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Re: News Letter

R Rogers
 

I think this is a great idea. Add me to your list.

RogersR714@...
Robin Rogers- WH7JB


On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 7:09 PM KH6OWL Darren Holbrook <handymanowl@...> wrote:
If you want to be added to the email distro just send me an email. It will go out from my email as it is not a club newsletter but a Hawaii news letter.

News Letter

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

If you want to be added to the email distro just send me an email. It will go out from my email as it is not a club newsletter but a Hawaii news letter.

QSO on Satellite for HI

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Any avid satellite hams out there?  Give Herb a shout via email.  

Aloha
de KH6WG

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From: Dr. Herb Sims <w.herb.sims@...>
Date: Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 4:28 AM
Subject: QSO on Satellite for HI
To: <skawamae@...>


Steve,

 

Good morning.  I am a “new” satellite ham (been licensed since the 80’s and was a heavy duty DX’er, contester, but age finally caught up to me….too old to climb towers) 

 

So I decided after I retired from NASA I’d like to do some satellite work of my own (I designed and developed satellite comm systems).  So about three years ago I got into satellite ham radio.  I designed and developed an x-pol 12 element 2m and an x-pol 26 element 70cm yagis as well as home brew LNAs.  Currently I am using quadrfilar helicals on top of my camper outside my house (I have the same antennas (also home built) in the attic but are very poor at best) for my satellite chasing until I get my rotor situation solved (name bought).

 

I am looking for satellite operators to get a QSO (and QSL via LoTW) from HI.  Would it be possible to get some names of hams there that work satellite?  I want to set up a sked to work HI for my WAS Satellite certificate please?  I have very good luck with analog birds (XW-2x and CAS-AA/B) and a little luck with FM birds.  Since I am in Alabama the access time for both of us puts us at 5 degs off the horizon.  With my Quadrafilar antennas using FM birds would be impossible.  Using Analog birds is going to be tough at best (any chance they can run CW?) Having said that, do you know of anyone there in HI that could help me out?  I found you callsign on a google search for HI amateur radio sat operators.  As it is I am going to have to go to the “mountain” range (about 2000 feet AGL) and operate from there to even have a chance.  It appears that only once per month does my location and “Hawaii in general” have a 5 deg pass…..This is going to be VERY tough….

 

Thanks for your time and have a great day.  I hope to hear back from you soon.

 

Thanks,

 

Herb

 

 

Dr. Herb Sims

 

256-656-2965

 

I want to tell the whole world that I love my wife and kids - what better way than one email at a time.

Ich will der ganzen Welt sagen, dass ich meine Frau und Kinder liebe – wie ist das besser zu machen als Mail für Mail, eine nach der anderen.

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Hawaii QSO Party

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

Please participate in the Hawaii QSO Party if at all possible!  It is great fun, helps us improve our station capacity, and helps keep Hawaii on the map as an active area for Ham radio.
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


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From: Alan Maenchen <ad6e@...>
Date: Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 2:01 PM
Subject: Hawaii QSO Party
To: AD6E <ad6e@...>


Please save the dates: Aug 22-24 for the Hawaii QSO Party

https://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/

The HQP will run from 0400Z 22 August to 0359Z 24 August. Work as many stations on as many bands and modes as you can.

The biggest complaint I heard last year was “Where were all the Hawaii stations?” We really need YOU to get on the air and make some QSOs. This is our one big HF event of the year and there will be a LOT of folks out there looking for HI. This event will be active for 48 hours, but no one has to be active the whole time. Think of it as a 48 hour window of opportunity. Play radio as much as you like during those hours. Make one QSO, two QSOs, 10, 100, 1,000 .. whatever. Just get active!

A map of the Hawaii multipliers can be found here: https://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/mult-map/

While most QSO parties use their counties as multipliers, here in Hawaii we only have five counties so we've expanded the multiplier list to use “districts” instead .. roughly following the ancient Moku.

All digital modes (RTTY, FT8, FT4, PSK, whatever) are considered “digital” so there are three modes to use: CW, Phone, Digital.

