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ARRL Volunteer Monitoring Program

Welcome to the “Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News” update from Big Island ARRL News.  Views expressed in the Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Content supplied by ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A).  Content for the updated ARRL DX News provided by HQ ARRL, 225 Main Street, Newington, CT, 06111.



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3:22 AM (2 hours ago)

 to me
Hi all,

Many of you have seen the ARRL announcement of the new Volunteer Monitor
(VM), joint ARRL-FCC program, approved by the ARRL Board this past
April.  FCC monitoring activity has been reduced in recent years, making
this new program important to Amateur Radio.


In Hawaii, I’m proud to say, there have been few reports of operation
not conforming to FCC Part §97 rules, regulations, and “in accordance
with good engineering and good amateur practice”. Self-regulation is a
foundation of our service allowing all but the extreme habitual cases to
be reported to the FCC.

The introduction of Internet technology linking Amateur Radio analog and
digital networks makes monitoring a challenge, but technology assists
groups maintaining these networks.  Amateur Radio RF messages are
public; most linked networks can and do record all communications 24 x7.
Reports of questionable operation can be viewed after the fact.
Recently the Winlink development team made a tool designed for gateway
control operator monitoring, available to any who have a Winlink email
account.  These monitoring systems remind there is no expectation of
privacy in the use of our radio service.

In the new ARRL program, Hawaii should have VMs.  We cover an area that
few mainland stations can monitor.  If you have an interest, please
consider volunteering.


ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A

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DX Bulletin 23  ARLD023
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  June 6, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLD023 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, The OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks
to all.

GHANA, 9G.  Matteo, IZ4YGS is QRV as 9G5GS until July 2.  Activity
is on 160 to 6 meters using SSB and FT8.  QSL direct to home call.

AZORES, CU.  Herman, HB9CRV is QRV as CU8FN from Flores Island, IOTA
EU-089, until June 11.  Activity is on the HF bands using FT8 and
FT4.  He plans to be QRV in the Portugal Day Contest operating CW
while CU8AS will be active using SSB.  QSL via operators’

IRELAND, EI.  Members of the Galway Radio Experimenters Club will be
QRV with special event call sign EI100ABC from June 11 to 16 during
the Alcock and Brown Centenary Festival to commemorate the first
non-stop transatlantic flight by John Alcock and Arthur Brown.  QSL
via EI2II.

FRANCE, F.  Members of the Association des Radioamateurs des Cotes
d’Armor will be QRV with special call sign TM1MOON on June 8 and 9 to
commemorate the first spaceflight landing humans on the moon.  QSL
via F4EUG.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Reiner, DL2AAZ is QRV as FG/DL2AAZ from Deshaies,
Basseterre Island until June 13.  Activity is on 20 and 17 meters
using SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

ENGLAND, G.  Members of the Peterborough and District Amateur Radio
Club are QRV as GB0DDR until June 9 to commemorate the 75th
anniversary of D-Day.  QSL direct to M5ATR.

WALES, GW.  Special event station GB2ORM is QRV until June 9 to
commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  QSL via bureau.

JAPAN, JA.  Special event station 8N7JAPAN is QRV until October 31,
2020 to commemorate the Olympic Games 2020, the Paralympics 2020,
and the World Cup Games 2019.  QSL via bureau.

SVALBARD, JW.  Erling, LB2PG is QRV as JW/LB2PG from Bear Island,
IOTA EU-027, until November 2019 while working at the weather
station.  Activity is in his spare time on 80 to 20 meters using
SSB.  QSL to home call.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  A large group of operators will be QRV as OJ0AW
from June 8 to 15.  Activity will be mostly on the HF bands, with
some VHF activity, using CW, SSB, FT8 and other digital modes.  QSL
via OH6AD.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Paul, VA3ZC will be QRV as PJ2/VA3ZC from June 9 to
16.  Activity will be holiday style on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW
and FT8.  QSL to home call.

