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BIARC Constitution and Bylaws


Welcome to a Hawaii Amateur/Ham Radio news update from Big Island ARRL News.

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

Content supplied by Leslie Hitner and the BIARC ListServe.

Accessed on 26 March 2019, 0415 UTC, Post 911.

Source (via email):

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h/8k6qad3hn8fd/?&th=169b6ec04d71a1eb&v=c&s=l&l=BIARC+mailing+list

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  Following this commentary, I will list the current headlines from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.  Now, to our evolving discussion of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club’s proposed changes to it constitution and bylaws.  Here is the message text from Leslie Hitner:

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Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 12:14 PM
Reply-To: glenmio@aol.com
To: lhittner@hbci.com, BIARC@mailman.qth.net
Question: re:  Proposed Constitution, Article II, Section 1, paragraph 2, the “interim board” Is this Interim Board elected under the same rules as the Executive Board??  Thanks, Mel   —–Original Message—–
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To: BIARC Listserve <BIARC@mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tue, Mar 12, 2019 7:46 am
Subject: [BIARC] Constitution and Bylaws

The attached document is the Constitution and Bylaws being proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee.

There is one issue that the committee has not yet resolved in these documents and that is the issue of proxies at Membership Meetings. The requirements for holding such meetings are more relaxed than in our current Bylaws (where absentee voting is provided). The quorum requirements are easier to meet in the proposed documents.

While absentee voting (proxies) were almost critical in the existing Bylaws, some of us feel that not to be so in the proposed documents.

What follows are my feelings about proxy votes:

While proxy votes allow 100 percent participation by members who choose not to attend meetings, such proxies also allow those members to have a say in club activities and events that they do not engage in. If members are not interested in the BIARC Field Day, or in actively supporting BIARC’s amateur radio infrastructure, or attending any of BIARC’s monthly activities, then perhaps they should merely donate to the club – to support repeaters for instance – rather than “joining” the club. It should be understood that when you “join” a club it is more than writing a check.

The new documents establish only two meetings per year – plus other meetings as determined by the membership itself. Is it too much to ask members to attend two meeting per year if they want to have a voice in the club’s activities or vote for the club’s Executive Directors?

I am not in favor of creating a provision for proxy votes.

Now, I have spoken my piece. I will now listen and based upon the comments that I hear, I will suggest changes to the attached documents and update them from time-to-time. Whatever we have by the April meeting will likely be the version that is proposed for a future vote (We must approve these documents in accordance with our EXISTING Bylaws.)

Please do not change the Subject Line. This will allow all of us to keep this discussion together and to quickly find it inside our email systems. I prefer that everybody sees your thoughts and suggestions, so please REPLY ALL so that your thoughts also go to this listserve.

Let the conversation begin…

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Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org

This report covers Amateur/Ham Radio News as of Sunday, 25 March 2019.

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News for Monday 25 March

Bouvet Island DXpedition news – They are on their way!
If you missed our special bulletin, the 3Y0I team is now on their way to Bouvet Island aboard the “Atlantic Tuna”. They left Cape Town, South Africa, on March 19th, at approx. 0600 UTC

New edition of ham radio newcomers podcast
‘The New Ham Radio Starter Pack’ is the focus of the new (March 21) episode of the ‘So Now What?’ biweekly podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers

IDXC DX Convention
The 70th meeting of IDXC will be held from April 12-14th, 2019, at the beautiful Convention Center in downtown Visalia, CA

SARL hoping for another record AGM attendance
The South African Radio League (SARL) is hoping to achieve another record breaking attendance for their AGM which this year will be held in Stellenbosch

How to get into DMR … without a radio!
Are you a licensed ham who is interested in Dstar or DMR – but without the cost of expensive radios?

