Welcome to another edition of “Big Island ARRL News”–a Hawaii Island-based blog focusing on news, events, and information for Hawaii Island radio amateurs. A particular emphasis will be placed on news from HQ ARRL in Newington, CT, 06111. Other news sources will be used in these posts, including items from the Southgate Amateur Radio Club, QRZ.com, eham.com, and individual communications from Hawaii Island radio operators. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. In today’s post, we examine some of the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from QRZ NOW (https://qrznow.com). Here are the details:
Accessed on 08 January 2019, 0515 UTC, Post 827.
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The US Senate has confirmed Geoffrey Starks and Brendan Carr to full 5-year terms as FCC commissioners. Starks, who most recently had served as assist… Read more
These directional antennas may look like Yagis, but they are quite different. The Doctor explains! Read more
The FCC said in a January 2 Public Notice that in the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, it will suspend “most operatio… Read more
FEMA Region 10 will conduct monthly communications exercises (COMMEX) on the third Wednesday of each month, starting on January 16, 1730 – 1900 UTC. A… Read more
The FCC has settled an investigation into an alleged unauthorized launch and operation of small satellites by Swarm Technologies. The company agreed t… Read more
“The AnyTone AT-D878UV is a dual band analog FM and DMR (tier I and II) portable radio, it supports APRS, DMR Roaming and DPRS. This radio is de… Read more
The World Radiosport Team Championship 2022 (WRTC 2022) Organizing Committee has debuted its official website as well as the Initial Qualification Rul… Read more
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:
The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest will be held on Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela). The event runs from 0930 HST to 1400 HST. The venue includes a swap meet, an EMCOMM forum, vendor sales, and VE teting for news and upgraded amateur radio licenses. For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at email@example.com.
Hawaii Island radio amateurs are needed to support communications for the Big Island International Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, 17 March 2019. According to comms coordinator Sean Fendt (KH6SF) the event is “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.” For more information, contact Sean–firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section