Hopefully, the WX will cooperate and we'll have some excellent conditions.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions or suggestions.

Also, please let other hams know about this Party. My list of hams with HF ability is quite limited.

With Aloha,

Alan AD6E / KH6TU

HQP Chairman


Digital communications talk for Hawaii hams

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

For the EARC member's information...
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


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From: ARRL Members Only Web site <memberlist@...>
Date: Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 1:08 PM
Subject: Digital communications talk for Hawaii hams
To: <joetabrah@...>


Aloha,

Lots of education opportunities popping up on ZOOM these days.  Joe
Tabrah (KH6FHI) has stepped forward to organize a session on high speed
VHF/UHF FM digital communications.  It is headlined by an overview of
adapters by the designer of the cards many Hawaii hams are using in
repeaters and Winlink equipment.  Here’s the announcement of what’s
planned to help help more Hawaii stations get on digital.

QUOTE
Aloha all,

ARES is planning a zoom information and training session for Saturday, 8
August at 10:00 AM to help local amateurs equip and program their
VHF/UHF radios to operate Winlink and other digital modes. 

For many of us connecting our radios to a computer to use Winlink seems
like a major project.  On the HF side, transceivers with inbuilt sound
cards make it simpler. Most ham software operates with audio frequencies
in the range of voice communications; A good match with HF Winlink!

Amateur Radio FM VHF/UHF equipment is capable of “Hi-Fidelity” audio
but most transceivers have audio circuits to optimize voice
communications.  This removes high frequencies unwanted for
person-to-person communications.

There is a class of Japanese transceivers designed for VHF/UHF packet
radio with an audio path that skips the voice optimization allowing
“Hi-Fi” frequencies to be transmitted.  It is called 9600-baud
packet, a name that was suitable when hardware TNC modems were used.
With today’s computer sound card modems, more appropriate names for
the two modes would be NARROW (voice) and WIDE (high speed digital).

ARRL ARES has arranged for Masters Communications to give us an overview
of the Digital Radio Adapter (DRA) series used by many for Winlink
communications.  Kevin Custer (W3KKC), the designer of these cards, will
meet with interested Hawaii hams on ZOOOM Saturday, August 8th, at 10:00
AM.  Interested? Send an email requesting an invitation to,

     dra-zoom@...

For Amateurs wanting to know what audio adapters and cables to use with
their VHF/UHF equipment, advice can be useful. To help with that,
attending the session will be four Hawaii Amateurs with digital adapter
experience.

Kauai
  Jim Pilgram (NH6HI), who recommended Kevin’s repeater adapters
  as a candidate for Winlink audio.

Oahu
  Van Malan (NH7IT), a member of the Winlink Development Team
  Peter Matsunaga (KH6DK), a BETA tester for these adapters

Big Island
  Jim Huntley (WH6FQI), a BETA tester for these adapters

These guys are already helping many Hawaii hams get on Winlink.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet them and discuss
implementation.

73 de Joe Tabrah, KH6FHI
UNQUOTE

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Hawaii QSO Party - HQP

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

Please see this announcement of the Hawaii QSO party scheduled for August.  This is a really fun event, especially since stations from all over the world are trying to work Hawaii stations!  Remember, if an antenna is all you lack for getting on HF, we can supply one of the club's matchboxes to get you started.  contact me if you want one at KH6FHI@....  
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: ARRL Members Only Web site <memberlist@...>
Date: Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 12:28 PM
Subject: Hawaii QSO Party - HQP
To: <joetabrah@...>


Aloha,

Alan (AD6E), the HQP Chairman, reminds us the Hawaii QSO Party is next
month.  HQP is the one HF event where stations worldwide point their
antennas at us.  It is an opportunity for more modest stations to fill
out their WAS and DXCC lists.  There are many still looking for a KH6
confirmation.

It is a low-key contest, a fun event, with contacts having a chance to
chat a bit about Hawaii instead of high-pressure competition.  Here's
Alan's invitation.  And take a look at Alan's new web site. I especially
like the new Hawaii multiplier maps making it easy for Hawaii stations
to figure out their multiplier.  Well done Alan!

