Tag Archives: Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest

Big Island ARRL News, Sunday, 14 January 2018


Big Island ARRL News, 14 January 2018, 0445 UTC, Post #426

Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest a big success.

On Saturday, 13 January 2018, Hawaii radio amateurs gathered at the Waimea Community Center to participate in the Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest.  The Kohala Hamakua Radio Club organized the event, which included a ham radio equipment/electronics swap meet, a panel of distinguished guest speakers, and a VE test session for amateur radio licenses.  Many thanks to Steve Milner (WH6N) and the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club for sponsoring this annual meeting.

Hawaii County CERT schedules new basic training course.

When disaster strikes your area, will you know what to do?  You will if you register for the updcoming East Hawaii CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training Course in Hilo.  The basic CERT Training Course will be held on four successive Saturdays:  20 January, 27 January, 03 February, and 10 February 2018 at the Aupuni Conference Room in Hilo.  CERT training provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare for and properly respond to an emergency impacting yourself, your family, and your community.  To reserve your spot, pleas go to Eventbrite:  https://certhilo.eventbrite.com.

New series of Technician License Prep Classes to be offered around Hawaii Island.

Beginning in February, 2018, a new series of Technician Class Amateur Radio License Preparation Classes will be offered at four Hawaii Island locations.

In Hilo, the prep classes begin on 15 February in the Aupuni Conference Room, with the exam set for 22 March 2018.

In Kona, the technician prep class begins on 22 March at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona, with the exam set for 26 April 2018.

In Ocean View, the technician prep class starts on 03 May at the HOVE Community Center, with the exam set for 07 June 2018.

In Keaau, the technician prep class begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center, with the exam set for 13 December 2018.

For more information, please contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at douscelle@aol.com


For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.  The views expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news stories to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

 

 

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2098 for Friday, January 12, 2018


Big Island ARRL News, 13 January 2018, Post #425.

Source:

https://www.arnewsline.org

Editors:  Caryn Eve Murray (KD2GUT) and Neil Rapp (WB9VPG).

Please click link to download script and podcast.

Here are the top stories covered in this week’s edition of the “Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2098”:

– SILENT KEY: DEATH OF A DXer
– ARRL FACING CHALLENGES OVER POLICIES, CODES, LOBBYING
– TWO FOR THE ROAD AT WRTC 2018
– “DIPLOMAS” FOR VOLUNTEERS AT WRTC 2018
– HAM RADIO UNIVERSITY CLASSES IN SESSION
– COOPERATION AND CONSOLIDATION IN CANADA
– WHY K3Y KEEPS THE CODE COMING
– HAMVENTION PICKS COMMUNITY SERVICE THEME
– FRIENDSHIP AND FOCUS IN THE PHILIPPINES
– ‘SERGIO AND SERGEI’ IS A HIT
– WORLD OF DX
– THE SKY’S NOT FALLING BUT…..

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Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest

This Saturday, 13 January 2018, will be a big day for Hawaii radio amateurs.  The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest gets underway at 0930 HST at the Waimea Community Center in Kamuela.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and will feature a ham radio equipment/electronics swap meet, a panel of distinguished guest speakers, and a VE test session for amateur radio licenses.  Vendor admission is $10, while general admission is only $5.  The swap meet will run from 0930 HST to 1200 HST.  Guest speakers will present their topics at 1200 HST.  VE testing for amateur radio licenses begins at 1300 HST.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N)–wh6n@arrl.net.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Views expressed in these updates are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

 

 

The ARRL Letter, January 11, 2018


Big Island ARRL News, 12 January 2018, 0655 UTC, Post #434.

Source:

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/the-arrl-letter-january-11-2018.595010/

Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).

Please click link to read the full story.

Here are the main topics covered in the current edition of “The ARRL Letter”:

Just a reminder for all Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

The Big Island International Swap Meet/Hamfest will be held at the Waimea Community Center in Kamuela on Saturday, 13 January 2018.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and will feature a ham radio equipment/electronics swap meet, guest speakers, and VE testing for amateur radio licenses.  Doors open to the general public at 0930 HST, with VE testing set for 1300 HST.  Vendor admission is $10, while general admission is $5.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N)–wh6n@arrl.net.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.  Thanks for joining us today.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

 

CQ White Paper on proposed changes to ARRL Governing Documents


Big Island ARRL News, 11 January 2018, 1520 UTC, Post #423.

