Accessed on 10 August 2018, 0342 UTC, Post #650.
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Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by “The ARRL Letter”, dated 09 August 2018. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
- Amateur Radio Emergency Service Volunteers Assist in California Fire Response
- ARRL Board of Directors’ Committee Seeks Input for Proposed ARES Strategic Plan
- ARRL Comments in “Strong Opposition” to Part 15 Modification Petition Affecting 5 GHz
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- Collegiate QSO Party to Debut in September
- VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Receives ARRL Colvin Award
- Hamvention Officials Say No New Building for 2019
- Amateur Radio Satellite Pioneer, Past AMSAT President Bill Tynan, W3XO, SK
- Launch of Es’hail-2 with First Phase 4 Amateur Transponders Expected Later this Year
- In Brief…
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
- Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:
- Thanks to Bob Schneider (AH6J) for the information. Oscar Resto (KP4RF), the Puerto Rico ARRL Section Manager, will be speaking at the LDS Church in Orchidland on Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 2 p.m./6 p.m. HST. The presentation focuses on a general description of what happened in the Commonwealth when Hurricane Maria roared over the island. Oscar will discuss how Amateur/Ham Radio responded to provide emergency communications. Please RSVP to Pascal (email@example.com) if you are interested in attending so we can have a head count for event planning.
- Thanks to Stan (AH6KO) for the information about the 2018 edition of Hawaiian Grid Madness. The Fifth Annual Hawaiian Island Grid Madness will be held on Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST. The Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors the fun VHF/UHF simplex contest “to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm. For more details, visit https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.
- Thanks to Leigh of the Big Island Amateur Radio Newsletter and to Barbara (NH7FY) for this status report on the closing of lunch service at Nani Mau Gardens. BIARC members have been gathering for Friday weekly lunches at the popular tourist attraction over the past few years. But, with the closing of the lunch venue, other arrangements for Friday lunch will have to be made. According to Leigh, the closing of Jack’s Tours “has taken away about half of their lunch business and prompted the decision.”
- Jim Sugg (AH6AE) says he needs some radio amateurs to help out with the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair in Waimea (Hawaii Island) on Saturday, 25 August 2018, from 0800 to 1200 HST. The Fair will be held at the Mana Christian Ohana Hall near the Kahilu Theatre. For details, call Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).
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- Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM), Public Information Coordinator, Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section.