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Views expressed in this amateur/ham radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111, 11 February 2019.

Accessed on 12 February 2019, 0415 UTC, Post 867.

This post alerts Hawaii Island radio amateur to the availability of the “QST” digital edition, which can be accessed by ARRL members through a variety of media.

Source:  Email message from HQ ARRL.


Please click link or scroll down to get information on the digital release of the March 2019 issue of “QST.”

March 2019 QST Digital Edition

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ARRL Web site

9:06 AM (9 hours ago)
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March 2019 QST Digital Edition – Now Available
Go to this link and start reading: March 2019 QST


Inside this issue:
  • Get on 6 meters with an easy-to-build transceiver.
  • Build a multicolor LED field strength indicator.
  • Try an 80-meter end-fed antenna.
  • Discover National Parks on the Air – Canadian style.

…and much more!

Enjoy Content You Won’t Find in the Print Edition…
  • See our video review of the Elecraft KPA1500 HF and 6-meter linear amplifier.
Every issue of QST is filled with the news and features to keep active in Amateur Radio.


March Save 15% on the QST Book of the Month…

ARRL’s Hands-On Radio Experiments Volume 1 & 2
This book combines the original Volumes 1 and 2 – covering a wealth of topics designed to educate today’s radio experimenters, and inspire others who want to learn what makes their radios work. Even seasoned experts will encounter new approaches to practical methods, new explanations for familiar topics, and new ideas that will enhance your understanding of the radio art.  15% OFF online now through March 31, 2019. ARRL Item No. 0857- No coupon code necessary.

ARRL members can read and download the digital edition on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android tablets & phones, and Kindle Fire devices. Read QST online or choose to download individual issues for offline reading on the mobile applications. The QSTapps are FREE!
What is a digital edition?
The digital edition of QST is an electronic form of the journal. All ARRL members have access to the digital edition of QST…a way to read and interact with the current issue of QST anytime, anywhere. Each issue includes unique, digital-edition-only content such as video, audio features and extra content. Members can also access the digital archive for access to previous issues.How do I access the digital edition?
QST can be read online or downloaded onto some devices. Members must have a valid ARRL website login to access this benefit. You can always find a link to the current digital edition and archives at  www.arrl.org/qst. The web version is optimized to automatically recognize most mobile devices, tablets and e-book readers. Apple iOS device users (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), Android device users, and Kindle Fire users can also access the digital edition from a dedicated QST app. The app is free in Apple’s App Storethe Google Play Store, and the Amazon App Store, or search for “QST“. When prompted to sign into the digital edition, use your ARRL website registration username and password. Not registered? Go to www.arrl.org/myarrl.

Forgot password? Go to www.arrl.org/forgot-password to reset your password.

Not a member? Join today and get access to the current digital edition, now.

Need help? Visit the digital edition help page for frequently asked questions.

Need more help? Contact Member Services by telephone 860-594-0200 or 888-277-5289 (US only) or email circulation@arrl.org.

Go Green! Go Digital-Only.
You can choose to opt-out* of the mailed, print edition of QST at any time. Complete our online opt-out form. Due to the lead time required to prepare QST for mailing, you may receive one last printed issue. * Disclaimer: Choosing to opt-out of the print edition ofQST is voluntary and will not result in a refund or reduction of ARRL membership dues. Any savings will be used to extend the ARRL’s reach in the areas of public service, education, advocacy, technology and membership.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs licensed Hawaii Island radio amateurs to provide

communications support for the Sunday, 17 March 2019, Big Island International Marathon in

Hilo, Hawaii.  If you can help, please contact Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via email at


Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) has begun a new series of free Technician License classes on Hawaii Island.

The Hilo class is already under way at Hilo’s Aupuni Center.  The next class is set for the West Hawaii

Community Center in Kona, beginning 14 March 2019.  For details, contact Doug at this email

address:  douscelle@aol.com.

Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) is taking registrations for his next online CW class, beginning 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.

Since this is an internet based virtual classroom, no commute is needed…”  For details visit this

site:  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.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section