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Accessed on 24 July 2018, 0657 UTC, Post #631.


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Here’s a compilation of leading Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from covering the period of 13 July 2018 through 24 July 2018.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Amateur Radio Convention Brings New and Familiar Faces:
WRTC 2018 Results:
Overwhelming Response to ARISS Contact:
Geek Links: Learn Morse Code with Google Typing Trainer:
Amateur Innovation Thrives:
NASA Will Soon Launch a Probe that Will Travel Through the Sun’s Atmosphere
Foundations of Amateur Radio #163:
Propagation Forecast Bulletin #29 de K7RA:
Ham Radio Club Prepares for Disaster:
Beyond Hobby: How Amateur Operators are Turning Ham Radio Socially Useful:
DX News — ARRL DX Bulletin #30:
Just Ahead In Radiosport:
WRTC 2018: Amazing Contact Totals, Scores Despite Poor Conditions:
The Doctor Will See You Now!
ARRL Represented at IEEE Symposium:
Radioshack ‘Express Stores’ to Open In Hobbytown USA Locations:
BIRDS-2 Constellation CubeSats Transported to ISS for August Deployment:
Final Preparations Under Way for Youth On the Air 2018 In South Africa:
Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, Appointed General Chairman for Hamvention 2019:
US ARDF Champions Prepare for International Competition In Korea:
In Brief…
ARRL Announces Two Career Opportunities:
CQmaps is Reopen for Business:
KB6NU Tech Study Guide Updated for 2018:
Amateurlogic Episode 119 is Out:
Milton Amateur Radio Club Host Radio Event:
The Sunspot Cycle is More Intricate than Previously Thought:
2019 Hamvention Chairman Announced:
Ham Talk Live #124 — NASA on the Air Update:
Ham Radio Operators Gather at Peace Garden:
Indian Scientists Discover Way to Predict Erratic Space Storms:
Being a Skywarn Spotter Not for Everyone During a Storm they Help Everybody
RSGB: New Service to Replace AROS:
NanoRacks Completes 14th CubeSat Deployment Mission from ISS:
The Breathtaking Complexity of the Wireless Spectrum:
VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 15 July 2018:
Amateur Radio Emergency Service Receives Grant from W.S. Darley Foundation:
Making Do With What You Have:
NASA Plans to ‘TOUCH’ the Sun with Today’s Solar Space Probe Launch:
Foundations of Amateur Radio #162:
Commissioners Learn About Amateur Radio:
Aussies Head to ARDF World Championships:
Google’s Gboard Keyboard Now Lets You Communicate Through Morse Code:
Ham-Designed Gear Used In Thailand Cave Rescue:

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs some radio amateur volunteers “to help demo how ham radio works” at the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair in Waimea.  The event is set for Saturday, 25 August 2018, from 0800 to 1200 HST at the Mana Christian Ohana Hall near the Kahilu Theatre.  Call Jim for details–(808) 747-4500 (mobile).

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

The 2018 edition of the Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex event will be held on Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  The Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors the annual event “to gest your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm…”  For full details, visit

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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