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Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by HQ ARRL in Newington, CT, 06111.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

The final round of Amateur Radio Technician License prep classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center.  The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 in exact change will be collected prior to the exam.  For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at

Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs radio amateurs “to help demo how ham radio works at (the) upcoming emergency preparedness fair in Waimea (Hawaii Island)…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, contact Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

Hawaiian Grid Madness 2018 is coming on Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  The Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors the annual VHF/UHF Simplex Event “to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm.”  For more information, please visit

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section