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Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news summary from  The views are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.


Yaesu FTM-7250DR

Yaesu FTM-7250DR “We are pleased to announce the new feature packed YAESU VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver – FTM-7250DR. The new FTM-7250DR is a… Read more 

Just When You Thought It Was Safe: Chinese Over-the-Horizon Radar Appears on 40 Meters

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that one of China’s over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) installa… Read more 

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio events:

Source: Big Island Amateur Radio Club March 2018 Newsletter.

All licensed amateur radio operators on Hawaii Island are urged to volunteer their time and expertise to support the Hilo Marathon on Sunday, 18 March 2018.  Ham Radio operators will be positioned along teh 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.  Radio amateurs “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.

Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day on Saturday, 28 April 2018, from 0900-1600 HST, at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center.  For more information, please contact event coordinator Mike Stratton (KH6PAC) at

The next round of free Technician License prep classes begins on 22 March 2018 at Kona’s West Hawaii Civic Center. The final exam is set for 26 April 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 (in exact change) is due at the time of each exam. For more information, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section