QRZ NOW Latest Posts, 01 Jan 2019


Welcome to the New Year’s Day edition of “Big Island ARRL News”–a Hawaii Island-based blog focusing on Amateur/Ham Radio news and information for Hawaii Island radio amateurs.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

In today’s post, we will examine some of the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from “QRZ NOW.”

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Accessed on 01 January 2019, 1612 UTC, Post 821.


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2018 QST Antenna Design Competition Winners Announced

2018 QST Antenna Design Competition Winners Announced

ARRL has announced the winners of the 2018 QST Antenna Design Competition. “Dozens of entries were received, but only three could win,” said… Read more 

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The Original 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). The event runs between 0930 HST and 1400 HST.  The venue 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

Thanks to Sean Fendt (KH6SF) for the following information on the upcoming Big Island International Marathon.

“Every spring, the Puna Emergency Radio Club provides communications for the annual Big Island International Marathon in Hilo.  All licensed radio amateurs are invited to volunteer for the community event set for Sunday, March 17, 2019.  It’s a prime opportunity to practice in-the-field radio skills, learn new operating techniques and network with fellow hams and others who help with the marathon.  Setup begins about 5 a.m.  Interested?  Contact comms coordinator Sean Fendt, KH6SF, at 430-1884, email”

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section