QRZ NOW-Amateur Radio News, 01-02 Mar 2019


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Engineering the Doublet Antenna

Engineering the Doublet Antenna

“I made this doublet connector from a piece of 6mm Nylon 66 I had knocking about. Seems easy enough. I just hope the 450 ohm behaves itself and… Read more 

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

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…Exact days and time could change depending on student availability.  Since this is an internet based virtual classroom, no commute is needed.  You can do this at home.  Technician class hams can participate and practice their skills on their 80, 40, 15 and 10M CW allocations.”  For details, please visit this web site:

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs licensed radio amateurs to provide communications support for the 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 skills, learn new operating techniques and network with fellow hams and others who help with the marathon.”  For details, contact Sean ar 430-1884 or via email at

Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) is offering free Technician License classes on Hawaii Island.  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 details, contact Doug at

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section