DXCC Yearbook
The 2018 ARRL DXCC Yearbook is now available for viewing and downloading

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 17th March, through Sunday, 24th March there were 225 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

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

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Accessed on 15 May 2018, 0106 UTC, Post #567.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org

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Comment:

Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories for the period 12 May through 14 May 2018 from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Hamvention 2018 Marathon webcast
We will be webcasting over 48 Hours of live video from Hamvention.
We will also have many special guests plus prizes for our viewers all day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Astronaut Douglas Wheelock, joins us again for the 5th year as a co-host

Essex Skills Night on May 21
Skills Night takes place at 7pm on Monday, May 21 in Danbury Village Hall, Essex, this free event is open to all

ICQPodcast – Good Set of Headphones
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. This episode’s feature is – A good set of Headphones

Prince Edward Island lighthouse on-air May 18-20
Members of the Maritime Lighthouse Amateur Radio Group will set up a number of radios and antennas at the Wood Islands lighthouse in Canada on May 18

Amateur satellite operation from Islay
The AMSAT News Service reports members of Camb-Hams operating GS3PYE/P will be active on the amateur radio satellites from Islay between May 13-18

ICASA new automatic licencing system soon
SARL President, Nico van Rensburg, ZS6QL and SARL Regulatory Affairs Manager, Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV met with the ICASA CEO Willington Ngwepe and some of his senior staff to discuss several long outstanding issues that could not be resolved by the liaison committee

Work the AMSAT Hamvention Demo Station!
As previously announced, AMSAT will have it’s traditional presence at Hamvention this year, including a satellite demo station. The demo station will operate under the AMSAT club callsign W3ZM/8

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th May, through Sunday, 13th May there were 214 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

We’re taking a short break
Southgate News will be taking a four day break from Tuesday, 15th of May.

We’ll be back again on Sunday, 20th of May. I hope to see you all again then.
Thanks – Richard g4tut

 

News for Sunday 13 May

Last Man Standing on Fox TV
Season 7 of the popular Last Man Standing show in which Tim Allen plays radio amateur Mike Baxter KA0XTT will be shown on Fox TV

TF1VHF 4 m and 6 m beacons on air
Today the TF1VHF 4 m (70,057 MHz, 20 W) and 6 m (50,457 MHz, 25 W) beacons went on air from the real beacon site in HP84WL at Álftanes about 80 km NNW from Reykjavik

17 new Hammies in Bhisho
The SARL congratulates Dave Higgs, ZS2DH and his team who ran a special RAE boot camp which saw 17 youngsters from a rural community write the Class-B RAE on April 30

Norwegian ham radio license regulations consultation
The NRRL reports Norway’s communications regulator NKOM has published the responses to the consultation on amendments to the Radio Amateur License Regulations

VK6WIA NewsWest
In this broadcast: It’s HISTORY week – and we head back to 1974, and before. To warm you up for your trip to the 2018 Gold Coast WIA extravaganza, Onno brings you a wrap of “WIA Convention #37”. Bob discusses “A funny thing happened in the shack the other night”. I’m shaking up a can of magic LPS spray. We have news of the Limited AOCP …and to end history off, a round the world yacht race

Electric blanket sparked fire which killed radio ham
New Zealand radio amateur Arthur Earle Plimley ZL1TAG was killed by 40-year-old electric blanket which had been modified to allow the voltage to be increased

Radio ham’s wizardry sends signals across Europe
The Teesdale Mercury interviews radio amateur Nick Peckett G4KUX a keen VHF, UHF and Microwave enthusiast

 

News for Saturday 12 May

2017 CQWW CW Contest scoring change
A change in scoring methodology for duplicate contacts (dupes) in the CW weekend of the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest led to an inconsistency with the standards by which logs submitted for the SSB weekend of the same contest were scored

Amateur Radio Parity Act language in NDA Act
ARRL reports Amateur Radio Parity Act language has been inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act

Foundations of Amateur Radio #153
Why do you contest?
The other week I participated in a contest. This particular contest was on the 80m band, around 3.5 MHz. The contest itself, while worthy of a mention, the Harry Angel Memorial Sprint, runs for 106 minutes and commemorates every year of Harry’s life, at the time, the oldest radio amateur in Australia. I made two contacts. Count ’em and weep. Two

The future of Ham Radio
Retiring WIA Vice President David Ford VK4MZ looks forward to a future where amateur radio is one of the fastest growing hobbies on the planet and Multi-operator contest stations are streamed live online via YouTube and Twitch

VERON membership numbers increase
Netherlands amateur radio society VERON reports that from January 1, 2018 until May 8 the number of members has increased by 100

German ham radio regulator releases 2017 report
The German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has presented its report for 2017 

Red airglow over the Atacama Desert
On Thursday night, the normally dark skies of Chile’s Atacama Desert lit up with rippling bands of red light. It looked like the aurora borealis, but it was not

NASA sending helicopter to Mars
The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet

Propagation de K7RA
Sunspots reappeared this week, after none on April 28 through May 3.
Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 3.6 (last week) to 14.6 (May 3-9)

For the latest Amateur/Ham 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/Ham Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net for inclusion in this blog and on our local print and broadcast media outlets.

