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Re: Leeward O`ahu Simplex Net, Sep 26th

WH6CPH Pono
 

Aloha,

This message is a follow-up to the "Leeward O`ahu Simplex Net" that occurred on Sunday, September 26th, from 1930 to 2051 HST.  Mahalo to the other twenty-one (21) participants who patiently stood by while we attempted relays and captured everyone's signal report.

Linked herein are the summary report (Google Sheets) and summary map (Google Earth) for your review.  As the data will show, this was a rather overwhelming number of participants.  Not that it was a problem; again I thank all participants for their patience as we worked through the roster.  The color green denotes those stations who confirmed possible two-way contact between both stations, whereas the color red denotes only possible one-way contact, not confirmed by the other station.  The color yellow, as in previous summary maps but not in this map simply due to the overwhelming number of participants, denotes confirmed contact between two stations but a weak signal whereby an attempt to transmit a message would be limited.

The intent of this net is to develop the ARES® leeward O`ahu district; it's operators, their equipment and capabilities; examine and improve communications within the district as well as outside of the district to agencies/organizations we may need to contact in a real incident.  The results did show an improvement in the number of operators from within the district.  Additionally, operating as net control from Barbers Point (Kapolei) proved successful to connect the two major parts of the district, the Wai`anae Coast and the `Ewa Plain.  I am challenged to provide a clear assessment of all the other contacts throughout the island but if the spatial data paints a picture for you that I can't readily identify, please feel free to share.

Lastly, here is a link (click here) to the folder of the information captured from this and last month's net.  As we continue down this path, giving purpose to the monthly net, information will continue to be added to this Google Drive folder.

Mahalo & continue to stay safe,

C. Pono Higa, WH6CPH
Leeward O`ahu District Emergency Coordinator (DEC)
Hawai`i Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
(808) 457-7243


On Sat, Sep 25, 2021 at 8:44 AM C. Pono Higa <wh6cph@...> wrote:
Aloha,

Just a friendly reminder - all licensed amateur radio operators are welcome to participate in the “Leeward O`ahu Simplex Net” happening tomorrow, September  26th at 1930 HST, on the DEM RACES linked repeater system (primary: 146.8600 MHz, -600kHz, PL 88.5) and the leeward O`ahu simplex frequency (146.4450 MHz).  This net meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1930 HST.

We’ll begin on the repeater system, accepting check-ins by ARES district (leeward, north, south and windward); move to the simplex frequency where a roll call will be conducted; then move back to the repeater system for another roll call, this time providing signal reports of those stations you’d be able to carry a conversation with.

I ask that all participants familiarize themselves with the RS(T) system of signal reporting, providing “R” (readability) and “S” (strength) for each participant.  You can find more information doing a Google search for, “RST System.”  Please email me your signal report following the net at least by noon on the following day.

Regardless of your current station (handheld, mobile or base), all are encouraged to participate.  Even if you may not be able to receive-from/transmit-to net control, we’ll come back around to attempt relaying.

Here are the results of last months net for your review: 

Mahalo & stay safe,

C. Pono Higa, WH6CPH
Leeward O`ahu District Emergency Coordinator (DEC)
Hawai`i Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
(808) 457-7243


October 2, 2021 SET

KH7HO Clem
 

To all,

The ARRL sponsored Simulated Exercise Test (SET) is held the first Saturday in October, October 2, 2021.  It will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. HST throughout the State.  The scenario will be an extreme tsunami from a 9.2 moment earthquake in the Aleutians.  The simulated tsunami will have already arrived and has caused extensive destruction throughout the State of Hawaii.  For this communications exercise (COMMEX) and we will be requesting simulated damage reports from your location.  Check with your county emergency management / Civil Defense web site or you yellow pages of your phone book for your county extreme tsunami evacuation maps 

All licensed amateur radio operator are encourage to participate whether you are an ARES, RACES, SKYWARN, HealthCOMM, or unaffiliated.  Request you operate with auxiliary power, e.g., using a generator or a battery with or without solar panels.  However, if you are not able to operate with auxiliary power, you can still operate from the electrical grid.

Please see additional information at the hawaiiares.net web site.

We hope you will be able to participate as we, as amateur radio operators, are prepared to provide amateur radio communications in a disaster.

Requesting widest distribution of this email.

73,
Clem Jung (KH7HO)
Pacific ARES Section Emergency Coordinator


Leeward O`ahu Simplex Net, Sep 26th

WH6CPH Pono
 

Aloha,

Just a friendly reminder - all licensed amateur radio operators are welcome to participate in the “Leeward O`ahu Simplex Net” happening tomorrow, September  26th at 1930 HST, on the DEM RACES linked repeater system (primary: 146.8600 MHz, -600kHz, PL 88.5) and the leeward O`ahu simplex frequency (146.4450 MHz).  This net meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at 1930 HST.

