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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio events:

Source:  Big Island Amateur Radio Club March 2018 Newsletter.

All licensed radio amateurs on Hawaii Island are invited to volunteer their time to support 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 at Onekahakaha Park, ham operators 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.”

Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day from 0900 to 1600, 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…”  For details, contact Mike at

Don’t forget to sign up for the Big Island Amateur Radio Club’s QTH.NET Email Listserve.  According to coordinator Lest 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.”  Hittner adds that “The listserve provides a secure means of sending club email.”  For more information, please contact Les at

General Comments:

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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

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public information coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section