Southgate Amateur Radio Club News, 15 February 2018


Big Island ARRL News, 15 February 2018, 2048 UTC, Post #462.


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Another one of my preferred sites for Amateur Radio news and information is UK-based “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News.”  The focus of this site is international Amateur/Ham Radio news, contests, educational projects, and DXpeditions.

Here are today’s top international Amateur Radio news stories from  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Any contacts have been really difficult to discover.

This week’s prize DX 3Y0Z (Bouvet Is, well sort of), HP1ELV (Panama, who spent some time spotting, thank you.) Z60A (Kosovo), YT8A (Serbia), TZ4AM (Mali) and T88RF (Palau).

I’ve spent time on 18m

K7AGE Quartzfest Video
Randy Hall K7AGE talked to Jeri Ellsworth AI6TK and Amy Herndon AI6ZU about their amateur radio projects at Quartzfest 2018 in Arizona

An example of the broadness of amateur radio
On his blog Sterling Coffey N0SSC writes about amateur radio posts on the Hackernews Forum

IARU secretary visits Cuba
IARU Secretary Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, and his wife Linda, KA1ZD, visited the National Headquarters of the Federation of Radio Amateurs of Cuba (FRC)

Sunspot explodes, hurls CME at Earth
On Feb. 12th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2699 exploded – for more than 6 hours

NASA TV to air US spacewalk at the International Space Station
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 16, to move components for the station’s robotic system into long-term storage.

Live coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 5:30 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.


HPP Radio Day.

Source:  BIARC February 2018 Newsletter.

Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day on Saturday, 28 April 2018, from 0900 to 1600 (HST), at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center.  Event coordinator Mike Stratton (KH6PAC), says “Our plan is to have several different radios set up…there will be lots of activities and demonstrations.” Set-up starts at 0800 (HST), with tear-down set for  1600 (HST).  For details, contact Mike at

Technician License Prep Classes underway.

Source:  BIARC February 2018 Newsletter.

The first in a series of Hawaii Island Technician Class License preparation classes begins today (Thursday, 15 February 2018.  The class will meet at Hilo’s Aupuni Conference Room near the Hawaii County Building.  The final exam for the course is set for Thursday, 22 March 2018.  Other Technician Class License classes are set for Kona, Ocean View, and Kea’au later this year.  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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