Accessed on 05 March 2018, 1407 UTC, Post #483.


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The UK-based ICQ Podcast is one of my favorite online programs focusing on Amateur/Ham Radio news and events.  This week, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Edmund Spicer (M0MNG), Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB), Bill Barnes (N3JIX), and Chris Howard (M0TCH) to discuss the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) wraps up the news and provides an Amateur/Ham Radio Book Review.

Here are the main topics discussed in Episode 261:

Ada Lake’s new book features Ham Radio.

Experimental homebrew equipment does not require type acceptance.

Radio Hams assist Girl Guides go international.

Maplin collapses as rescue talks fail.

Shoe tap to Morse Code.

New Swedish Driving Law to affect Amateur Radio.

Argentinian balloon flight completes 2nd round trip.

MacLoggerDX version 6.17 released.

Hawaii Island Amateur Radio events:

Source:  Big Island Amateur Radio Club March 2018 Newsletter.

All licensed amateur radio operators are invited to volunteer their time for the 18 March 2018 Hilo Marathon. 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. The race begins at 0600 HST.  With the net control station at Onekahakaha Park, the radio volunteers ensure coordination between aid stations and race officials, and help with health and safety when needed.  If you want to participate, please call WH6EXS at 1-443-492-9272 or send a message to the PERC Facebook page:  @KH6PRC.

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 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 more information, contact Mike at

You still have time to sign up for the Big Island Amateur Radio Club’s QTH.NET Email Listserve.  To register, contact Les Hittner (K0BAD) at

General Comments:

For the latest Amateur/Ham 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/Ham 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.

Views expressed in this blog are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.

Aloha es 73

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section