Big Island ARRL News, 16 February 2018, 0440 UTC, Post #463.


Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).


Here’s the latest issue of “The ARRL Letter”, published on Thursday, 15 February 2018.  Views expressed in this newsletter are those of the editor, reporters, and correspondents.

ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Presidents’ Day: ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Monday, February 19 — Presidents’ Day. There will be no W1AW code practice or bulletin transmission on February 19. ARRL Headquarters will re-open at 8 AM (ET) on Tuesday, February 20.

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, 17th and Maku’u in the Puna District.  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…Our plan is to have several different radios set up…There will be lots of activities and demonstrations.”  For more information, please contact Mike at

Sign up for the QTH.NET Email Listserve

Source:  BIARC February 2018 Newsletter.

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) continues “to build and streamline” its new email listserve.  According to coordinator Les Hittner (K0BAD), “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.”  If you wish to join the new listserve, please contact Les at

General Comments

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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.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section