Welcome to another Amateur/Ham Radio update from “Big Island ARRL News”.  Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Content provided by QRZ NOW (https://qrznow.com).  This post contains some of the top stories affecting the Amateur/Ham Radio community, as well as some equipment and antenna reviews.

Accessed on 30 January 2019, 0445 UTC, Post 853.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) is looking for licensed radio amateurs to provide communications support for the Sunday, 17 March 2019 Big Island International Marathon in Hilo, Hawaii.  If you can help, please call comms coordinator Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or contact him via email at sean@sfendt.net.

Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) is now taking registrations for his April 2019 online CW class.  According to Alan, the class “is an on-line video chat meeting twice a week for eight weeks for an hour each…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 10M CW allocations. For more information, please visit this site:


The Kohala Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC) invites you to “The Original Big Island of Hawaii Swap Meet/Ham Fest on Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center in Kamuela.  The venue includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, guest speakers, and VE testing for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses.  Doors open at 0930 HST and will close at the beginning of VE testing at 1400 HST.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N0 at wh6n@arrl.net.

Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) is beginning a new series of free Technician class license sessions.  The first course will be held on 08 February 2019, 1830 HST, at Hilo’s Aupuni Center.  You can find a full list of the class dates and places in the February 2019 issue of the “BIARC Newsletter”.  I will be updating the information in subsequent posts. If you want more details, contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section