During the Kilauea eruption and lava flow emergency, please monitor the VOAD Repeater at 146.720 MHz (100 Hz tone) and the 40 meter interisland net at 7.088 MHz (LSB).  These frequencies can be used to pass emergency traffic.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

IOTA News from OPDX


Accessed on 26 February 2018, 2058 UTC, Post #476.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org/iota/opdx/index.htm#.WpRi3KjwbIU

Please click link to read the full report.

Comments:

The Islands On The Air (IOTA) program is a fascinating, educational, and enjoyable way to contact rare locations around the world.  Each week, Tedd Mirgliotta (KB8NW), the editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX) brings you the current IOTA news and events.  Some of the upcoming island locations include:

AS-023:  JA4GXS/6 operating from Amani O Island, 20-25 March 2018.

EU-054:  IF9A operating from Favignana Island (Sicily) from 20-25 March 2018.

EU-064:  F4GYM and F4GTB using their homecalls/6 will be on the air from Noirmautier Island, 27 July – 30 July 2018.

EU-120:  B9OSA operating from the Isle of White, 05-13 May 2018.

OC-265:  VK5MAV operating from rare Cato Reef, 09-18 April 2018.

Hawaii Island operating events:

HPP Radio Day

Source:  Big Island Amateur Radio Club February 2018 Newsletter.

Everyone is invited to HPP Radio Day on Saturday, 28 April 2018, 0900-1500 (HST) at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center, 17th and Maku’u in the Puna District.  According to coordinator Mike Straton (KH6PAC), “We want to let everyone know that the event is open to all hams, especially the newest ham operators…Out plan is to have several different radios set up…There will be lots of activities and demonstrations.”  For details, contact Mike at jefffan@hotmail.com.

Sign up for the new QTH.NET Listserve

Source:  Big Island Amateur Radio Club February 2018 Newsletter.

The Big Island Amateur Radio club invites all Hawaii radio amateurs to join the new BIARC QTH.NET Email Listserve.  According to coordinator Les Hittner (K0BAD), “The main advantage of using such a listserve is that you do not have to individually maintain a list of club-member email addresses in order to enter into important conversations related to club operations.”  Les adds that “The listserve is a secure means of sending club mail”  To register for the new listserve, contact Les at lhittner@hbci.com.


For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  HQ ARRL press releases are in the right hand sidebar.  Views expressed in this blog 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 prints and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

IOTA News from OPDX


Big Island ARRL news, 31 January 2018, 0045 UTC, Post #443.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org/iota/index.htm

Comment:

Here is the current Islands On The Air (IOTA) update from Tedd Mirgliotta (KB8NW), the editor of The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin.  Views expressed in this summary are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.

AS-081. Taka, JA8COE, will be active as HL4/JA8COE/5 from Namhae Island during March 9-11th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JA8COE, direct, by the
Bureau or ClubLog’s OQRS. For more details, see:
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/takaja8coe

EU-025. Members from Radio Club Leuven will participate as IO9R during
the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) from Sicily Island as a Multi-Op/2-TX entry. Operators mentioned are Orazio/IT9BTI, Simone/IT9YAO, Stefaan/ON4FG, Eric/ON4LN, Rudi/ON7CL, Rony/ON4CU and Patrick/ON8PL. QSL Manager is ON3AR, by the Bureau, direct (+SAE & 2 USDs), LoTW or eQSL.

EU-042. Mike, DG5LAC, will once again be active as DG5LAC/P from Hooge
Island (WWFF DLFF-013 Wadden Sea) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Mode-SSB/12-Hrs/DXpedition/High-Power entry. QSL via DG5LAC, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog’s OQRS, LoTW or eQSL.

EU-123. Paul, G0WAT, will be active as MM2M from Arran Island, Scotland,
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/CW or Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL route TBD.

