August 2018 BIARC Newsletter

“August BIARC Newsletter.”

Accessed on 06 August 2018, 1913 UTC, Post #647.

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Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of the BIARC Newsletter:

BIARC to meet at the Keaau Community Center, Saturday, 11 August 2018, 1400 HST.

BIARC celebrates with ice cream and finds out about The Global Space Balloon Challenge.

BIARC club president’s column.

Puerto Rico ARRL Section Manager, Oscar Resto (KP4RF) to visit Hawaii Island.

The ARRL Letter.

Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event.

Free Amateur Radio Technician License prep class to be offered 01 November 2018.

The 10-10 Connection with Iren Kubica (NH7PE).

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

Oscar Resto (KP4RF, the Puerto Rico ARRL Section Manage, will be speaking at the LDS Church in Orchidland on Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 1400 and 1600 HST.  The presentation will focus on the communications and infrastructure problems caused by Hurricane Maria and the responses made by emergency first responders, including Amateur/Ham Radio operators.  Please RSVP to BIARC President Pascal (, so we can have a head count for event planning.  The August 2018 “Big Island Amateur Radio Club Newsletter” contains an excellent article on how Puerto Rico radio amateurs maintained emergency communications in the Commonwealth.

As mentioned in the “BIARC Newsletter”, the Hawaiian Island Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event returns to the state on Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST. For details, visit

Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs some radio amateurs to help out with the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair in Waimea on Saturday, 25 August 2018, from 0800 to 1200 HST. The event will be held at the Mana Christian Ohana Hall near the Kahilu Theatre.  For details, contact Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

The final round of free Amateur Radio Technician License classes will be offered on 01 November 2018 at teh Keaau Community Center in Keaau.  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 the exam.  For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at or by phone at 985-9362.

ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A) sent me a few more events that may interest you:

  1.  The CWops Club will start a new CW class for beginners or anyone wanting to improve their CW skills.  For details, visit https://cwopsorg/cw-academy-2/.  You may want to contact Alan directly at
  2.  The Hawaii QSO Party will run from 6 p.m. (HST), 24 August to 5:59 p.m (HST), Sunday 26 August 2018. For details, visit

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russ Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section