QRZNOW, Monday, 19 Februrary 2018


Big Island ARRL News, 19 February 2018, 1555 UTC, Post #467.


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    News for Hawaii Island radio amateurs

    Source:  BIARC February 2018 Newsletter.

    Don’t forget the HPP Radio Day scheduled for Saturday, 28 April 2018 at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center, 17th and Maku’u, in the Puna District.  According to 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 details, contact Mike at

    You still have time to sign up for the QTH.NET 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.”  Les adds that a listserve “provides a secure means of sending club email.”  To become a member of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club Listserve, contact Les at

    The second round of free Technician License Prep Classes begins on 22 March 2018 at Kona’s West Hawaii Civic Center.  The final exam is set for 26 April 2018.  The first round of the Technician License Class is already underway at Hilo’s Aupuni Conference Room.  The third round of the Technician Class License Class begins on 03 May 2018 at the HOVE Community Center in Ocean View.  The fourth and final round of the Technician Class License Course starts on 01 November 2018 at the Kea’au Community Center.  For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) at

    For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Views expressed in this blog are those of the reporters and correspondents.

    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

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