QUOTE
Please save the dates: Aug 22-24 for the Hawaii QSO Party

     https://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/

The HQP will run from 0400Z 22 August to 0359Z 24 August. Work as many
stations on as many bands and modes as you can. Complete rules:

     https://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/sample-page/

The biggest complaint I heard last year was “Where were all the Hawaii
stations?” We really need YOU to get on the air and make some QSOs.
This is our one big HF event of the year and there will be a LOT of
folks out there looking for HI. This event will be active for 48 hours,
but no one has to be active the whole time. Think of it as a 48-hour
window of opportunity. Play radio as much as you like during those
hours.

A map of the Hawaii multipliers can be found here:

     https://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/mult-map/

While most QSO parties use their counties as multipliers, here in Hawaii
we only have five counties so we've expanded the multiplier list to use
“districts” instead roughly following the ancient Moku.

All digital modes (RTTY, FT8, FT4, PSK, whatever) are considered
“digital” so there are three modes to use: CW, Phone, Digital.

Hopefully, the WX will cooperate and we'll have some excellent
conditions.

With Aloha,
Alan AD6E / KH6TU
HQP Chairman
UNQUOTE

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General Membership Meeting - Tue, 07/21/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

When: Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:Zoom Meetings

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EARC General Membership Meeting July 2020
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General Membership Meeting - Tue, 07/21/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Passcode: 716450

Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness -- A VHF/UHF Simplex Event -- September 20th, 2020

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

Please put this event on your calendars as it is a great opportunity to stretch your VHF/UHF capabilities, but most of all, great fun!
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


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From: Stan Froseth <ah6ko@...>
Date: Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:05 PM
Subject: Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness -- A VHF/UHF Simplex Event -- September 20th, 2020
To: Stan Froseth <ah6ko@...>


Aloha!

Announcing the Seventh Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness, an on-the-air radio activity for you!

Please forward to anyone, especially new hams and Kauai/Molokai/Lanai hams. On the radio, tell your friends to "Google Grid Madness". Everything you need is at gridmadness.blogspot.com

There are a few important changes for this year -- see New for 2020 below.

Quick links: Last year's Summary and Results, how to assign your score to a clubCertificate Endorsements. Look for a reminder email in early September.

Aloha and 73~
Stan AH6KO (Event Manager)
Eric KH6CQ (Sponsor, Aulani Hui ARC)
 
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Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness 2020

A VHF/UHF Simplex Event

Sunday, September 20th from 1300 to 1700 HST

 


Put it on your calendar!

All info at gridmadness.blogspot.com


Grid Madness is a FUN event for all hams in the State of Hawaii. Test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters, 1.25 meters and 70 cm. Talk to as many stations as you can, in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX ONLY. See who you can contact locally or across the water!

New for 2020:
  • Grid Madness Assistant -- A web-based tool for your smartphone or computer: Share your location and channel with others!

Comments and questions: AH6KO@...

General Membership Meeting July 21, 2020

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All,
Please use this link for the meeting on Tuesday.  Thanks in advance.

de KH6WG

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87404637650?pwd=bzgvRHlic3MwbDhWWDFxKzFMUXhsdz09 Meeting ID: 874 0463 7650 Passcode: 716450  

Re: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 07/21/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

KG6CFC James Wong
 

In the description it has April 2029.
James Wong

Disregard #cal-reminder

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All,
I will send out a meeting invite tomorrow.  

de KH6WG

General Membership Meeting - Tue, 07/21/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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When: Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:Zoom Meetings

View Event

Organizer: skawamae@...

Description:

Description:Stephen Kawamae is inviting you to a New Zoom Meeting for the EARC of Hawii General Membership Meeting for April 2020.  First time ever....

