KH6JRM's Amateur Radio Blog
Did you survive Field Day over the weekend? The Big Island Amateur Radio Club held its Field Day at Hilo's Wailoa Visitors Center. From what I could see during a break from my newsroom duties, the club had a small, but enthusiastic turnout. Bob, AH6J, the Pacific Section Manager for the ARRL, had a nice public display complete with a grab and go communications system (we call it the "bucket" because all of the radio equipment fits in a padded bucket). He spent most of Saturday evening talking up amateur radio with the local residents who stopped by for demonstrations and free snacks. The club conducted FCC tests as well, netting one new General Class and one new Technician Class License. I submitted a record of the public service announcements KKBG-FM/KHLO-AM aired during the run-up to Field Day. Also posted was a Field Day article from the "Hawaii Tribune-Herald" newspaper. I'm confident the club will get its 100 bonus points for public information.