Accessed on 11 July 2018, 1555 UTC, Post #618.
Editor: Brian Moran (N9ADG).
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Here are the main topics discussed in the current issue of the “ARRL Contest Update.” Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
- New HF Operators: IARU, WRTC 2018, NAQP RTTY, CQ WW VHF
- Contest Summary
- News: Field Day Logs Due July 24, IARU Cut Numbers, WRTC 2018, and more
- Word to the Wise: CWAC
- Sights and Sounds: Contest Video Essay, Hamvention Videos, Lightning over North America
- Results: ARRL DX Phone and CW and more
- Operating Tip: Translate Cut Numbers As You Log Them
- Technical Topics and Information: VHF Spots for RBN, SDR Book from Analog Devices, WRTC 2018 Scoreboard Architecture, and more
- Conversation: EMI Hits Home
- Log Due Dates
This weekend it’s all about the IARU HF World Championship contest, and the WRTC 2018 “Contest within a Contest” which piggy backs off of the IARU. It’s OK to be caught up in the excitement of challenge of working the WRTC stations, and also fun to follow the results via social media or the WRTC 2018 live scoreboard.
Regular contesting activity resumes the week of July 16. The North American QSO Party RTTY Contest (NAQP RTTY) is a good bet the weekend of July 21. Though not HF, many contesters are looking forward to the CQ World Wide VHF Contest that also takes place on that weekend. All stations in the CQ WW VHF Contest can use spots, however self-spotting is NOT allowed. Like any contest, make sure you review the rules before operating.
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:
Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs radio amateurs to help out with the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair in Waimea (Hawaii Island) on Saturday, 25 August 2018. 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 Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness 2018 VHF/UHF Simplex Event is coming on Sunday, 16 September 1018, fro 1300 to 1700 HST. The Aulani Hui Repeater Club sponsors the event “to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm…” For more information, visit https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.
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 cash will be collected prior to the test. For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at email@example.com.
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Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section