The ARRL Letter for February 14, 2019

Welcome to an 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.

Content provided by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Accessed on 15 February 2019, 0405 UTC, Post 870.

Source:  http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2019-02-14

Please click link to download the current edition.

Here are the main topics discussed in this issue of “The ARRL Letter”:

  • Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, to Oversee Volunteer Monitors Development and Implementation
  • US Amateur Radio Population Grows Slightly in 2018
  • FCC Invites Comments on Amateur Radio-Related Petition for Rule Making
  • The Doctor Will See You Now!
  • US Navy Explores Amateur Radio as a Training Adjunct
  • WWV 100th Anniversary Special Event Operation in the Planning Stages
  • Es’hail-2 (QO-100) Opened for Amateur Radio Use
  • ARISS Plans Do-Over of Slow-Scan TV Transmissions over February 15 – 17 Weekend
  • Microsoft Compatibility Official Steers Enterprise Users Away from Internet Explorer
  • In Brief…
  • The K7RA Solar Update
  • Just Ahead in Radiosport
  • Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions
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  • In addition to “The ARRL Letter”, I’ve also included the current DX Bulletin from W1AW and HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.
  • Source:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#label/ARRL+website/FMfcgxwBVgnzKSgWLGfLWPgKqtZlKGrR
  • Here is the complete text of the current DX Bulletin:
  • ARRL Web site

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    ARLD007 DX news

    ZCZC AE07
    QST de W1AW
    DX Bulletin 7  ARLD007
    From ARRL Headquarters
    Newington CT  February 14, 2019
    To all radio amateurs

    SB DX ARL ARLD007
    ARLD007 DX news

    This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
    CO3JK, EA4NF, W1UE, 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.

    MONACO, 3A.  Philippe, EA4NF is QRV as 3A/EA4NF until February 18.
    Activity is on 20 meters, and mainly on various FM and SSB
    satellites.  QSL via LoTW.

    BURUNDI, 9U.  Shabu, M0KRI is QRV as 9U4RI until February 25.
    Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK31.  QSL direct
    to home call.

    TAIWAN, BV.  Yosuke, JJ1DQR will be QRV as BW/JJ1DQR from Taipei,
    IOTA AS-020, until February 19.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL
    to home call.

    THE GAMBIA, C5.  Alan, G4DJX will be QRV as C5DX from February 16 to
    23 while here with a group of students.  Activity will be in his
    spare time on 40 to 10 meters using only CW.  QSL direct to home
    call.

    CUBA, CO.  Members of the Group CW of Cuba will be QRV as CO9AAA
    from Pinar del Rio in the ARRL International DX CW contest.  QSL via
    CM1WM.

    CAPE VERDE, D4.  Philip, HB9HFD will be QRV as D44TAQ from Sao
    Vicente, IOTA AF-086, from February 17 to 22.  Activity will be on
    40 to 10 meters using various digital modes.  QSL via LoTW.

    CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9.  Jorge, EA9LZ will be QRV as EF9Z from Ceuta
    during the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op entry.
    QSL via LoTW.

    HONDURAS, HR.  Dennis, W1UE is QRV as either HQ9X or W1UE/HR9 from
    Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, until February 26.  He will be active as
    HQ9X in the ARRL International DX CW contest and the upcoming CQ
    World Wide 160 Meter SSB contest.  Activity includes being on 160
    and 80 meters during his evening hours, as well as 60 meters.  QSL
    via KQ1F.

    OGASAWARA, JD1.  Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as JD1BOW from Chichijima, IOTA
    AS-031, until February 18, with a focus on the ARRL International DX
    CW contest.  QSL to home call.

    SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5.  Operators K4UEE, K5AC, NM1Y and WC4X are
    QRV as PJ6/home calls from Jolieville, Saba Island, IOTA NA-145,
    until February 18.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB,
    RTTY and possibly FT8.  They will be active as PJ6A in the ARRL
    International DX CW contest as a Multi Single/Low Power entry.  QSL
    to home calls, and PJ6A via N4NX.

    FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F.  A group of operators are QRV as PY0F
    until February 18.  Activity is mainly on the low bands using CW,
    SSB and FT8.  This includes being an entry in the ARRL International
    DX CW contest.  QSL direct to PY7RP.

