The ARRL Letter for March 15, 2018


Accessed on 16 March 2018, 0502 UTC, Post #495.


Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).

Please click link to read the full newsletter.


Here are the main topics discussed in the current issue of “The ARRL Letter”:


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio events:

Source:  Big Island Amateur Radio Club Newsletter, March 2018 edition.

All licensed amateur radio operators on Hawaii Island are invited to support the 18 March 2018 Hilo Marathon. Hams will be assigned positions along the 26.2-mile course which extends into Keaukaha and up the North Hilo coastline from the start/finsh line near the canoe hale on the Hilo Bayfront.  With net controll at Onekahakaha Park, the radio volunteers “will ensure coordination between aid stations and race officials, and assist with health and safety when needed.”  For more details, contact WH6EXS at 1-443-492-9272.

Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day on Saturday, 28 April, 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

Don’t forget to sign up for the Big Island Amateur Radio Club’s new QTH.NET Email Listserve.  If you want to be added to the growing list of Listserve members, please send Les Hittner (K0BAD) an email at

The next round of free Technician License prep classes will begin on 22 March 2018 at Kona’s West Hawaii Civic Center. The final exam will be held on 26 April 2018. For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) 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.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRm)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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