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Here are the latest press releases from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 05111. Views expressed in this amateur radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Radio Amateurs in Canada are poised to join those in several other nations around the world who have access to a new 60-meter band, 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz.Read More
World Amateur Radio Day is Wednesday, April 18, and EDR, Denmark’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Member-Society, is sponsoring the 5P0WARD Award for working 5P0WARD/xx stations between 0000 and 2400 UTC.Read More
Wednesday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), this year marking the 93rd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).Read More
04/16/2018 | “The Wireman” Press Jones, N8UG, SK:
“The Wireman” Pressley W. “Press” Jones, N8UG, of Landrum, South Carolina, died on April 10.Read More
Former Connecticut Section Manager and retired professor Betsey Doane, K1EIC, will receive the Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF) Lifetime Achievement Award.Read More
Former “Coast to Coast AM” and “Dreamland” radio host Art Bell, W6OBB, of Pahrump, Nevada, died on Friday, April 13.Read More
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact with crew member Ricky Arnold, KE5DAU, was a huge success on more than one level.Read More
Amateur Radio operators from outside the US who are requesting an initial call sign certificate to establish a new Logbook of The World (LoTW) user account now may submit the required documentation via e-mail.Read More
ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, used the occasion of National Volunteer Week, April 15 – 21, to express gratitude to “thousands of Amateur Radio operators” for their public service contributions.Read More
The ARISS-Russia Cosmonautics Day (International Day of Human Space Flight) SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station have proven popular.Read More
Emily Thiel, P43E, of Oranjestad, Aruba, died on April 12.Read More
04/13/2018 | The K7RA Solar Update
A tiny sunspot finally appearsRead More
The results of the 2017 ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone are now posted on the ARRL website.Read More
According to an April 10 IEEE SPECTRUM report, “The FCC’s Big Problem with Small Satellites,” confusion and erratic enforcement at the FCC is sending satellite makers abroad.Read More
ARRL will offer three summer sessions of the 2018 Teachers Institute (TI) on Wireless Technology — an expenses-paid professional development seminar.Read More
Fully updated, the second edition of Get on the Air with HF Digital by ARRL’s own Steve Ford, WB8IMY, is now available.Read More
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio events:
Source: Big Island Amateur Radio Club April 2018 Newsletter.
Everyone is invited to HPP Radio Day on Saturday, 28 April 2018, from 0900 to 1600 HST, at the Hawaiian 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, contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to sign up for the QTH.NET Email Listserve. According to coordinator Les Hittner (K0BAD), “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.” For more information, email Les at email@example.com.
Free classes to prepare students for the Amateur Radio Technician’s License are underway, with VE testing for all license levels set for 26 April 2018. The next round of Technician prep classes will begin on 03 May 2018 at the HOVE Community Center in Ocean View. The VE-administered exam will be held on 07 June 2018. The final round of Technician prep classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau. The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018. A test fee of $15.000 in exact cash will be collected at the time of each exam. For details, contact Doug Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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