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More from the military about its use of HF

KH6CP Craig Paul
 

ALE frequency hopped link establishment Windows software can be found at

Multipsk has ALE-400 for fixed frequency link establishment. It simulates a full-duplex link.
VARA Chat newly employs some of the same techniques.


Craig/KH6CP


Grid Madness 2020 - Aeronautical Mobile

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Thanks to Gus, NH7J for the idea and the expertise.

First contact with Arch AH6U while over Kapolei

https://youtu.be/3cCUo0WCNlE

Aloha
de KH6WG


The military renaissance in HF communications

KH6CP Craig Paul
 

Note the reference to HF for local communications!
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In an online presentation to the Association of Old Crows on Aug. 6, Paul Denisowski, KO4LZ,  described how communications satellites are vulnerable to antisatellite systems as well as ground-, air- and space-based “kill vehicles....” 

“China, Russia and the U.S. have all carried out ASAT tests and many other countries are developing ASAT capabilities,” Denisowski said, using an acronym for anti-satellite. To boost resilience, some commands are turning to high-frequency communications..."

"...During the presentations “Lost Art of HF” and the “Rebirth of Shortwave in a Digital World,” Denisowski explained that HF is making a comeback in local and global communications. This renaissance comes as the result of improvements in a range of fields, including antenna design, digital modulation schemes and improved understanding of propagation..."


Craig/KH6CP


HHARP Wahiawa, Whitmore, Launani

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

QST QST QST - Calling all radio amateurs

If you live in State House District 46, encompassing Wahiawa, Whitmore Village and Launani Valley, please contact Representative Any Perruso at  support@... or (808)351-0980.  She is developing the community's Hawaii Hazards Awarenesa dn Resilience Program (HHARP) to help the community prepare self-reliance after natural hazard events and reduce the negative impact of disasters.  Help organize your community as others have.  Join the active groups already fomred on Oahu in Waimanalo, Kailua, JBPHH, Aina Haina, Manoa, Waianae Coast, Hawai`i Kai, Kaneohe, Kahalu`u and Mililani.

The Wahiawa-Whitmore Village group meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 834 Kilani Ave #101
Contact: : Amy Perruso 586-6700, repperruso@...

Aloha & 73
de KH6WG


2020 SET

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

The the following 2020 Set announcement and instructions have been posted on the hawaiiares.info website.  I urge all of the EARC members to participate!  For currrent information please see the hawaiiares.info website and/or contact your District Emergency Coordinator:
     North Oahu:  Steve KH6WG
     West Oahu:  Pono WH6CPH
     South Oahu:  Heather AH7RF
     Windward Oahu:  Clem KH7HO

ARRL Simulated Emergency Test Instruction Sheet - October 03, 2020

The nationwide ARRL Simulated Emergency Test occurs the first Saturday of October every year. This year Hawaii ARES is simulating deployment of EmComm stations to shelters statewide providing reports to American Red Cross shelter managers directly to the Red Cross email system.

The purpose of this COMMUNICATIONS EXERCISE is to verify our ability to deploy equipment to shelters and operate using the digital protocols developed in conjunction with Hawaii State Red Cross.

From the hawaiiares.info website:

ARRL Simulated Emergency Test Instruction Sheet - October 03, 2020

The nationwide ARRL Simulated Emergency Test occurs the first Saturday of October every year.
This year Hawaii ARES is simulating deployment of EmComm stations to shelters statewide 
providing reports to American Red Cross shelter managers directly to the Red Cross email system.

The purpose of this COMMUNICATIONS EXERCISE is to verify our ability to deploy equipment to 
shelters and operate using the digital protocols developed in conjunction with Hawaii State 
Red Cross.
  • Who: Participation is open to all amateur radio operators supporting their ARRL ARES District.
  • When: From 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon HST, Saturday, October 3, 2020.
  • Where: Working from designated private shelters (if available). Because of the COVID-19 situation, and concern for the safety of the radio operators, radio operators uncomfortable with shelter deployment should consider operating from their homes.
At approximately 8:00 a.m. or earlier, amateur radio operators setup their equipment at 
designated private shelters or from their homes. Radio operators are requested to use 
emergency power, e.g. batteries, solar panels, generators, if available. Otherwise operate 
from commercial power.

If working from home, please try to operate from outside your ham shack, i.e., in your back 
Yard or close by park to simulate deployment to a shelter.

Each radio station will transmit two Winlink messages using Winlink forms.

For shelter manager and shelter names, use actual names if available otherwise please make them
up for use in the messages sent.

Use whatever Winlink mode to send your messages, e.g. Telnet, VARA FM, ARDOP, VARA HF, Pactor, 
Packet. Voice and Fldigi will also be permitted but the messages eventually need to be sent to
ARC and CC radio operators KH7HO and KH6FHI using their Winlink email address.

Each ARES District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) and participating groups will organize 
their operation in the exercise.

