The ARRL Letter for March 1, 2018


Accessed on 02 March 2018, 0230 UTC, Post #479.


Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).

Please click link to read the full letter from HQ ARRL.


Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of “The ARRL Letter”:

Views expressed in these articles are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Hawaii Island Amateur Radio events:

Source:  Big Island Amateur Radio Club March 2018 Newsletter.

Puna Emergency Radio Club supports the Big Island International Marathon.

The Puna Emergency Radio Club will continue its support of the Big Island International Marathon this year.  The event is set for  Sunday, 18 March 2018, in Hilo and begins at 0600 HST.  All licensed amateur radio operators are invited to volunteer their time for this event and receive updated information during the weekly Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) nets at 1900 HST, Wednesdays, on 147.120 MHz, +100 Hz.  According to the March 2018 “Big Island Radio Club Newsletter”, “Hams are assigned to positions along the 26.2-mile course which extends into Keaukaha and up the North Hilo coastline from the start/finish line near the canoe hale on the Hilo Bayfront.”  If you wish to participate in the event, please call WH6EXS at 1-443-492-9272 or “send a message to the PERC Facebook page:  @KH6PRC.”

HPP Radio Day.

Source:  Big Island Amateur Radio Club March 2018 Newsletter.

Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day on Saturday, 28 April 2018 at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center, beginning at 0900 HST. The Community Center is located at 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

General Comments:

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

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.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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