    CENTRAL KIRIBATI, T31.  A group of operators will be QRV as T31EU
    from Kanton Island, IOTA OC-043, from February 16 to March 5.
    Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various
    digital modes with three stations active.  QSL via DL2AWG.

    VIET NAM, XV.  Andy, DL3YM plans to be QRV as XV9YM from Ho Chi Minh
    City from February 16 to March 18.  Activity will be in his spare
    time on 40 to 10 meters using only CW.  QSL to home call.

    NEW ZEALAND, ZL.  Jacky, ZL3CW will be QRV as ZM1A from Tauranga in
    the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op entry.  QSL to
    home call.

    SOUTH AFRICA, ZS.  Uli, DM5EE plans to be QRV as ZR2A from Port
    Elizabeth in the ARRL International DX CW contest as a Single Op/All
    Band entry.  QSL to home call.

    THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL International DX CW Contest,
    NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder,
    SARL Youth Day 40-Meter SSB Sprint, Russian PSK World Wide Contest,
    Feld Hell Sprint and the AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party will
    certainly keep contesters busy this weekend.

    The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for February 18.

    The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
    scheduled for February 20.

    The AGCW 80-Meter Semi-Automatic CW Key Evening is scheduled for
    February 21.

    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 February 2019 QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
    Contest Web Sites for details.
    NNNN
    /EX

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    Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

    Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) has begun a new schedule of free Technician

    License classes on Hawaii Island.  The current class is underway at

    Hilo’s Aupuni Center.  The next Technician License class is set for

    14 March 2019 at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona. For more

    information, please contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com.


    The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs licensed Hawaii Island

    radio amateurs to provide communications support for the 17 March

    2019 Big Island International Marathon.  If you can help, please contact

    Sean Fendt (KH6FS) at 430-1884 or via email at sean@sfendt.net.


    Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) is taking registrations for his April 2019

    online CW class.  Alan says the class “is an on-line video chat meeting

    twice a week for eight weeks for an hour each…exact days and time

    could change depending on student availability…” For details and more

    information, please click this link:  https://cwops.org/cw-academy-2/


    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

ARRL News-Features, 12-13 Feb 2019

Welcome to an ARRL News-Features update from “Big Island ARRL News.”

Views expressed in this ARRL news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Accessed on 13 February 2019, 0420 UTC, Post 868.

Source:  http://www.arrl.org/news-features

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

Alan Maenchen (AD5E/KH6TU) is taking registrations for his April 2019 online CW course.  Alan says the class “is an on-line video chat meeting twice a week for eight weeks for an hour each.  Exact days and times could change depending on student availability.  Since this is an internet based virtual classroom, no commute is needed.  You can do this from home…”For more information, please visit this web site:

https://cwops.org/cw-academy-2/

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs licensed Hawaii Island radio amateurs to provide communications support for the Sunday, 17 March 2019, Big Island International Marathon in Hilo, Hawaii.  According to comms coordinator Sean Fendt (KH6SF), the race is “a prime opportunity to practice in-the-field radio skills, learn new operating techniques and network with fellow hams and others who help with the marathon…”  If you’re interested in helping with this community project, please call Sean at 430-1884 or contact him via email at sean@sfendt.net.

Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) has begun a new series of free Technician License classes on Hawaii Island.  The current class is being held at Hilo’s Aupuni Conference Center.  The next class is set for 14 March 2019 at the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona.  The six-week course includes five training sessions, with licensing exams given on the final week.  For more information, contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com.

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

 

March 2019 QST Digital Edition – Now Available, 11 Feb 2019

Welcome to the Monday evening 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.

Content provided by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111, 11 February 2019.

Accessed on 12 February 2019, 0415 UTC, Post 867.

This post alerts Hawaii Island radio amateur to the availability of the “QST” digital edition, which can be accessed by ARRL members through a variety of media.

Source:  Email message from HQ ARRL.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwBVglfFBNdthnQzXxVMtBGPMJL

Please click link or scroll down to get information on the digital release of the March 2019 issue of “QST.”

March 2019 QST Digital Edition

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ARRL Web site

9:06 AM (9 hours ago)
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March 2019 QST Digital Edition – Now Available
Go to this link and start reading: March 2019 QST

 

Inside this issue:
  • Get on 6 meters with an easy-to-build transceiver.
  • Build a multicolor LED field strength indicator.
  • Try an 80-meter end-fed antenna.
  • Discover National Parks on the Air – Canadian style.

