The ARES E-Letter for December 19, 2018


Accessed on 19 December 2018, 1644 UTC, Post 808.


Editor:  Rick Palm (K1CE).

Please click link to read the full report.

Comment:  Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of “The ARES E-Letter”.  Views expressed in this amateur/ham radio news update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

ARES Links, Briefs

Repeaters, Amateur TV Play Communication Role in California Fire Emergency (11/19/18)

Key References

See the ARRL 2018 Hurricanes Page for Information Resources, ARRL News, Media Hits, and Donations to Ham Aid.

ARES Annual/Monthly Reports can be found here, organized by date, with a link to download a PDF of the full report.

Archives of the ARRL ARES E-Letter back to the original issue (September 2005) are available for download.

ARRL Emergency Coordinators may register their ARES group herefor a group ID.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Alan (AD6E/KH6TU) is enrolling students for his January 2019 online CW course.  According to Alan, the class “is an on-line video chat meeting twice a week for eight weeks, most likely Monday and Thursday at 6 pm for an hour each.”  Alan adds that the “class is free…It is a great course–a chance to acquire a news skill with a 1-on-1 instructor.”  Sign up here:

The Big Island Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  Doors will be open to the public between 0930 HST and 1400 HST.  The event includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, and VE testing for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

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 es73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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