ARRL: Recent News, 30 Jan 2019


Welcome to the Wednesday evening update from “Big Island ARRL News”.  Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Content provided by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.  I will also add some of the upcoming events for Hawaii Radio Amateurs at the end of the ARRL News segment.

Accessed on 31 January 2019, 0420 UTC, Post 854.


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Recent News


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Dean (KH6B) announces that the ham radio breakfast will be held on Saturday, 02 February 2019, 0800 HST, at KMC up in Volcano.  Be sure you wear a warm jacket as it was in the 30s Wednesday morning.

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club lunch will be held on Friday, 01 February 2019, 1130 HST, at the Ponds Restaurant in Hilo.  No jacket needed.  Call Barbara (NH7FY) at 936-3377 if you plan to attend.

The Kohala Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC) invites all radio amateurs to “The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest” on Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center.  Doors open to the public at 0930 HST.  The venue includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, guest speakers, and VE testing for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses.  VE testing begins around 1400 HST. For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) is beginning another round of free Technician License classes for those wishing to become radio amateurs.  The six-week course includes five training sessions, with licensing exams given on the final week.  The first class is set for 08 February 2019, 1830 HST, at Hilo’s Aupuni Center.  I’ll be updating the dates and times for classes that being in March, April, and May.  For details, contact Doug via e-mail:

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs licensed radio amateurs to support communications for the Big Island International Marathon in Hilo, Hawaii on Sunday, 17 March 2019.  If you’re interested in supporting this world-ranked marathon, please call comms coordinator Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via email at

Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) will start another online CW course in April 2019.  According to Alan the class “is an on-line video chat meeting twice a week for eight weeks for an hour each.  Exact days and times could change depending on student availability.  You can do this from home…” For more information, please visit this site:

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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