We’ll begin on the repeater system, accepting check-ins by ARES district (leeward, north, south and windward); move to the simplex frequency where a roll call will be conducted; then move back to the repeater system for another roll call, this time providing signal reports of those stations you’d be able to carry a conversation with.

I ask that all participants familiarize themselves with the RS(T) system of signal reporting, providing “R” (readability) and “S” (strength) for each participant.  You can find more information doing a Google search for, “RST System.”  Please email me your signal report following the net at least by noon on the following day.

Regardless of your current station (handheld, mobile or base), all are encouraged to participate.  Even if you may not be able to receive-from/transmit-to net control, we’ll come back around to attempt relaying.

Here are the results of last months net for your review: 

Mahalo & stay safe,

C. Pono Higa, WH6CPH
Leeward O`ahu District Emergency Coordinator (DEC)
Hawai`i Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
(808) 457-7243


Event: General Membership Meeting - 09/21/2021 #cal-reminder

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Event: General Membership Meeting - 09/21/2021 #cal-reminder

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Event: General Membership Meeting - 09/21/2021 #cal-reminder

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Event: General Membership Meeting - 09/21/2021 #cal-reminder

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Re: 9/15/2021 Windward Oahu Winlink Net

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

For those using HF for net coordination, KH6ML is now on 3880 LSB as both 40 and 60 meters have gone long for the evening.
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 9:15 AM Clement Jung <chmjung4@...> wrote:
To all,

Sorry for this late announcement.  The Windward Oahu Winlink Net third Wednesday of the month net at 8 p.m. will be tonight, September 15, 2021 on 145.070.  Beginning at 7:30 p.m., you can send a Winlink check-in form to KH6ML via VARA FM P2P, via a VARA FM gateway or using Telnet if you do not have RF.  For those who are interested on what Winlink is about you can also view the NCS in the Zoom link in the attachment during the Winlink Net and for the discussion after the net is over at 9 p.m. 

Please see the attachment below for further details.

73,
Clem (KH7HO)


9/15/2021 Windward Oahu Winlink Net

KH7HO Clem
 

To all,

Sorry for this late announcement.  The Windward Oahu Winlink Net third Wednesday of the month net at 8 p.m. will be tonight, September 15, 2021 on 145.070.  Beginning at 7:30 p.m., you can send a Winlink check-in form to KH6ML via VARA FM P2P, via a VARA FM gateway or using Telnet if you do not have RF.  For those who are interested on what Winlink is about you can also view the NCS in the Zoom link in the attachment during the Winlink Net and for the discussion after the net is over at 9 p.m. 

Please see the attachment below for further details.

73,
Clem (KH7HO)


Annual Meeting Notice - Election Board of Directors for 2022

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

NOTICE

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

OF THE EMERGENCY AMATUER RADIO CLUB

 

WHEN:  OCTOBER 19, 2021, 7:00 PM

WHERE: EARC General Membership Meeting – via Zoom Meetings

REGISTRATION: 6:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

 

Aloha Members,

 

This serves as notice of the EARC’s annual general membership meeting to be held on October 19th 2021 at the above address and time.  At this meeting elections of new officers and members of the Board of Directors of the club for the coming year 2022 will be held.

 

As of September 6, 2021 nominations for officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2022 will be open and may be emailed to Steve, KH6WG at skawamae@... or by mail to P.O. Box 30315, Honolulu, HI 96820.  All nominees must be current active members of the club as well as the person making the nomination.  Nominations will be accepted by email and USPS mail up to October 16, 2021, any nomination received by USPS to the PO Box or email received after October 16th will not be accepted, however nominations will be accepted from the floor at the meeting during the open nomination period prior to voting.  All nominees must accept the nomination in order to be placed on the ballot and be present at the meeting.

 

Registration for the meeting will start at 6:00 PM and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm or as soon as the majority is signed in and registered for the meeting.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

 

Mahalo,

 

(via email delivery)

Steve Kawamae, KH6WG

President EARC

 


Re: 6 meters in Grid Madness

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

Craig,
I have very little experience with 6 meters.  I have worked KH6U on SSB over the Koolaus and hear NH6Y from Maui on FT-8, and that is it.  
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


On Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 8:55 AM KH6CP Craig Paul <carcarx@...> wrote:
I see that 6 meters is included in Grid Madness this year!

How many of you use it, other than for FT8?

How well does it survive "rain fade"?