SA-029. Members of the CabreuvaDX Team will be active as ZV1C from
Cedro Island between March 17-18th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. There will also be activity on 2 meters satellite. QSL via PU2VCP. For more details, see QRZ.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new www.iota-world.org have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announced upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin……

Check-out the latest IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club


DXCC Country/Entity Report

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/january/dxcc-report-2901.htm

Please click link to read the full report.  According to The Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week ending on Sunday, 28 January 2018, there were 217 countries active in the DXCC program.


Ground Hog Day Special Event Station

Source:

http://www.punxyclub.com/special-events/ground-hog-day

Will the ground hog see its own shadow on Saturday, 03 February 2018, and, thus, guarantee six more months of winter on the U.S. mainland?  Find out by tuning into K3HWJ, the special event station covering the event.  K3HWJ will be on the air, Saturday, 03 February 2018, 0900-166 (EST).  You contact will help you snag a special confirmation letter/QSL from K3HWJ.  The special event station will be on 40 meters on or about 7.245 MHz and on 20 meters on or about 14.340 MHz.


The 2018 AM Rally, 03-05 February 2018

Source:

The “Strays” column, “QST”, February 2018, p.40.

If you haven’t tried AM for awhile, why not have some fun with this classic voice mode on 03-05 February 2018 at The 2018 AM Rally, which will feature amplitude modulation contacts on the 160, 80, 40. 20, 15,10, and 6 meter amateur radio bands.  According to the ARRL press release, “The event is open to all radio amateurs who are running full-carrier amplitude modulation (standard AM), using any type of radio equipment.”  The AM Rally runs from 0000(UTC on Saturday, 03 February) to 0700 (UTC on Monday, 05 February 2018).


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

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to kh6jrm @arrl.net.

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, 23 January 2018, 0032 UTC, Post #435.

Source:

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

Reporter:  Tedd Mirgliotta (KB8NW), editor of “The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin.”

Here’s the latest update of active locations participating in The Islands On The Air Program (IOTA):

IOTA News from OPDX

22 January, 2018

Island activities:

AS-105. By the time you read this, HL23N should be active from Yonghung Island until January 21st. Activity is to coincide with the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic Games, South Korea. Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HL2UVH.

AS-126. Operators “Off”/E23CAL, Noi/HS3NBR, Chanachon/HS8GKR, “X”/HS8JCV, Boy/HS8GLR, Chana/HS9HK, HS9JZT and Chayakorn/HS9STL will be active as HS8JCV/P from Lipe Island between March 29th and April 2nd. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via HS8JCV.

EU-038. Operators Jef/DD2CW and PA3AXC will be active as PA/DD2CW
(or possibly a special IOTA callsign which has been requested) from Texel Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs entry. QSL via ON3UN.

EU-090. Members of the Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna will be active as 9A90P (9A ninety P) from the Island of Vela Palagruza (CI-084, LH 0057, no 9AFF reference yet) between June 16-23rd.
Some of the members will also try to operate under their home callsign from neighboring islands: Mala Palagruza (EU-090, CI-461) and Galijula Island (EU-090, CI-462, 3NM southeast of Palagruža).
Operators mentioned are: Emir/9A6AA, Radovan/9A2SC, Boris/9A2GA, Ico/9A2KI, Marijan/9A1MB, Zeljko/9A3DF, Vito/9A3GSV and Neven/9A5YY. Activity will be on/near the IOTA frequencies on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL 9A90P via 9A2MF.
For more details and updates, see:
https://9aff.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/9a90p-palagruza-2018-iota-expedition

NA-062. Howie, K1VSJ, is now active from Key Colony Beach in the Florida State (Florida Keys) IOTA Group until February 15th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via K1VSJ, direct or by the Bureau.

SA-071. Look for ZW2MT from Montao de Trigo (NEW DIB) to be activated
sometime in March. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8. Operators mentioned are Favio/PY2RMZ, Marcelo/PY2AE, Billy/PY2LCD, Tonly/PY2DX (OA4DX), Ricardo/PY2VOX and PY2XYZ. QSL via PY2RMZ.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new www.iota-world.org have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announced upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin……

Check-out the latest IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club


Upcoming events for Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

A new series of Technician License prep classes will be offered on Hawaii Island this year.

Hilo–Aupuni Conference Room, beginning on 15 February 2018, with the final exam on 22 March 2018.

Kona–West Hawaii Civic Center, beginning on 22 March 2018, with the final exam on 26 April 2018.

Ocean View–HOVE Community Center, beginning on 03 May 2018, with the final exam on 07 June 2018.

