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Here are the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news articles from  Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.


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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio activities:


Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) April 2018 Newsletter.

Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day on Saturday, 28 April 2018, 0900 to 1600 HST, at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center, 17th and Maku’u Drive in the Puna District.  For details, contact Mike Stratton (KH6PAC) at

You still have time to sign up for the Big Island Amateur Radio Club QTH.NET Email Listserve.  If you want to join our group, please send an email to Les Hittner (K0BAD) at

Free classes to prep students for the Amateur Radio Technician’s License are now underway at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona.  VE testing is set for 26 April 2018.  The next class is set for 03 May 2018 at the HOVE Community Center in Ocean View, with the VE monitored exam scheduled for 07 June 2018.  The final Technician License prep class for this year will be held at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, beginning on 01 November 2018.  The VE administered exam is set for 13 December 2018.  A test fee of $15 in exact change will be collected at the time of each exam.  For more information, please 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.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section