Southgate Amateur Radio Club News, Monday, 12 February 2018


Big Island ARRL News, 12 February 2018, 2211 UTC, Post #459.


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Here are today’s top international Amateur Radio news stories compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.  Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.  Just click your selected headline to read the full story.

3Y0I Bouvet DXpedition rebooted
According to the Web page, operators Dominik 3Z9DX, Stanislaw SQ8X, Leszek SP3DOI, Branko YU4DX and Frans J69DS have rebooted their plans to activate Bouvet Island

DXCC Most Wanted
The ‘DXCC Most Wanted‘ entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of February 7th. The list contain 340 entities and the top 10 entities seems to have changed with the addition of Kosovo  

Latest news from the Republic of Kosovo
The weather has been warming up in Kosovo lately and is currently above the freezing mark. Many are wondering why it isn’t possible to eliminate the noise by setting up camp in the quiet open field

IET Lifetime achievement award for Essex radio amateur G3HTF
Essex radio amateur Les Barclay OBE G3HTF received the IET Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in radio wave propagation

MUARC activities
Over the next few months, the Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club will have a number of guest speakers, everyone is welcome

Absolute Radio seeks to reduce AM coverage
Ofcom has published a consultation on a proposed variation to Absolute Radio’s national analogue radio licence

THE LAST SCAN: Inside the desperate fight to keep old TVs alive
Behind a nondescript Manhattan storefront, Chi-Tien Lui is stockpiling objects many people wouldn’t think twice about trashing: cathode ray tube televisions

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4th February, through Sunday, 11th February there were 217 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Upcoming Hawaii Island Amateur Radio events:

Source:  BIARC February 2018 Newsletter.

HPP Radio Day set for 28 April 2018.

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

New series of Technician License prep classes to be offered around Hawaii Island.

The first round of free Technician 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 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 at Ocean View’s HOVE Community Center, with the final exam set for 07 June 2018.

The fourth round of Technician License classes will be held at Kea’au’s Community Center, beginning on 01 November 2018, with the final exam set for 13 December 2018.

The test fee will be $15 in exact cash due at the time of each exam.  For more details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section