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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01/15/2019 | AMSAT Announces 50th Anniversary Awards Program
AMSAT has announced its 50th Anniversary Awards Program.Read More
01/14/2019 | US Islands Awards Program Announces 25th Anniversary Award, Recent Rule Changes
The US Islands (USI) Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and is offering a commemorative award for both chasers and activators.Read More
01/14/2019 | Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is Radio Amateurs of Canada 2018 Amateur of the Year
Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has announced that Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2018.Read More
01/11/2019 | A New Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!
Start listening now!Read More
01/11/2019 | The K7RA Solar Update
A report of interesting propagation on 2200 meters, and more . . .Read More
01/11/2019 | W1AW Seeking West Coast Qualifying Run Volunteer Station
Maxim Memorial Station W1AW is seeking a volunteer station located on the US West Coast that can serve as another ARRL Qualifying Run CW transmitting station.Read More
01/10/2019 | Amateur Radio Applications in Limbo as Partial Shutdown Continues
The FCC is not processing any Amateur Radio applications as the partial government shutdown approaches its fourth week.Read More
01/10/2019 | North American Collegiate Championship Expanded to NAQP RTTY
The Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC) has announced an expansion of the North American Collegiate Championship (NACC) to RTTY.Read More
01/10/2019 | New D-Star ONE Nanosatellites Launched; Es’hail Testing Under Way
A December 27 Soyuz launch deployed the two German Orbital Systems D-Star ONE satellites D-Star ONE – Sparrow and D-Star ONE – iSat.Read More
01/10/2019 | Intrepid DX Group Seeks Nominations for Annual Intrepid Spirit and Humanitarian Awards
The Intrepid DX Group is seeking nominations for its annual Intrepid Spirit and Humanitarian awards.Read More
01/10/2019 | Bulgaria to Host the 2019 Youngsters On The Air Summer Camp
The ninth Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) summer camp will be held in Bulgaria.Read More
01/10/2019 | RTTY and FT8 Successfully Coexist in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup
It appears that RTTY and FT8 successfully shared spectrum during the ARRL RTTY Roundup over the January 5 – 6 weekend.Read More
01/10/2019 | The Doctor Will See You Now!
“Log Periodic Antennas” is the topic of the current (January 3) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast.Read More
01/09/2019 | Aborted 3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition Offers Donation Refund Options
Leaders of the 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition, which was abruptly aborted last February before the team was able to land on the island, are offering several options for partial refunds.Read More
01/09/2019 | Orlando Contest Dinner Tickets Available
The 2019 Orlando Contest Dinner, sponsored by the Florida Contest Group (FCG) in conjunction with Orlando HamCation, will be held on February 8.Read More
01/09/2019 | W6NBC Wins the January QST Cover Plaque Award
For his article describing how to build a unique antenna for 2 meters.Read More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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