 June 2018.’
  • And the final round of Technician License classes will be held in Kea’au at the Kea’au Community Center, beginning on 01 November 2018, with the final exam set for 06 December 2018.
  • A test fee of $15 in exact cash will be collected at the time of each final exam.
  • 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.
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