…and much more!

Enjoy Content You Won’t Find in the Print Edition…
  • See our video review of the Elecraft KPA1500 HF and 6-meter linear amplifier.
Every issue of QST is filled with the news and features to keep active in Amateur Radio.

 

March Save 15% on the QST Book of the Month…

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ARRL members can read and download the digital edition on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android tablets & phones, and Kindle Fire devices. Read QST online or choose to download individual issues for offline reading on the mobile applications. The QSTapps are FREE!
What is a digital edition?
The digital edition of QST is an electronic form of the journal. All ARRL members have access to the digital edition of QST…a way to read and interact with the current issue of QST anytime, anywhere. Each issue includes unique, digital-edition-only content such as video, audio features and extra content. Members can also access the digital archive for access to previous issues.How do I access the digital edition?
QST can be read online or downloaded onto some devices. Members must have a valid ARRL website login to access this benefit. You can always find a link to the current digital edition and archives at  www.arrl.org/qst. The web version is optimized to automatically recognize most mobile devices, tablets and e-book readers. Apple iOS device users (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), Android device users, and Kindle Fire users can also access the digital edition from a dedicated QST app. The app is free in Apple’s App Storethe Google Play Store, and the Amazon App Store, or search for “QST“. When prompted to sign into the digital edition, use your ARRL website registration username and password. Not registered? Go to www.arrl.org/myarrl.

Forgot password? Go to www.arrl.org/forgot-password to reset your password.

Not a member? Join today and get access to the current digital edition, now.

Need help? Visit the digital edition help page for frequently asked questions.

Need more help? Contact Member Services by telephone 860-594-0200 or 888-277-5289 (US only) or email circulation@arrl.org.

Go Green! Go Digital-Only.
You can choose to opt-out* of the mailed, print edition of QST at any time. Complete our online opt-out form. Due to the lead time required to prepare QST for mailing, you may receive one last printed issue. * Disclaimer: Choosing to opt-out of the print edition ofQST is voluntary and will not result in a refund or reduction of ARRL membership dues. Any savings will be used to extend the ARRL’s reach in the areas of public service, education, advocacy, technology and membership.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs licensed Hawaii Island radio amateurs to provide

communications support for the Sunday, 17 March 2019, Big Island International Marathon in

Hilo, Hawaii.  If you can help, please contact Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via email at

sean@sfendt.net.


Doug Wilson (KH6DQ) has begun a new series of free Technician License classes on Hawaii Island.

The Hilo class is already under way at Hilo’s Aupuni Center.  The next class is set for the West Hawaii

Community Center in Kona, beginning 14 March 2019.  For details, contact Doug at this email

address:  douscelle@aol.com.


Alan Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU) is taking registrations for his next online CW class, beginning in

April 2019.  According to Alan, the class is “an on-line video chat meeting twice a week for eight

weeks for an hour each.  Exact days and times could change depending on student availability.

Since this is an internet based virtual classroom, no commute is needed…”  For details visit this

site:  https://cwops.org/cw-academy-2/


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

links.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

 

What’s trending in February 2019 “QST”, 21 Jan 2019

Welcome to the Monday afternoon edition of “Big Island ARRL News”.  Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Topics cited in this post come from Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio activities and messages from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Accessed on 22 January 2019, 0045 UTC, Post 844.

Sources:

Dave Pacheco (AH6OD), Steve Milner (WH6N), Sean Fendt (KH6SF), and HQ ARRL.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes;

I just received a note from Dave Pacheco (AH6OD) that a new ham in Laupahoehoe (my home town) will soon “set up an RF UHF Simplex Node about a mile north of the charter school…”  As soon as I get more details, I’ll pass them along.

The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs licensed Hawaii Island radio amateurs to help support communications for the Sunday, 17 March 2019, Big Island International Marathon in Hilo.  If you can help, please contact Sean Fendt (KH6SF) at 430-1884 or via email at sean@sfendt.net.

The Kohala Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC) proudly announces the return of the Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest on Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  The venue includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, and VE testing for new and advanced amateur radio licenses.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at wh6n@arrl.net.


HQ ARRL News Update:

Accessed on 22 January 2019, 0045 UTC.

