What’s trending in February 2019 “QST”, 21 Jan 2019


Welcome to the Monday afternoon 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 Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio activities and messages from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Accessed on 22 January 2019, 0045 UTC, Post 844.


Dave Pacheco (AH6OD), Steve Milner (WH6N), Sean Fendt (KH6SF), and HQ ARRL.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes;

I just received a note from Dave Pacheco (AH6OD) that a new ham in Laupahoehoe (my home town) will soon “set up an RF UHF Simplex Node about a mile north of the charter school…”  As soon as I get more details, I’ll pass them along.

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs licensed Hawaii Island radio amateurs to help support communications for the Sunday, 17 March 2019, Big Island International Marathon in Hilo.  If you can help, please contact Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via email at

The Kohala Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC) proudly announces the return of the Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest on Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  The venue includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, and VE testing for new and advanced amateur radio licenses.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

HQ ARRL News Update:

Accessed on 22 January 2019, 0045 UTC.

ARRL members can now download the digital edition of the February 2019 “QST”.  Here’s the complete text from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

What’s trending in February 2019 QST

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ARRL Web site

1:41 PM (48 minutes ago)

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Reminder: Your February 2019 Digital Edition of QST is Now Available

Digital QST
                            219 Issue
 See what’s trending in this issue…

Second Century: The Spectrum of Hams 
Read the thoughts of ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, about the increasingly fragmented landscape of Amateur Radio. Page 11

Field Deployable Mini-K9AY Loop
Try this antenna to improve reception on 30 and 40 meters. Page 41

Product Review: FlexRadio Systems FLEX-6400M HF and 6-Meter SDR Transceiver 
A deep dive into the features and performance of a sophisticated software-defined transceiver. Page 48

Member Spotlight: Dave Cripe, NM0S 
A “renaissance ham” with interests that range from music to history. Page 15

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