The ARRL Letter for 31 May 2018


Accessed on 31 May 2018, 2232 UTC, Post #578.


Please click link to read the full newsletter.


Here are some of the major stories covered in the current issue of “The ARRL Letter”:

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

According to Barbara (NH7Y) and Dean (KH6B), all Hawaii Island radio amateurs are invited to an informal breakfast meeting on Saturday, 02 June 2018, 0800 HST, at the Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano Village.

I just received a nice note from Jim Sugg (AH6AE), asking for Amateur/Ham Radio help during the upcoming emergency preparedness fair set for Saturday, 25 August 2018, 0800-1200 HST, at the Mana Christian Ohana Hall in Waimea (across from the Kahilu Theatre.  If you’d like to help Jim, please call his mobile phone at (808) 747-4500.

Darren (Stacy) Holbrook (KH6OWL) wants to do a human interest story about Hawaii Island radio amateurs who have been impacted by volcano, had to leave their property because of lava, or had lost homes to the advancing lava flows.  Please contact Darren at his facebook address:  You can also reach Darren with a contact form at the bottom of his blog:

During the current eruption and lava flow emergency, Hawaii Island radio amateurs should monitor the VOAD Repeater atop Mauna Kea (146.70 MHz, 100 Hz tone) and the 40 meter interisland net frequency of 7.088 MHz (LSB).  These frequencies can be use to send emergency traffic if the need arises.

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency issues daily eruption updates over Hawaii Island radio stations and through the social media.  You can find current Civil Defense messages on my news blog–

For the latest Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly. Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section