QRZNOW News, Friday, 09 March 2018

Accessed on 10 March 2018, 0537 UTC, Post #488.



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Here are some Amateur/Ham Radio news headlines from http://qrznow.com.  Views expressed in this summary are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.


  • The HF Voyager Project –  Pacific ham radio drone KH6JF/MM using FT8
  • ARRL Repurposes AM Broadcast Transmitter for Ham Radio Use
  • Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L, is “Amateur of the Year,” as Hamvention® Announces Award Winners
  • Wind-Up Radio Inventor Trevor Baylis Dead at 80
  • Swedish Telecoms Regulator Considering Charging Hams a Fee to Run More Than 200 W
  • History-Related Events Will Operate from Rare Grid in Cape Cod National Seashore

    History-Related Events Will Operate from Rare Grid in Cape Cod National Seashore

    Hawaii Island Amateur Radio Events:

    Source:  Big Island Amateur Radio Club March 2018 Newsletter.

    Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day from 0900 to 1600 HST on Saturday, 28 April 2018.  The event will be held at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center.  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.”  For details, email Mike at jefffan@hotmail.com.

    All licensed radio amateurs 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 line near the canoe hale on the Hilo Bayfront.  With net control established at Onekahakaha Park, the radio volunteers “will ensure coordination between aid stations and race officials”, and help “with health and safety when needed.”  For details, contact WH6EXS at 1-443-492-9272 o send a message to the PERC Facebook page:  @KH6PRC.

    The next free Technician License prep class will be held at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona, beginning on 22 March 2018, with the final exam set for 26 April 2018.  For more information, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at douscelle@aol.com.  Please note:  Test fee is $15.00 in exact cash due at the time of each exam.

    General Remarks:

    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 kh6jrm@arrl.net 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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