Here’s the latest update on “Pacific Section VE Sessions” from Big Island ARRL News.
Views expressed in this news article are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Content provided by ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A).
Accessed on 27 July 2019, 1410 UTC, Post 1055.
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Pacific Section VE Sessions
Jul 26, 2019, 7:52 PM (8 hours ago)
For a little over a year the Pacific section has been working with the
ARRL VEC to test submission of VE session documents using Internet file
transfers. The Emergency Amateur Radio Club (EARC) on Oahu has
submitted around 15 sessions using Internet file transfers and had the
ARRL VEC turn them around in one or two days. One session conducted
aboard the Navy Hospital Ship USS Mercy tested 20 candidates on a
Saturday afternoon, while docked in Honolulu, had FCC licenses for the
new Amateurs Monday at noon Hawaii time.
Mail submission to the ARRL VEC has always been fast even considering
the USPS mail time from Hawaii to Newington CT. Still new Amateurs
having FCC licenses issued in a day or two is an incentive to getting on
The beta test is coming to successful completion and the process will be
opened to other long-standing, well established VE teams.
If you are interested in your VE team using this new process, you can
have them contact the ARRL VEC or get some background information from
Steve Kawamae (KH6WG), President EARC Honolulu, on the club’s
experience using file transfers to the ARRL VEC.
ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
The Hawaii QSO Party will run from 0400Z 24 August to 0359 Z 26
August 2019. Translated, that’s 6 p.m. HST Friday through 5:59 p.m.
Sunday. Work as many stations on as many bands and modes as
you can. You can find complete rules here:
“Grid Madness 2019” the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex
Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, 1300-1700 HST.
You can find the revised contest package here:
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check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated
daily and weekly.
Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section