Accessed on 05 June 2018, 1945 UTC, Post #584.


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Here today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.


South Africa gets 100 kHz on 60 Meter Band

On Friday 25 May, ICASA published the National Radio Frequency Plan 2018 in which amateur radio was allocated 100 kHz on a shared basis in the 60-metr… Read more 

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Les Hittner (K0BAD) has written an interesting commentary on the state of emergency communications on Hawaii Island.  You can find his comments in the June 2018 BIARC Newsletter (see previous post).

Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs “a patience (sic) ham radio operator to demo how ham radio works” at the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair, set for Saturday, 25 August 2018, at Waimea’s (Hawaii Island) Mana Christian Ohana Hall.  The event will run from 0800-1200 UTC. For details, contact Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

Darren (Stacy) Holbrook wants to do a “human interest story” about Hawaii Island radio amateurs who have first hand experience with the ongoing Kilauea volcano eruption and the ongoing lava incursion into Lower Puna. If you had to evacuate or lost your home or business property to lava, please contact Darren at these addresses: or by filling out a comment form at the bottom of his website–

Please continue to monitor the VOAD repeater atop Mauna Kea (146.72 MHz, 100 Hz tone) and the 40 meter interisland newt frequency of 7.088 MHz (LSB) during the current emergency.  These frequencies can be used to send emergency traffic should the need arise.  Also follow the eruption updates issued by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. These messages are aired over Hawaii Island radio stations and through the social media.

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section