Welcome to the Wednesday edition of “Big Island ARRL News”. Views in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Topics cited in this post are from the current issue of “The ARRL Contest Update”.
Accessed on 23 January 2019, 1600 UTC, Post 846.
Author: Brian Moran (N9ADG).
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Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of “The ARRL Contest Update”:
- New HF Operators: North American Sprint, CW
- Contest Summary
- News: Fill in the RBN holes, Identifying Signals, Top Band Dinner, and more
- Word to the Wise: Diversity
- Sights and Sounds: Real Time Contest Scoreboard Discussion, 10 Year Old Guest Op @ NX6T, and more
- Results: NACC Claimed Scores, Exchange Memorials, Weather Dampens January VHF Activity
- Operating Tip: Set up the Radio Before the Contest
- Technical Topics and Information: GNU Radio, Pi Case and Display, and more
- Conversation: Let’s Have Some More Exuberance
- Log Due Dates
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:
- The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) invites all licensed radio amateurs to provide communication 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. Set up begins at about 5 a.m.” For more information, please contact Sean at 430-1884 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Kohala Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC) says the Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest will return to the Waimea Community Center on Saturday, 02 February 2019. The event runs between 0930 HST and 1400 HST. The venue features a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, and VE testing for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses. There will be a $10 donation per table per seller and a $5 donation per attendee at the time of registration. For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at email@example.com.
- Alan Maechen (AD6E/KH6TU) is taking registrations for his next online CW class, which begins in April 2019. The current CW class is doing well and should end sometime in February 2019. According to Alan, the CW class “is an on-line video chat meeting twice a week 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 cn participate and practice their skills on their 80, 40, 15 and 10 M CW allocations.” For details, visit this site:
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- Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM0, Public Information Coordinator, Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section. Website: https://hawaiiarrlnews.com.