QRZNOW News, 03 July 2018

Accessed on 03 July 2018, 1606 UTC, Post #610.

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Comment:

Here are some of the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories for the period 27 June 2018 through 03 July 2018 from http://qrznow.com.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness 2018 is coming on Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors this annual event which “is designed for FUN, and to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using FM on 2 meters and 70 cm.  Contact as many stations as you can in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX ONLY. For details, visit https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.

Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs some radio amateur volunteers “to demo how ham radio works at (the) upcoming emergency preparedness fair in Waimea…on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 8am-12pm.”  The free, community event will be held at the Mana Christian Ohana Hall near the Kahilu Theatre. For details, call Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

The final round of free Amateur Radio Technician’s Class License classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau. The VE-administered  test will be given on 05 December 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected at the time of the exam. For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at douscelle@aol.com.

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 kh6jrm@arrl.net for inclusion in this blog and for submission to our local print, broadcast, and social media outlets.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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