Welcome to the Wednesday 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. At the end of this report, I’ll list some activities that may interest Hawaii Island radio amateurs.
Accessed on 06 February 2019, 1628 UTC, Post 862.
Author: Brian Moran (N9ADG).
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Here are the main topics discussed in this issue of “The ARRL Contest Update”:
- New HF Operators: Join a Club
- Contest Summary
- News: VU 160 Meter Allocation Changed, Annual DX Challenges, Dayton Activities, and more
- Word to the Wise: Rat Race Combiner
- Sights and Sounds: Icom IC-9700, MIT Lectures on Radio, Comparing SNRs using SDRs
- Results: ARRL CW Sweepstakes, ARRL 222 MHz and Up, ARRL EME, NAQP CW
- Operating Tip: Take Advantage of FT8 Without Using It
- Technical Topics and Information: Voice Command of Icom Radios, MMTTY works with TinyFSK, and more
- Conversation: This Year’s Resolutions
- Log Due Dates
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:
- Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) is offering a news series of free Technician License classes for prospective radio amateurs. The six-week classes include five training sessions, with licensing exams given on the final week. The classes are free, with the normal testing fee going to the ARRL whose volunteer examiners (VEs) conduct the testing for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The first class begins this Friday, 08 February 2019, in Hilo’s Aupuni Center. For more information, please contact Doug at email@example.com.
- The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs licensed radio amateurs to provide communications support for the Sunday, 17 March 2019, Big Island International Marathon in Hilo. If you can help, please call Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via email — firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) is 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 10 M CW allocations”. For details, please visit this website: https://cwops.org/cw-academy-2/
- For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.
- Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM), Public Information Coordinator, Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section. Website: https://bigislandarrlnews.com.