HQ ARRL News, Tuesday, 06 March 2018


Accessed on 07 March 2018, 0340 UTC, Post #484.


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Here the latest press releases from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.  A full list is available on the right hand sidebar of this blog.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio events:

Source:  Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) March 2018 Newletter.

Ham Radio support needed for the 18 March 2018 Hilo Marathon.

All licensed amateur radio operators on Hawaii Island are invited to volunteer their time for the 18 March 2018 Hilo Marathon.  Hams will be assigned to positions along the 26.2-mile course which extends into Keaukaha and up the North Hilo coastline from the start/finish near the canoe hale on the Hilo Bayfront.  With the net control station at Onekahakaha Park, radio volunteers will ensure coordination between aid stations and race officials, and assist with health and safety when needed.  For more information, please call WH6EXS at 1-443-492-9272 or send a message to the PERC Facebook page:  @KH6PRC.

HPP Radio Day.

Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day on Saturday, 28 April at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center, 17th and Maku’u in the Puna District.  The event runs between 0900 and 1600 HST.  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, email Mike at

Sign up for the QTH.NET Listserve.

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.”  Les adds that “The listserve provides a secure means of sending club email; Listserve emails are easily identified by their unique Subject Line headings.; and Access to the Listserve can be place on the club’s website.”  To register for the new listserve, send an email to

General Remarks:

For more Amateur/Ham Radio news and events, 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.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russ Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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