Here’s the latest “ARRL News & Features” update from Big Island ARRL News.
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News & Features
The 9th annual Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp opened over the weekend with pomp, circumstance, and celebratory dancing.Read More
08/09/2019 | FCC Fines North Carolina Man for Unauthorized and Misleading Public Safety Transmissions
The FCC has levied a heavy fine on a North Carolina man for intentional misuse of a local public radio systemRead More
Les W. Barclay, G3HTF, of Chelmsford, England, a radio wave propagation expert and academic who was well known in International Telecommunication Union (ITU) circles, died on July 31.Read More
A $25,000 donation from contester Charles “Chick” Allen, NW3Y, to the WWROF earmarked to promote youth involvement in contesting.Read More
08/09/2019 | The September issue of Digital QST is Now Available!
Start reading now!Read More
08/09/2019 | The K7RA Solar Update
A few Cycle 24 spots appeared, and then vanished.Read More
An APRS Amateur Radio balloon, call sign NA1WJ-5, launched from the recent World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, has floated across the Atlantic.Read More
Former HQ staffer John Nelson, K0IO (ex-W1GNC), of Kellogg, Iowa, died on August 4.Read More
am Radio Magazine cofounder and publisher Skip Tenney, W1NLB, of Francestown, New Hampshire, died on August 4.Read More
08/08/2019 | Ninth YOTA Summer Camp Gets Under Way on August 11
The 9th annual Youngsters on the Air Summer Camp gets under way on August 11.Read More
08/08/2019 | So Now What? Podcast
Hurricane Season, featuring an interview with SATERN National Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, will be the focus of the new (August 8) episode.Read More
Tickets now are available for the AMSAT Symposium Saturday evening banquet on Saturday, October 19.Read More
ARRL member and honoree Reynold L. “Fritz” Nitsch, W4NTO, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, died on August 5 following a brief illness. He was 100 years old.Read More
08/07/2019 | ARRL Dayton Hamvention Videos Available
Video recordings of presentations made by several ARRL officials at the 2019 Dayton Hamvention® and ARRL National Convention are now available.Read More
Details are still being fleshed out, but AMSAT and ARISS are working on the design of an Amateur Radio system for NASA’s Lunar Gateway.Read More
Members of the Coconino County Amateur Radio Club (CARC) in Arizona activated on July 21 as winds accelerated the Museum Fire.Read More
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:
Please save the dates 24-25 August 2019 for the Hawaiian QSO Party. According to Alan (AD6E/KH6TU), “The HQP will run from 0400Z 24 August to 0359Z 26 August 2019. Translated, that’s 6 pm HST Friday through 5:59 pm Sunday. Work as many stations on as many bands and modes as you can. You can find a complete set of rules here: http://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/Rules/HQP/HQPRules-2019-A.html
“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST. You can find the revised contest package here: https://gridmadness.blogspot.com
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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section