Kea’au–Kea’au Community Center, beginning on 01 November 2018, with the final exam on 06 December 2018.

Contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at douscelle@aol.com.  Test fee of $15 (in exact cash) due at time of each exam.

General Remarks:

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 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

IOTA News from OPDX and the FT8 Operating Guide


Big Island ARRL News, 15 January 2018, 2105 UTC, Post #428.

Sources:  http://www.southgate.org/data/opdx/index.htm#.WI0EhqinHIU.

http://www.g4ifb.com/FT8_Hinson_tips_for_DXers.pdf.

IOTA News from OPDX.

This useful DXpedition list from Tedd Mirgliotta (KB8NW) is a valuable tool for those pursuing awards in the IOTA (Islands On The Air) program.  Tedd is the editor of the “Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin.” Here are the active islands in the program:

IOTA News from OPDX

15 January, 2018

Island activities:

EU-064. Operators Fabien/F4GYM and Christophe/F4GTB will be active from Noirmoutier Island (DIFM AT-020) for RSGB IOTA Contest in July.

EU-099. Operators Nobby/G0VJG, Giles/M0TGV, Graham/G4FNL, Toby/M0TBS, CR/G0FDZ and Martin/M0MDR will be active as MJ8C from MaîtresseÎle Les Minquiers (the ‘Minkies’ Reef) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 28-29th) as Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via G4DFI. Operators will also operate before and after contest as GJ3RCV.

NA-067. Operators Marty/W4MY, Paul/AA4XX, Dick/N4HAY and Marc/W4MPS
will be active as W4MY from Harkers Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. QSL via W4MY.

NA-102. Jean-Pierre, F6ITD, will be active as FG/F6ITD from La Désirade
Island, lighthouse (LH GUA005) and France Flora Fauna site (FFF 1000) between January 29th and March 15th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters with 500 watts and multi-dipoles using SSB, the Digital modes and CW. QSL via F6ITD.

OC-265. Andy, VK5MAV, will be active as VK5MAV/9 from Cato Reef for
6 days in April or May. Activity will be on various HF bands.
QSL via ClubLog’s OQRS or via RN3RQ.

MULTI-IOTA OPS….
* Craig, VK5CE, will activate three IOTA in Western Australia as VK5CE/6 sometime in June. The following islands were mentioned:
OC-170 — Woody Island; 2-3 days
OC-199 — East Lewis Island; 3-4 days
OC-140 — Direction Island; 3-4 days
Activity will be on various HF bands (40-12m). QSL via VK5CE direct.
Look for more details to be forthcoming. Also watch:
https://vkiota.wordpress.com/vk5ce-6

* (Update) Cezar, VE3LYC, plans to activate some IOTAs between mid-
April and May (9 days in the Solomon Islands (H44) and 8 days in
the Temotu (H40). Callsigns were not mentioned. His tentative
schedule is as follows:
April 22-25th — From Mbanika Island (OC-168, Russell Islands,
Solomon Islands). Cezar will be joined by Bernhard/DL3GAC (H44MS) and they will operate with two stations on the air (mainly 40/30/20/17m) using CW and SSB.
April 26-27th — Small possibility of an operation from Nggela Sule Island (OC-158, Florida Islands).
April 29th- May 3rd — From Tahua or Taumako Island (OC-179,
Duff Islands)
No other details were provided. Cezar is looking for support for this operation. For more details and possible updates, see:
https://oc-179.weebly.com/operators.html

FT8 Operating Guide

FT8 is a rapidly expanding digital mode that is attracting a large number of radio amateurs.  So far, there hasn’t been a concerted effort to bring some standard operating procedures to the mode.  Gary Hinson (G4IFB) is trying to bring some order out of the developing chaos.  He has some helpful suggestions to make your use of this fascinating digital mode an enjoyable experience.  You can find his pdf here:  http://www.g4ifb.com/FT8_Hinson_tips_for_DXers.pdf

East Hawaii CERT Basic Training Course.

Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) will be offered at Hilo’s Aupuni Conference Room on four successive Saturdays:  20 January, 27 January, 03 February, and 10 February 2018, from 0830 to 1630 HST.  To register, go to Eventbrite–https://certhilo.eventbrite.com.

General Comments.

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

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.

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Aloha es 73 de

Russ Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section