How does it do "mountain range" hopping on Oahu?

How's it for inter-island traffic?

Thanks!
Craig/KH6CP


6 meters in Grid Madness

KH6CP Craig Paul
 

I see that 6 meters is included in Grid Madness this year!

How many of you use it, other than for FT8?

How well does it survive "rain fade"?

How does it do "mountain range" hopping on Oahu?

How's it for inter-island traffic?

Thanks!
Craig/KH6CP


Fw: Reminder: Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness -- September 19th, 2021

KH7HO Clem
 

To all,

Please save Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 1300 to 1700 HST to participate in this year's Grid Madness.  This simplex statewide contest is a great exercise and a challenge of your simplex capability and in case of an emergency or disaster.

Have fun doing it!

73,
Clem (KH7HO)

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Stan Froseth <ah6ko@...>
To: Stan Froseth <ah6ko@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 04:17:10 PM HST
Subject: Reminder: Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness -- September 19th, 2021

Aloha,

Please join us for the Eighth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness, a unique activity for all hams in the State of Hawaii. It's Sunday, September 19th 2021 from 1300 to 1700 HST.

Contact as many stations as you can in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX FM on 6 meters, 2 meters, 1.25 meters, and 70 cm.

Please share this reminder with anyone that may be interested. Details and links below!

73~ Stan AH6KO

(To be removed from our email list, just let us know.)


* * * * * Details * * * * *

Finalize plans now! Mobile? At Home? In a park? On a pu'u? Try something different?

Never tried it? Go for it! All info at http://gridmadness.blogspot.com/

Check out last year's Summary and Results.

Member of a club? Want to form a little team and give it a name? Here's more info on the Club Award.

Please send in your log -- with comments and photos. Selfies! The view from your Grid! Anything!

New for 2021:
  • Make contacts on 50 MHz -- 6 meters added for your operating enjoyment, in addition to 1.25 meters (added last year).
  • Contest Scoring -- Your log will be checked using traditional amateur radio scoring ... go for accuracy.
Don't forget:
Comments and questions to AH6KO@...


Fw: RATPAC: WK3-FEMA Region 5 RECCWG - Amateur Radio volunteer resources

KH7HO Clem
 

To all,

Forwarding for your information.  Should be interesting.

Please pass this email on.

Clem

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: RATPAC/Dan K7REX <ratpacplan@...>
To: "chmjung4@..." <chmjung4@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 09:59:22 PM HST
Subject: RATPAC: WK3-FEMA Region 5 RECCWG - Amateur Radio volunteer resources

Week 3 of a series of weekly disaster communications Zoom presentations called "Emergency Management's Expectations of Amateur Radio" focusing on government, non-government agencies, and organizations served by Amateur Radio in one way or another during a disaster; please see attachment.   This series of presentations is intended for licensed hams (Amateur Radio operators), non-hams, government, and non-government involved in disaster communications. Please forward to ensure all are included 

 


Thursday, August 26: Emergency Management's Expectations & Utilization from Amateur Radio

Starts 9:00 PM AST / 9:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM CDT / 7:00 PM MDT / 6:00 PM PDT / 5:00 PM AKDT / 3:00 PM HST

TOPIC: FEMA Region 5 RECCWG - Working Relationship &  
future expectations with Amateur Radio volunteer resources
Speakers/Presenters:  Karl Arriola, KD9ODH, - Reg5 RECCWG Disaster  Emergency Coordinator
                                      Max Schneider, KE8DON - FEMA Reg5 AUXCOMM, Chair

This meeting will be recorded. By participating you consent to being recorded.  Please change your display name to Your First Name and Location, e.g. Dan K7REX Idaho.  Please stay muted until ready to speak. Your space bar works like a PTT for unmuting If ask questions in chat, please proceed your question with a "Q:"



Please Join Thursday's Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2128884758?pwd=eVZ6VDZDc2kwWnFDVE41QlkrV1FKQT09

Meeting ID: 212 888 4758
Passcode: THURSDAY


One tap mobile
+13462487799,,2128884758#,,,,*47672675# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,2128884758#,,,,*47672675# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 212 888 4758
Passcode: 47672675




~Dan


Dan Marler, K7REX
ratpac.plan@...

Radio Amateur Training Planning and Activities Committee (RATPAC). We host nationwide Amateur Radio Zoom presentations twice-a-week, Wednesdays on general radio topics and Thursdays on amateur radio emergency communications. The topics are selected from audience recommendations that the planning committee then seeks topic experts or discussion panel members. The presentation audience consists of thousands of amateur radio operators worldwide who participate directly in the Zoom sessions or with video links of the presentation and related documentation sent out after each session






Fw: [ARESLAX-Northeast] Lessons from Hurricane Ida

KH7HO Clem
 

To all,

I am forwarding an email from Oliver (K6OLI) who is the ARES LAX NE District Emergency Coordinator.  You may have seen news about Hurricane Ida affecting Louisiana and Mississippi.

