Accessed on 14 March 2018, 1559 UTC, Post #493.

While I was cruising the web for some new antenna ideas, I came across this video produced in 2014 for the 100th anniversary of the ARRL.  Although the video is a few years old, the message is still worth seeing.  Narrator Becky Schoenfeld (W1BXY) does an excellent job of explaining the origins, mission, and projects of the ARRL.  I would like to operate W1AW one of these days–it would be an experience of a lifetime.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio events:

Source:  Big Island Amateur Radio Club March 2018 Newsletter

All licensed amateur radio operators on Hawaii Island are invited to volunteer their time for the 18 March 2018 Hilo Marathon.  Ham operators 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.  If you want to help, please contact 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, 17th and Maku’u in the Puna District.  For details, contact Mike Stratton  (KH6PAC) at

You can still sign up for the Big Island Amateur Radio Club’s QTH.NET Email Listserve.  For details, contact Les Hittner (K0BAD) at

The next round of free Technician License prep classes begins on 22 March 2018 at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona.  The final exam is set for 26 April 2018.  For more information, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at

General Remarks:

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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