QRZNOW News, 03 July 2018


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


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


GroundBreaker – Isolate your audio to remove RFI and ground loop problems!

GroundBreaker – Isolate your audio to remove RFI and ground loop problems!

The bhi GroundBreaker audio unit isolates the grounds on your bhi DSP noise cancelling product or other ancillary equipment from those of the radio sy… Read more 

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

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

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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