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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

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

General Comments:

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: 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.

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section