However, we in Hawaii can learn from others who have been directly affected by a natural hazards.

We are still in hurricane season until November 30th.  Tsunami can hit us at any time of the year.  And we have learned what flooding can do.

Be prepared and be safe.

73,
Clem (KH7HO)


----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Oliver K6OLI <main+owner@areslax-northeast.groups.io>
To: "main@areslax-northeast.groups.io" <main@areslax-northeast.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 02:25:08 PM HST
Subject: [ARESLAX-Northeast] Lessons from Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida has passed New Orleans and is moving inland. While damaging the storm was not as devastating as Katrina had been.

As services are being restored and rescue evolves into recovery. A couple of lessons begin to emerge.

MSNBC: Search And Rescue Efforts Underway After Hurricane Ida Slams Louisiana
https://youtu.be/YxIaKv_PvZo

Takeaways

1. Your neighborhood community is your first line of support and rescue.

2. Searches start from "last known contact". (0:49)
Sending your location with your initial safe and well message and every time you move is always a good idea. 
Whether you send Lat/Lon, What3Words, MGRS, street address or landmark matters much less than whether or not you send a last know location!

3. FirstNet Outage (2:30)
FirstNet is built on the same infrastructure as the cell phone network that supports it. The cell towers go, so does FirstNet.

For those interested the FCC Communications Status Report for the affected area as of August 30, 2021, is attached.
Doubtlessly service will be restored as soon as possible.

Our thoughts are with the people living in the affected areas.
--
73,
Oliver K6OLI

District Emergency Coordinator
ARES LAX Northeast District
Email: k6oli@...
Web: http://www.arrllax.org


9/1/2021 Windward Oahu Winlink Net

KH7HO Clem
 

To all,

There will be a Windward Oahu Winlink Net on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 9 p.m. after the first Wednesday of the month Windward Oahu Simplex Net.  The Winlink Net will be on 145.070 simplex and the Winlink Check-In can be send beginning at 8:30 p.m. via VARA FM gateway, VARA FM P2P (preferred method) or Telnet.  See additional details in the attachment.

NCS will also be listening for voice traffic on 7.095 USB.  You can also monitor the net by clicking on the Zoom invite in the attachment.  

Hope you can join us this coming Wednesday night.

Request widest distribution of this email.

73,
Clem (KH7HO)


HQP 2021

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

EARC All;
Thanks to those that came to support the EARC and the Hawaii QSO Party.  There were about a dozen, two of which are brand new hams that just wanted to see what it was all about and came to visit.  The EARC has submitted under the call KH6CE its 12 hour log with 51 contacts on phone and all on 20m.  Conditions were spotty off and on.  Apparently there were a couple of CME's that day.  But we made contacts with Alberta and British Columbia in Canada, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Japan and Asiatic Russia.  Not too shabby considering the conditions and the portable setup.  It was great to work coast to coast from Delaware and New Jersey through California then East to Japan and Asiatic Russia!  I think I messed up on a South American station and I lost that contact.  Oh well.  It was a long hot day but turned into a nice cool evening.  Great to eyeball all those that did show up.  Thanks for the food and fellowship while maintaining our social distancing.   Only two were willing to grab the mike but all contacts were designated as KH6CE.  Looking forward to HQP 2022!

Aloha & 73,
de KH6WG


Hawaii QSO Party - This Weekend

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All,
Reminder the Hawaii QSO Party is this weekend from Friday 6p to Sunday 6p.  See www.hawaiiqsoparty.org.  HF fun if propagation prevails, potentially contacts from around the world.  If you have the capability, please operate from your home or portable. 
The EARC will run a portable HF station at the Maunalua Bay Boat Ramp (Hawaii Kai Boat Ramp) on Saturday from 11a to 11p.  We will have a small 10x10 pop up with limited persons operating for Covid safety.  Please mask up and practice social distancing if you plan on attending.  

Aloha & 73,
de KH6WG


17 August 2021 General Membership Meeting Minutes

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

For anyone interested, I have posted the minutes from the 17 August 2021 General Membership Meeting at https://earchi.groups.io/g/main/files/2021%20General%20Membership%20Meeting%20Minutes.

Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


File /2021 General Membership Meeting Minutes/17 August 21 GM Minutes.pdf uploaded #file-notice

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