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News & Features
04/08/2019 | The May Edition of Digital QST is Now Available!
Start reading the May issue today! Read More
04/06/2019 | ARRL President Commends Amateur Radio’s Volunteer Public Service Role during National Volunteer Week
ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, is using the occasion of National Volunteer Week, April 7 – 13, to highlight Amateur Radio’s role in helping the public as volunteers. Read More
04/05/2019 | The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
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A pause for consideration to amend Part 97 of the Commission’s Rules regarding technical standards applicable to data communications in the Amateur Radio Service Read More
04/05/2019 | The K7RA Solar Update
There was a weak sunspot, but little more Read More
04/04/2019 | ARRL Seeks Contest Program Manager
ARRL is inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position of Contest Program Manager. Read More
Amateur Radio will again be represented at the 2019 National Hurricane Conference, April 22 – 25 in New Orleans. Read More
04/04/2019 | So Now What?
“Covering the Rules on Calling CQ” is the focus of the new (April 4) episode of the “So Now What?“ podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. Read More
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 transmissions to use techniques “whose technical characteristics have been documented publicly.” Read More
Florida ARES Section Emergency Coordinators met recently with state Emergency Management Communication leaders. Read More
04/01/2019 | Microwave Update Conference Set for October in Texas
The North Texas Microwave Society (NTMS) has announced the annual Microwave Update Conference (MUD) will be held October 3 – 5. Read More
ARRL Roanoke Division Director George “Bud” Hippisley, W2RU, is the new chairman of the ARRL Board’s Public Service Enhancement Working Group (PSEWG). Read More
The FCC has placed three Amateur Radio-related Petitions for Rule Making (PRMs) on public notice and has invited comments. Read More
Robert B. “Bob” Famiglio, K3RF, of Media, Pennsylvania, once again is the ARRL Atlantic Division Vice Director. Read More
03/29/2019 | The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
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03/29/2019 | 2019 QST Key Design Competition Deadline is June 1
The deadline is June 1 to submit Morse key and paddle designs in the QST Key Competition. Read More
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
The next meeting of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club will be held on Saturday, 13 April 2019, 1400 HST, at the Puna Covenant Church just up the road from the Keaau Community Center.
According to ARRL 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.” To reflect the changed emphasis, the ARRL Education Department has released its revised EC-001 Course. The course “addresses Hawaii’s situation as an island state.” 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…this course is being offered free of charge by the ARRL to all Amateur Radio operators.” To register, contact Clem at email@example.com.
Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) continues his free Technician License classes on Hawaii Island. Here are the upcoming classes schedules:
19 April 2019, 6:30 p.m., at Discovery Harbor in Ka’u.
23 May 2019 in Waimea (location TBA(,
17 October 2019 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau.
For more details, 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