Accessed on 24 March 2018, 2105 UTC, Post #504.
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Here are the week’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from http://qrznow.com. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
“This video is a comprehensive review of the functions and operation of the RigExpert AA-55 ZOOM Antenna and Cable analyzer. This lightweight po… Read more
“Two Chinese companies, Radioddity and Baofeng, have teamed up to bring you the US$75 dual-band FM/DMR radio housed in the old UV-5R package. Th… Read more
The ID-31E UHF digital D-STAR handportable provides a great jumping on point into the fabulous world of D-STAR Digital Amateur Radio. This radio will… Read more
On February 21, US Army civilian contractor Tim Millea, AJ7UU, and MARS Volunteer Doug Smith, W7KF, embarked on the hospital ship USNS Mercy from San… Read more
“Solar storming has subsided momentarily, but a coronal hole connected to the one that sent us fast wind last week is still very much a part of… Read more
“Radio Scouting — The Adventure of Youth Amateur Radio” is the theme for the 43rd edition of the international Amateur Radio exhibition, HAM RADIO, in… Read more
Amateur Radio volunteers with WX1BOX at the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, and various ARES groups had their hands full during Ma… Read more
Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are ready for their journey to the International Space Station (ISS), which will begin on Wednesday, March 2… Read more
ncrease your station’s receive performance with new book Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur by ARRL author Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ. Althou… Read more
Hamvention® 2018 is May 18-20 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. The largest annual Amateur Radio gathering in the US, t… Read more
The deadline to submit nominations for these five ARRL awards that recognize educational and technological pursuits in Amateur Radio is just 2 weeks a… Read more
The Wolf River Coils Silver Bullet 1000 and the Silver Bullet mini are a variation of the popular screwdriver style antenna. But instead of a motorize… Read more
Icom is pleased to launch a new advanced 8.33 kHz handportable radio to its airband range. The IC-A25NE is the latest development in airband radio tec… Read more
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news:
Source: Big Island Amateur Radio Club March 2018 Newsletter.
Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day, 0900-1600 HST, on Saturday, 28 April 2018, at the Hawaii Paradise Park Community Center, 17th and Maku’u Drive 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…Out plan is to have several different radios set up…There will be lots of activities and demonstrations.” For details, email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You still have time to register for the Big Island Amateur Radio Club’s (BIARC) QTH.NET Listserve. According to coordinator Les Hittner (K0BAD), there are 25 subscribers to BIARC’s rapidly expanding email listeserve. Les says “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.” Les adds that “The listserve provides a secure means of sending club email.” If you wish to join the BIARC Email Listserve, send Les an email at email@example.com.
Noted Amateur/Ham Radio author and columnist Don Keith (N4KC) has written an interesting article about current controversies surrounding recent ARRL Board decisions. You can find the article here: https://www.eham.net. The article is called “Can (should) The A.R.R.L. Be Saved?” As you may expect, Don has received both praise and criticism of his ARRL assessment. Please read the article and decide for yourself whether our national organization is doing the best job it can to represent radio amateurs in the United States. The article is well-written and raises both questions and answers to the ongoing controversy involving transparency, encouraging the growth of amateur radio, and how our dues are spent.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section