Source:

http://bit.ly/2CZNooX

Please click link to download the full CQ White Paper.

Comment:

“CQ Magazine” has issued a White Paper with its analysis of proposals to make significant changes to the ARRL’s Articles of Association and By-Laws, as well as reactions to comments about the proposals by the League’s CEO.

“CQ’s” in-depth analysis makes for some interesting and disturbing reading.

Just click the URL given in the “source” block of this post.


Don’t forget the Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest this Saturday, 13 January 2018 at the Waimea Community Center in Kamuela.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and will feature a ham radio equipment/electronic swap meet, guest speakers, and a VE testing session for amateur radio licenses.  Doors open to the public at 0930 HST, with VE testing set for 1300 HST.  Admission is $10 for vendors and $5 for the general public.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) — wh6n@arrl.net.


For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.


Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local prints and broadcast media in a timely manner.  Views expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.


Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

ARRL Contest Update for January 10, 2018


Big Island ARRL News, 10 January 2018, 1715 UTC, Post #422.

Source:

http://www.arrl.org/contest-update-issues?issue=current

Editor:  Brian Moran (N9ADG).

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of the “ARRL Contest Update”:

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Don’t forget the Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest on Saturday, 13 January 2018, at the Waimea Center in Kamuela.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and will feature a ham radio equipment/electronics swap meet, guest speakers, and a VE testing session for amateur radio licenses.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at wh6n@arrl.net.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Views expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

ICQ Podcast-Setting up a second shack


Big Island ARRL News, 09 January 2018, 1410 UTC, Post #421.

Source:

http://www.icqpodcast.com

Please click link to download the current episode of “ICQ Podcast.”

Comment:

In this episode of the “ICQ Podcast”, Martin is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Dan Romanchik (KB6NU), and Ed Durrant (DD5LP) to discuss the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news.  Colin (M6BOY) leads a discussion on how to set up a second shack in your home.

Here are the top stories reviewed by our panel this week:

News stories include:-
UK Ham Radio Guidance Resource
GEO Quarterly Magazine
Norway Ends National FM Broadcasting
Ontario Distracted Driving Temporary Exemption Extended
Sun Dimming as Solar Minimum Approaches
Australian Broadcaster 4KZ Now on Shortwave
First Transatlantic 472 kHz Band Contact
The Radio Amateur Society of Australia
Bath Repeaters Lose Site
German Class E 2.3 and 5 GHz Bands Access

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Just a reminder:

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest is coming to the Waimea Community Center in Kamuela on Saturday, 13 January 2018.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and features a ham radio equipment/electronics swap meet, guest speakers, and a VE testing session for amateur radio licenses.  Doors open to the public at 0930 HST, with VE testing set for 1300 HST.  Vendor admission is $10, while general admission is $5.  For details, contact Steve Milner (Wh6N)–wh6n@arrl.net.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

IOTA News from OPDX


Big Island ARRL News, 09 January 2018, 0045 UTC, Post #430.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org/iota/opdx/index.htm#.WIP8e6inHIV

Please click link to download the full report.

Comment:

Here are the top DXpeditions operating under the Islands On The Air (IOTA) rules:

AS-53:  2B2JK operating from Phuket Island.

NA-123:  V32 TA opeating from Turneffe Atoll, Belize.

NA-143:  N5PHT operating from Galveston Island.

OC-016:  3D2JS operating from Tavenui islands, Fiji.

OC-22:  YB9/F5LIT operating from Bali.

OC-77:  WH8/DL2AH from Ofu Island, American Samoa.

OC-244:  DU0DM operating from Corregidor Islands, Philippines.


Don’t forget the Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest on Saturday, 13 January 2018, at the Waimea Community Center in Kamuela.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and will feature a ham radio equipment/electronics swap meet, guest speakers, and a VE testing session for amateur radio licenses.  Doors open at 0930 HST  for the general public, with VE testing set for 1300 HST.  Vendor admission is $10, while general admission is only $5.  For more information, contact Steve Milner (WH6N)–wh6n@arrl.net.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russ Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section