Welcome to an ARRL News-Features update from “Big Island ARRL News.”
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Accessed on 13 February 2019, 0420 UTC, Post 868.
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02/12/2019 | Call for Papers Issued for 2019 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference
Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), to be held September 20 – 22 in Detroit.Read More
02/12/2019 | AO-85 Turned Off due to Return of Eclipse Periods and Poor Battery Condition
The Fox-1A (AO-85) CubeSat has been turned off until further notice due to return of eclipses and poor battery condition.Read More
02/11/2019 | FCC Invites Comments on Amateur Radio-Related Petition for Rule Making
The FCC has invited public comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11826) from an Ohio radio amateur seeking to amend the Part 97 station identification rules.Read More
02/11/2019 | February 14 is Es’hail-2 (QO-100) Teleport Inauguration Day
Thursday, February 14, is Teleport Inauguration Day in Qatar, celebrating the opening of the new Es’hailSat teleport and the official opening of Es’hail-2.Read More
02/11/2019 | ARRL Contest Results Posted
The Preliminary 10 Meter Contest results have posted.Read More
02/09/2019 | HAM RADIO 2019 Set for June 21 – 23 in Friedrichshafen, Germany
HAM RADIO 2019 and the 70th Lake Constance Convention, both organized by the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), Germany’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society, will take Friday, June 21, until Sunday, June 23.Read More
02/09/2019 | Brief ARRL Website Outage Planned for Wednesday, February 13
Some services on the ARRL website may be interrupted briefly on Wednesday, February 13.Read More
02/08/2019 | The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
Start listening now!Read More
02/08/2019 | Save the Date for the 2019 ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference
The 2019 ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference will be held this September in Detroit.Read More
02/08/2019 | Microsoft Compatibility Official Steers Enterprise Users Away from Internet Explorer
Microsoft, which transitioned to its new browser Edge several years ago, is now advising enterprise users to avoid its legacy browser, Internet Explorer (IE).Read More
02/08/2019 | IARU Region 1 Youth Contesting Program Wants to Enlist More “Big-Gun” Stations
Young operators (age 26 or younger) in IARU Region 1 (Europe and Africa) have been invited to participate in the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Youth Contesting Program (YCP).Read More
02/08/2019 | ISS Packet Radio System is Back in Operation with New Equipment
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet system is back on the air with new equipment.Read More
02/08/2019 | The K7RA Solar Update
We have a “sleepy sun” in the forecastRead More
02/07/2019 | New IOTA “Ice DXpedition” to Inakari Island
A new Islands on the Air (IOTA) island — Inakari Island (EU192) — now is active for the first time.Read More
02/07/2019 | ARRL Board Gives the Go-Ahead to Lifelong Learning Initiative
ARRL is undertaking a new initiative to provide online educational opportunities to a broad range of radio amateurs.Read More
02/07/2019 | Reshaping ARRL Objectives, Refocusing ARRL HQ Structure is New CEO’s Goal
A plan by ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, to reshape and reorganize the management structure at ARRL Headquarters will go into effect on Monday, February 11.Read More
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:
Alan Maenchen (AD5E/KH6TU) is taking registrations for his April 2019 online CW course. Alan says 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. You can do this from home…”For more information, please visit this web site:
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. 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…” If you’re interested in helping with this community project, please call Sean at 430-1884 or contact him via email at email@example.com.
Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) has begun a new series of free Technician License classes on Hawaii Island. The current class is being held at Hilo’s Aupuni Conference Center. The next class is set for 14 March 2019 at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona. The six-week course includes five training sessions, with licensing exams given on the final week. For more information, contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section