Welcome to a Hawaii Amateur/Ham Radio news update from Big Island ARRL News.  Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Continent provide by ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A) and the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.  Accessed on 03 June 2019, 0020 UTC, Post 992.



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KH6YY Superstation on Oahu

ARRL website

ARRL Members Only Web site

Jun 1, 2019, 1:12 PM (1 day ago)
 to me

Kimo Chun (KH7U), the program manager for the Oahu contest station
KH6YY,  passed us information about the group’s new web site with
details on this impressive station and its antenna farm.

Alex Benton (KH6YY), an avid promoter of Amateur Radio, supports the
station for groups interested in contesting and promoting HF activity in
Hawaii. The station is known worldwide for its strong signals and
skilled operators.  It places well in most worldwide contests every

Alex and Kimo are interested in helping new hams experience the world of
Amateur Radio contesting and welcome visitors to participate.  For
information about planned activities, check out the station web site,


Oahu and neighbor island visitors can contact Kimo at kh7u@arrl.net for
more information and an opportunity to operate in an upcoming event.

ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org

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News for Sunday 2 June

Dollar-for-dollar match on your ARISS donation
During the ARISS Forum at the Hamvention, it was announced, that between now and June 17, that an anonymous donor will equally match one dollar for each dollar donated up to $10,000

QSO Today – David Reed – W5SV
David Reed, W5SV, began his ham radio story in Mexico at the age of 6, and was undoubtedly one of Mexico’s youngest hams at age 7

ARISS school contact for Port Henry, USA – Modified
NOTE: There has been a reschedule for the Moriah Central School – Pt. Henry, NY ARISS contact. This is a corrected reissue of the original press release for the school. The contact is now scheduled for June 6

Winnipeg Amateur Radio Club celebrates its centennial
RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, on behalf of Radio Amateurs of Canada, extends sincere congratulations to the Winnipeg Amateur Radio Club as it celebrates its 100th Anniversary with a Hamfest and Conference today, Sunday, June 2, 2019

Having a field day with amateur radio buffs
Simi Valley Acorn reports this Field Day the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society, Simi Settlers Radio Club and Southern California Contest Club will be demonstrating the science, skill and service of ham radio

AMSAT Field Day on the Satellites
The weekend of June 22-23, 2019 is Field Day! Each year the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day. The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) promotes our own version of Field Day focused on operation via the amateur satellites, held concurrently with the ARRL event

SARL VHF QSO Party and Hammies Sprint next weekend
The SARL VHF / UHF QSO Party is on the air on Saturday 8 June and the Hammies Sprint is on the air on Sunday 9 June

Radio ham has ‘day to remember’ at Hamvention
Dayton has come and gone but for one attendee, May 17 2019 is a day he’ll never forget. Chris Bourke VK4YE joined the swelling crowds at Xenia Fairgrounds as VK4YE, and emerged as AG5US, a USA Extra Class licencee 


News for Saturday 1 June

Foundations of Amateur Radio #208
Software Defined Radio offers another path to the same information. 
Over the past few weeks I’ve been describing how some of the fundamental concepts of software defined radio work and how some of these operate and interact with each other

5 and 70 MHz – What is the WIA asking ACMA
Roger Harrison VK2ZRH, from the Spectrum Strategy Committee, reports on the WIA response to the ACMA

The Grid and Prefix Award Program (GAPA)
The Grid and Prefix Award Program (GAPA) is proud to present the most detailed and comprehensive Digital Awards Program available today. This series is offered to both Radio Amateurs and SWL Operators.

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 2nd June 2019.
There has been a great response from clubs for our club focus, this is really encouraging.  We have reports from the HARG, NCRG, PARG, WA VHF Group, Ham College and WAARN

A huge blue cloud is circling the north pole
A huge blue cloud of frosted meteor smoke is pinwheeling around the Arctic Circle

The Whiskey Rebellion
On June 8th if you hear the call W-3-W – or Whiskey Three Whiskey – you may want to get into the ‘spirit’ and key your mic

The June 2019 Communicator
This month just short of 60 pages of projects, news, views, and reviews from the SW corner of Canada


News for Friday 31 May

1240-1300 MHz band discussed by CEPT WGFM and CPG
One of France’s national Amateur Radio societies the URC, has posted about the upcoming CEPT meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, June 3-7, 2019

IC-9700 and frequency stability
Hayden VK7HH has uploaded a new video related to the IC-9700 and frequency stability

URE President on TV Show
Pedro Fernández Rey EA1YO, president of Union of Spanish Radio Amateurs (URE), appeared on Déjate TV to talk about Amateur Radio

Image: Pedro Fernández Rey EA1YO on Déjate TV

Eritrea 2019 DXpedition
The FGC Radio Team (E31A) are active from The State of Eritrea until June 3rd.

NASA TV to air US cargo ship departure from space station
Filled with more than 4,200 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to return to Earth from the International Space Station Monday, June 3.

The Space Weather Woman
Jump the Starlink Train – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands


News for Thursday 30 May

Tony’s 10m Band Report
There is also a Giro D’Italia award on too. More later.
A really cracking week on Ten Metres. I have worked all the AM70 stations on 10m and am looking for just 1 on 20m and 2 on 17m to complete my platinum certificate.

ARISS school contact planned for Port Henry, USA
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Nick Hague KG5TMV with participants at Moriah Central School, Port Henry, NY USA. The event is planned Tuesday June 4, 2019

First crossband Sporadic-E contacts made on 40 MHz from Ireland
Following on from the news of some inter-EI tests done on 40 MHz a few days ago, we now have news of the first crossband contacts made from Ireland via Sporadic-E on the new 8-metre band

ISS ham radio link-up with Costa Rica students
The Tico Times reports that in the words of the ARISS radio moderator in Canada, history was made on May 27, 2019

High speed solar wind sparks rainbow auroras
A stream of fast-moving solar wind hit Earth’s magnetic field on May 29th, sparking rainbow-colored auroras over Canada

History of Digital Modes
David Casler KE0OG has made available a video of a talk he gave for a San Jose-area amateur radio club via Zoom

Emergency volunteer stands down after 30 years
Largs and Millport News reports on radio amateur James Bertram GM0GMN who has helped keep people safe for three decades and is now stepping down from his lifesaving role

The A to Z of Telecoms Fraud Techniques involving E.164 numbers
An article in the May 2019 CEPT ECC Newsletter describes the various methods of fraud on international telephone numbers

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section