Welcome to the Wednesday evening update of “Big Island ARRL News.” Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. This post alerts Hawaii Island radio amateurs to the release of the February 2019 Digital Edition of “QST.” Also, on this post you will find some of the upcoming events and meetings for amateur radio operators living on Hawaii Island. Here are the details:
Accessed on 10 January 2019, 0400 UTC, Post 830.
Please click link or scroll down to get a summary of articles available in the February 2019 QST Digital Edition.
Here are the main topics covered in the February 2019 Digital Edition of “QST”:
The February Edition of Digital QST is Now Available!
● Build a portable K9AY mini-loop antenna.
● Learn how to attach coaxial connectors with crimping rather than soldering.
● Explore Amateur Radio in Antarctica.
● Find out who is really on the air with FT8.
…and much more!
Enjoy Content You Won’t Find in the Print Edition…
● See our video review of the FlexRadio Systems FLEX-6400M HF and 6-meter SDR transceiver
Every issue of QST is filled with the news and features you need to keep active in Amateur Radio.
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:
- According to Barbara (NH7FY), the next Big Island Amateur Radio Club lunch will happen on Friday, 11 January 2019, 1130 HST, at the Pond Restaurant in Hilo. To reserve your place, please call Barbara at 936-3377.
- The regular monthly meeting of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club will be held on Saturday, 12 January 2019 at the Keaau Community Center. One of the meeting topics is how Raspberry Pi can be used with ham radio.
- The Puna Emergency Radio Club is asking for radio amateurs to help provide communications for the Sunday, 17 March 2019, Big Island International Marathon in Hilo. If you want to help, please contact Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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). There will be a $10 donation per table per seller. A $5 donation per attendee will be collected at the time of registration. Doors will open to the public at 0930 HST and will close shortly after VE testing at 1400 HST. The venue includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, various presentations, and VE testing for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses. The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC). For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at email@example.com.
- 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 es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM), Public Information Coordinator, Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section. Website: https://bigislandarrlnews.com.