EA7FTR, EB7DX and S92HP are QRV as S9A from Sao Tome, IOTA AF-023,
until June 18.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8.
QSL via EB7DX.

GREECE, SV.  Operators Alex, SV8QG, Pantelis, SV8DCY, Kostas,
SV8DCW, Periklis, SV8DTD and Fotis, SV8RMA are QRV as J48GEO from
the Geo park on Lesvos Island, IOTA EU-049, during June.  Activity
is on the HF bands using SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via

BURKINA FASO, XT.  Elvira, IV3FSG is QRV as XT2SE from Ouagadougou
until June 13.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL via IK3GES.

VIET NAM, XV.  Operators R9LAJ, R9LR, UA9KDF and UA9LDD are QRV as
XV9DF from Hon Tre Island, IOTA AS-157, until June 15.  Activity is
on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL via M0OXO.

Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, HA3NS Sprint Memorial CW Contest, DRCG World
Wide RTTY Contest, VK Shires Contest, Asia-Pacific SSB Sprint, SKCC
Weekend CW Sprintathon, Portugal Day Contest, GACW WWSA DX CW
Contest, REF DDFM 6-Meter Contest, Cookie Crumble QRP Contest and
The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint will certainly keep
operators busy this upcoming weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club Data Championship is scheduled for June 10.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, NAQCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are
scheduled for June 12.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada’s parks and historic sites.

Please see June QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold it next meeting on Saturday, 08 June 2019, 1400 HST, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island.

“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-base VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, 1300 to 1700 HST.  The event is open to all radio amateurs, even to those who might find an extremely rare tropo opening to the State of Hawaii.  You can find detailed information here: https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.  Also, you can contact Stan (AH6KO) directly:  ah6ko@arrl.net

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



Accessed on 06 July 2018, 1433 UTC, Post #603.


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Here is the latest ARRL DX Bulletin from HQ ARRL and W1AW:

ARLD028 DX news

DX Bulletin 28  ARLD028
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  July 5, 2018
To all radio amateurs

ARLD028 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks
to all.

MAURITIUS, 3B8.  Karel, OK2ZI will be active as 3B8/OK2ZI from July
26 to August 4.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly
160 meters, using CW, SSB and the digital modes.  QSL via home call,
direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog’s OQRS or LoTW.

ALGERIA, 7V.  Operators Noury, 7X2JV, Amine, 7X2VB, Toufik, 7X2DE
and Charef, 7X4CZ will be using special call sign 7V5ID during the
month of July.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB
and FT8.  QSL via 7X4CZ.

ST. PIERRE  MIQUELON, FP.  Eric, KV1J will be active as FP/KV1J
until July 17.  He will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and the Satellites.  He will also be active in the IARU HF Contest
and the DL-DX RTTY Contest.  QSL via KV1J, direct or by the Bureau,
eQSL and LoTW.

SVALBARD, JW.  Members of the Amateur Radio Club SP3PET will be
active as JW100PUT from July 18 to 31, to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of Academic Ham Radio Club of the Poznan University of
Technology.  Activity will be on 80, 40 and 20 meters as well as 2
meters and 70cm using SSB and FM.  QSL via SP3PET.

GREENLAND, OX.  Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active as OX3LX until July 14.
Activity will be on various HF bands and limited to his spare time
when not working.  QSL via OZ0J direct.  Logs get uploaded to LoTW,
ClubLog and eQSL.

LAOS, XW.  Bruce, 3W3B will be active as XW4XR from Vientiane from
July 11 to 22.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters and possibly 6
meters, using CW, RTTY, JT65 and FT8.  QSL via E21EIC and LoTW.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Frank, K3TRM is now active as ZF2RM from the
Cayman Brac (NA-016) until July 7.  Activity is usually on 40 to 10
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and the Satellites.  QSL via K3TRM,
direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  OJ0C will be QRV July 21 to 28 and August 18 to
25, as part of YOTA, Youth on the Air.  The youth team includes
OH1UBO, OH2EP, OH3OT, OH3UAF, ON3DI, OE3FTA and YO3IMD, all between
16 and 25 years old.

