Welcome to the Thursday afternoon update from “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 the current issue of “The ARRL Letter”–a publication of HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.
Accessed on 18 January 2019, 0100 UTC, Post 839.
Editor: Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).
Please click link to read the full issue of “The ARRL Letter.”
Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition:
- ARRL Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting to Welcome New Members
- Court Rules Excessive Antenna Application Fees Violated Reasonable Accommodation
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- New 2019 Repeater Directory is Now Shipping
- Winter Field Day 2019 is January 26 – 27, W1AW to Participate
- AMSAT Announces 50th Anniversary Awards Program
- December YOTA Month Activity Records More Than 80,000 Contacts
- US Islands Awards Program Announces 25th Anniversary Award, Recent Rule Changes
- In Brief…
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
- Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:
- 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). The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and will be open to the public between 0930 HST and 1400 HST. The venue includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, and VE testing for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses. For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at email@example.com.
- The Puna Emergency Radio Club is asking licensed radio amateurs to help support communications for the Sunday, 17 March 2019, Big Island International Marathon in Hilo, Hawaii. Comms coordinator Sean Fendt (KH6SF) says the race is “a prime opportunity to practice in-field-radio skills, learn new operating techniques and network with fellow hams and others who help with the marathon.” For details, contact Sean at 430-1884 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) will be offering another online CW class in April 2019. The current CW class is underway. According to Alan, “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 allocations.” For more information, check please check this site: https://cwops.org/cw-academy-2/
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- Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM), Public Information Coordinator, Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section, https://bigislandarrlnews.com.