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Petition for Rule Making Calls for “Amateur Digital Mode Transparency”

The FCC is accepting comments on a Petition for Rule Making (RM-11831) seeking to amend FCC Part 97 rules that require all ham radio digital transmiss… Read more 

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

According to Dean (KH6B) and Barbara (NH7FY), there will be a ham radio breakfast on Saturday, 06 April 2019, 0800 HST, at the Lava Rock Restaurant in Volcano Village on Hawaii Island.

According to Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A), the ARRL has “restructured” its EMCOMM program “to address the practical aspects of radio communications as well as the skills needed to better serve local communities in emergencies.”  The revised EC-001 will be offered to Hawaii Island radio amateurs beginning in June 2019.  Pacific Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) Clem Jung (KH7HO) will handle student registration for the EC-001 course and coordinate scheduling with the ARRL Education Department.  The course is free of charge by the ARRL to all Amateur Radio operators.  To register, please send an email to Clem at kh7ho@arrl.net.

Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) is continuing his free Technician License classes on Hawaii Island.  Upcoming classes are set at 6:30 p.m. HST on 19 April 2019 at Discovery Harbor in Ka’u; on 23 May 2019 in Waimea (location TBA; and on 17 October 2019 at the Keaau Community Center.  To register, contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section