Accessed on 17 April 2018, 2054 UTC, Post #528.


Managing editor:  Matt (W1MST).

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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…Our plan is to have several different radios set up…There will be lots of activities and demonstration.”  For more information, contact Mike at

Don’t forget to register for the Big Island Amateur Radio Club’s 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

Free classes to prepare students for the Amateur Radio Technician 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.  VE-administered exams 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 exam will be given on 06 December 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected at the time of each exam.  For details, contact Doug Wilson at

General Comments:

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de,

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Pubic Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section