WAKE ISLAND, KH9.  Philip, N7NVK plans to be QRV again as of July 6.
He operates primarily on 40 and 20 meters, digital (FT8) and SSB.
QSL via QRZ.com info.

GERMANY, DL.  Special call sign DL60SOP is QRV until July 31 for the
60th Sea of Peace Award.  QSL via bureau or send direct via DL4SVA.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, W.  In celebration of Independence Day, 13
stations will be QRV until July 8.  The stations are: K2A in New
York, K2B in Virginia, K2C in Rhode Island, K2D in Connecticut, K2E
in Delaware, K2F in Maryland, K2G in Georgia, K2H in Massachusetts,
K2I in New Jersey, K2J in North Carolina, K2K in New Hampshire, K2L
in South Carolina and K2M in Pennsylvania.  WM3PEN is a bonus
station operating from Philadelphia, PA.

UNITED KINGDOM, G.  Special call GB13COL is joining in the American
Independence special event and is QRV until July 8.  QSL direct to
G0VLF or eQSL.

BRAZIL, PY.  Scout station PW2J will be active from July 15 to 22 as
part the 7th Brazilian National Jamboree and the first Portuguese
Speaking Countries Jamboree.  The station will be active on the HF
bands using SSB, CW and digital modes.  QSL to PY2OP.

PORTUGAL, CT.  CS2018FWC will be QRV for the FIFA World Cup.  Ops
include CT1IUA, CT1EJB, CT1EHX and CT1FOQ.  Look for activity from
July 9 to 15.  QSL via CT1REP.

MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3.  CQ918FWC is also celebrating the FIFA World
Cup.  Ops CT3KN, CT3HF and CT3MD will be QRV from July 7 to 13.  QSL
via CT1REP.

LITHUANIA and POLAND, LY and SP.  The LY85DG and SN85LOT call signs
will be active from these two countries to commemorate the 85th
anniversary of Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas,
who made a flight across the Atlantic Ocean in July, 1933.  The
stations will be active throughout July.  QSL LY85DG via LY5O,
bureau or direct, and SN85LOT via SP1PMY, bureau or direct.

BURKINA FASO, XT.  Look for XT2SZZ operated by the Slovenian team of
S54W, S57L, S58Y, S59ZZ and S50A from October 22 to 30.  They will
be a multi-single low power entry in the CQWW DX Phone event.  The
rest of the time they will roam the HF bands and 6 meters.  QSL via

IRELAND, EI.  Olivier, ON4EI will be QRV as EI8GQB from July 8 to 18
and as EI7T on July 14 and 15 during the IARU HF World Championship.
QSL via PA3249.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The FISTS Summer Slow Speed Sprint,
Venezuelan Independence Day Contest, DL-DX RTTY Contest, SKCC
Weekend Sprintathon, Marconi Memorial HF Contest, Original QRP
Contest and the PODXS 070 Club 40 Meter Firecracker Sprint are all
on tap for this weekend.  Please see July QST page 83 and the ARRL
and WA7BNM contest websites for details.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

fJim Sugg (AH6AE) needs some volunteer Amateur Radio operators “to demo how ham radio works at (the ) upcoming emergency preparedness fair in Waimea…on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8am-12pm…” The free community event will be held at the Mana Christian Ohana Hall near the Kahilu Theatre.  For details call Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

The last round of free Amateur Radio Technician License classes begins  on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau. The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected at the time of each exam. For detail, contact Doug Wilson at douscelle@aol.com.

The Fifth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness is coming on Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST. The Aulani Hui Repeater Club sponsors the FUN event, which is designed “to test your equipment and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm.”  For more details, contact event coordinator Set Froseth (AH6KO) at ah6ko@arrl.net.  You can find complete details at https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net for inclusion in this blog and for submission to our local print, broadcast, and social media outlets.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please 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