ARRL News-Features, 15 Jan 2019


Welcome to the Tuesday edition of “Big Island ARRL News.”  Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Topics cited in this post come from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Accessed on 15 January 2019, 1615 UTC, Post 836.


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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is coming to the Waimea Community Center on Saturday, 02 February 2019.  Doors open to the public at 0930 HST. The Waimea Community Center is next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  The event, sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club, includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, and VE testing for new and upgraded amaterur radio licenses.  There will be a $10 donation per table for sellers and a $5 donation for general admission. For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

The Puna Emergency Radio Club is asking for licensed amateur/ham radio operators to help with communications support for the Sunday, 17 March 2019 Big Island International Marathon in Hilo, Hawaii.  According to comms coordinator Sean Fendt (KH6SF), the race 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 at 430-1884 or via email at

The online CW class mentored by Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) is underway. Alan says a new online CW class will begin sometime in April 2019.  Alan adds that the class “is an online 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 the 80, 40, 15, and 10M CW allocations.”  For more information, please visit this website:

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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