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 933 9597 4981
Password: 000837
Organizer: skawamae kawamae
skawamae kawamae

Amateur Radio, earthquake reporting and USGS

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

For your information....
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


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From: ARRL Members Only Web site <memberlist@...>
Date: Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 1:40 PM
Subject: Amateur Radio, earthquake reporting and USGS
To: <joetabrah@...>


Aloha all,

There is a lot going on in the Amateur Radio digital communications
arena.  Amateur Radio under the leadership of the ARRL LAX ARES group,
developed a real-time data processing system using Amateur Radio digital
message that captures information about earthquakes.  Working
cooperatively with the U.S. Geological Survey, the  sole science agency
in the Department of the Interior, hams developed use of Internet to
capture earthquake reports from individuals that quickly gives first
responders and others information about an affected area.  For more
information about the USGS follow this link to their web site.

     https://www.usgs.gov/about/about-us/who-we-are

Based on an Amateur Radio Winlink message template, data from ham
operators is delivered directly to the USGC database computer without
the need for human intervention.  It sounds complicated, and maybe the
served agency’s computer database and writing a template are, but the
reporting system only requires training on using Winlink, something
easily mastered.  The worldwide Winlink system now processes over 60,000
messages per month.  Over 30,000 hams already have a Winlink account.
It is not hard to use!

Hawaii ARES played a major role in the first USGS exercise, which is
recognized in Oliver Dully’s presentation to the 71 ARRL ARES sections
yesterday.  With only 22 hours advanced notice, Clem Jung (KH7HO) put
together Hawaii’s participation of about 18 Winlink operators, a
significant contribution to the project.  The Hawaii Amateurs even added
reporting for a real earthquake in the Fern Forest on the Big Island
that occurred soon after the simulated exercise. Check out Oliver’s
presentation PDF at

     http://www.hawaiiarrl.info/stories/2020/USGS.html

Oliver is an accomplished presenter and his commentary adds a lot to his
charts.  Here is a link to his talk to the ARRL EmComm group yesterday.

     https://vimeo.com/437004042

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Re: EARC Net

wayne kh6in
 

this is available from the earchi.org website

http://www.earchi.org/allmon.html

On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 8:27 PM KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
<skawamae@...> wrote:

Hi James,
Thanks for your email. The EARC net is held on the DEM linked repeaters. We have no control over the linking. Unfortunately, best I could tell by testing, only FFMB and Peacock Flats were linked tonight. I'll ping the DEM to let them know to check.

Aloha
de KH6WG

On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 1:18 AM KG6CFC James Wong <jwongsf@...> wrote:

Are we have trouble linking for the evening net?
James Wong


--
Aloha
Wayne

"Don't mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don't plan big
moves out loud."

Re: EARC Net

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Hi James,
Thanks for your email.  The EARC net is held on the DEM linked repeaters.  We have no control over the linking.  Unfortunately, best I could tell by testing, only FFMB and Peacock Flats were linked tonight.  I'll ping the DEM to let them know to check.

Aloha
de KH6WG

On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 1:18 AM KG6CFC James Wong <jwongsf@...> wrote:
Are we have trouble linking for the evening net?
James Wong

EARC Net

KG6CFC James Wong
 

Are we have trouble linking for the evening net?
James Wong

Amateur Radio Digital modes

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

For the EARC HI members interest:
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


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From: ARRL Members Only Web site <memberlist@...>
Date: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 8:04 PM
Subject: Amateur Radio Digital modes
To: <joetabrah@...>


Aloha all,

The Winlink Development team published an excellent digital modes
comparison study by Thomas Whiteside (N5TW) on their website.  It shows
steady improvements in performance as software algorithms evolve.  The
study was triggered by the release of VARA HF 4.0.1 on Jun 30th.

The addition of digital in our EmComm tool kit makes Amateur Radio more
valuable to our served agencies.  Let’s pass this information on to
ARRL members and plan to provide education for Amateurs interested in
these new modes.  Winlink is a tool for personal communications, health
and welfare traffic, and served agencies with varying need of digital
formatted messages.

The study is well done and worth reading.

73 de Joe/AH0A

https://tinyurl.com/ybafydyd

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Re: 16 June General Membership Meeting

WH6GFH Ryan Cadirao
 

WH6GFH

Re: 16 June General Membership Meeting

NH6XL Steven Minakami
 

NH6XL