ARRL members can now download the digital edition of the February 2019 “QST”.  Here’s the complete text from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

What’s trending in February 2019 QST

ARRL website
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ARRL Web site

1:41 PM (48 minutes ago)
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Reminder: Your February 2019 Digital Edition of QST is Now Available

 See what’s trending in this issue…


Second Century: The Spectrum of Hams 
Read the thoughts of ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, about the increasingly fragmented landscape of Amateur Radio. Page 11

Field Deployable Mini-K9AY Loop
Try this antenna to improve reception on 30 and 40 meters. Page 41

Product Review: FlexRadio Systems FLEX-6400M HF and 6-Meter SDR Transceiver 
A deep dive into the features and performance of a sophisticated software-defined transceiver. Page 48

Member Spotlight: Dave Cripe, NM0S 
A “renaissance ham” with interests that range from music to history. Page 15

Go online and start reading this issue, now! After you’ve read this issue, remember to vote for your favorite article.

 



ARRL members can read and download the digital edition on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android tablets & phones, and Kindle Fire devices. Read QST online or choose to download individual issues for offline reading on the mobile applications. The QST apps are FREE!


What is a digital edition?
The digital edition of QST is an electronic form of the journal. All ARRL members have access to the digital edition of QST…a way to read and interact with the current issue of QST anytime, anywhere. Each issue includes unique, digital-edition-only content such as video, audio features and extra content. Members can also access the digital archive for access to previous issues.

How do I access the digital edition?
QST can be read online or downloaded onto some devices. Members must have a valid ARRL website login to access this benefit. You can always find a link to the current digital edition and archives at  www.arrl.org/qst. The web version is optimized to automatically recognize most mobile devices, tablets and e-book readers. Apple iOS device users (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), Android device users, and Kindle Fire users can also access the digital edition from a dedicated QST app. The app is free in Apple’s App Store the Google Play Store, and the Amazon App Store, or search for “QST”. When prompted to sign into the digital edition, use your ARRL website registration username and password. Not registered? Go to www.arrl.org/myarrl.

Forgot password? Go to www.arrl.org/forgot-password to reset your password.

Not a member? Join today and get access to the current digital edition, now.

Need help? Visit the digital edition help page for frequently asked questions.

Need more help? Contact Member Services by telephone 860-594-0200 or 888-277-5289 (US only) or email circulation@arrl.org.

Go Green! Go Digital-Only.
You can choose to opt-out* of the mailed, print edition of QST at any time. Complete our online opt-out form. Due to the lead time required to prepare QST for mailing, you may receive one last printed issue. * Disclaimer: Choosing to opt-out of the print edition ofQST is voluntary and will not result in a refund or reduction of ARRL membership dues. Any savings will be used to extend the ARRL’s reach in the areas of public service, education, advocacy, technology and membership.

Connect with ARRL
Stay posted on the latest Amateur Radio news, events, photos, and videos through FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube, andLinkedIn





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

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ARRL News-Features

Accessed on 15 November 2018, 0525 UTC, Post 767.

Source:  http://www.arrl.org/news-features

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

Comment:  Here are some of the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.  Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

QRZ NOW News

Accessed on 05 June 2018, 1945 UTC, Post #584.

Source:

http://qrznow.com/latest-posts

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

Comment:

Here today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories from http://qrznow.com.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Les Hittner (K0BAD) has written an interesting commentary on the state of emergency communications on Hawaii Island.  You can find his comments in the June 2018 BIARC Newsletter (see previous post).

Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs “a patience (sic) ham radio operator to demo how ham radio works” at the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair, set for Saturday, 25 August 2018, at Waimea’s (Hawaii Island) Mana Christian Ohana Hall.  The event will run from 0800-1200 UTC. For details, contact Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

Darren (Stacy) Holbrook wants to do a “human interest story” about Hawaii Island radio amateurs who have first hand experience with the ongoing Kilauea volcano eruption and the ongoing lava incursion into Lower Puna. If you had to evacuate or lost your home or business property to lava, please contact Darren at these addresses:  https://www.facebook.com/hamradiohawaii or by filling out a comment form at the bottom of his website–https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com.

Please continue to monitor the VOAD repeater atop Mauna Kea (146.72 MHz, 100 Hz tone) and the 40 meter interisland newt frequency of 7.088 MHz (LSB) during the current emergency.  These frequencies can be used to send emergency traffic should the need arise.  Also follow the eruption updates issued by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. These messages are aired over Hawaii Island radio stations and through the social media.

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