Welcome to the Saturday edition of “Big Island ARRL News.”  Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  In this post, ARRL Pacific Section Manager, Joseph Speroni (AH0A), gives us an update on Alan Maenchen’s (AD6E/KH6TU) online morse code class.  Here are the details.

Accessed on 12 January 2019, 1640 UTC, Post 833.


Email message from Joseph Speroni (AH0A), the ARRL Pacific Section Manager.

Here’s the complete text of Joe’s message:

Hawaii Morse Code Classes

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ARRL Members Only Web site

Jan 11, 2019, 12:58 PM (17 hours ago)
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Hi all and a Happy 2019.

Here’s to good propagation, interesting new communications technology
and fun in training and learning from new hams.

Morse Code Classes

Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) let us know his 2019 CW class started with
three Hawaii Amateurs and two from the west coast, the preferred class
size for one-on-one training.  His next class begins in April. Register
early to reserve a seat.

This is an on-line video chat meeting twice a week for eight weeks for
an hour each. Exact days and time could change depending on student
availability.  Since this is an internet based virtual classroom, no
commute is needed. You can do this from home. Technician class hams can
participate and practice their skills on their 80, 40, 15 and 10 M CW

Students must practice on-line with MorseTrainer to learn characters and
numbers for an hour a day, then put them to use in an actual CW QSO. No
prior CW experience  required for Level 1 classes. Levels 2 and 3
classes improve CW proficiency.

More information at: https://cwops.org/cw-academy-2/

Alan can be contacted by email at his ARRL.NET address.

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Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The regular monthly meeting of the Big Island Amateur Radio

Club will be held today (Saturday, 12 January 2019), 1400 HST

at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau.  On the agenda is

a program about the Raspberry Pi microprocessor and its

use in ham radio.

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest

is set for Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center.

For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N)–wh6n@arrl.net.

Licensed radio amateurs are needed to provide communications support

for the Big Island International Marathon on Sunday, 17 March 2019, in

Hilo.  For details, contact Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via email at


For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and events, 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