Message Addressing:
   Honolulu and Kauai county simulated shelter operators will send messages:
      To: Paul Klink, ARC Sheltering Lead; email: paul.klink@... 
      cc: KH7HO
   
   Maui and Hawaii county simulated shelter operators will send messages:
      To: Paul Klink, ARC Sheltering Lead; email: paul.klink@...
      cc: KH6FHI
  • First message (to be transmitted between 9am and 10am HST):

    ARC 213 General Message (can be found in Winlink under Standard Forms, ARC Forms) The first message confirms the shelter is operational. In a real-world activation, have a printed blank ARC 213 form for the shelter manager to fill out and sign.
    • Incident Name: Hurricane Makani Pahili 2020
    • Precedence: Routine
    • To: Paul Klink / ARC Sheltering Lead
    • From: (Name / Position) Enter shelter manager/Shelter Name
    • Subject: Shelter Activation.
    • Date and Time: Winlink automatically fills in Date and Time of message creation.
    • Precede the body of the message with "THIS IS AN EXERCISE MESSAGE".
    • Message: The (Shelter Name), e.g. Kailua High School Shelter, has been activated at 9:00 a.m. HST. Shelter Manager is Jane Doe, cell phone (808) 555-6789.
    • List the following (make up numbers): # of Red Cross volunteers present, including the shelter manager, e.g. ARC - 2. # of County workers present, e.g. C&C of Honolulu - 5. # of National Guard, e.g. NG - 5 # of Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, e.g., MRC - 1. # of Humane Society volunteer, e.g. Humane Society - 1. # of Ham shelter radio operator(s), e.g., Shelter radio operator - 1.
    • End the body of the message with "THIS IS AN EXERCISE MESSAGE".
    • Approved by: The simulated name you used as the shelter manager.
    • Position / Title: Shelter Manager.
First Message Completed Sample
  • Second message (to be transmitted between 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 noon):

    ARC Hawaii Hurricane Daily Shelter Report (Hawaii ARC forms are located under Standard Templates, HI STATE Forms). In real-world shelter activation, check with the shelter manager for the information using a printed ARC Hawaii Hurricane Daily Shelter Report blank form and have the shelter manager sign it.
    • Date: Click for the Date or manually input.
    • Shelter Name / County: Use the assigned Private Shelter name/ Add the county you are located - Hawaii, Maui, Honolulu, or Kauai.
    • Shelter Manager: Fill in a simulated name.
    • Phone: Fill in a simulated phone number.
    • Total Number of Sheltering Workers: Total number to include, all ARC volunteers, County workers, NG personnel working at the shelter, MRC volunteers, Humane Society volunteers, shelter radio operators, to include # of Disaster Health Services workers and # of Disaster Mental Health workers in the shelter (Note: in a real-world situation, all the above categories may not be represented. For this exercise, we suggest you use all.
    • # Disaster Health Services: Simulate the number, 0 or 1; in reality, most hurricane evacuation shelters may not have a Disaster Health Services worker (check with the Shelter Manager).
    • # Disaster Mental Health: Simulate the number, 0 or 1; in reality, most hurricane evacuation shelters may not have a Disaster Mental Health worker (check with the Shelter Manager).
    • SHELTER POPULATION: For the exercise, we will only fill the in the date for the 12 noon Count. Enter simulated numbers for the following categories:
      • Age 0-3 years old.
      • Age 4-7 years old.
      • Age 8-12 years old.
      • Age 13-18 years old.
      • Age 19-65 years old.
      • Age 65+ years old.
    • OPERATONAL REPORTING: Leave blank.
    • NOTES: Type/write in "THIS IS AN EXERCISE MESSAGE".
    • Preparer Name: The simulated Shelter Manager's Name used above.
    • Preparer Signature: /s/ Type/write in the simulated Shelter Manager's Name.
Second Message Completed Sample
  • HF Winlink and FLDIGI Frequencies

    Winlink Channels allocated for gateway and P2P. Stations please listen before transmitting!
    Gateway Channel Dial Frequency Center Frequency Comment
    NH6NN KH6ESK AH6QK 40-2300-1 7099.80 7101.30 Channel Spacing 2500 Hz
    KH6SF WH6FG 40-2300-2 7102.20 7103.70
             
    KH6SF 40-500-1 7105.00 7106.50 Channel Spacing 700 Hz
    NH6NN 40-500-2 7105.70 7107.20
    WH6FG 40-500-3 7106.40 7107.90
    KH6ESK 40-500-4 7107.10 7108.60
    AH6QK 40-500-5 7107.80 7109.30
             
    NH6NN 80-2399-2 3592.00 3593.50 Channel Spacing 2500 Hz
    AH6QK KH6NS 80-2300-1 3594.50 3596.00
    Hawaii P2P Hubs
    Station Call P2P Dial Frequency Modes
    KH6FHI 3584.00 FLDIGI, VARA 500/2300
    7110.00 FLDIGI, VARA 500/2300
    • ZOOM session for Tech Support and After Action Discussion (starting 8:30 am HST)

      For those who would like to discuss Winlink setup during the SET, a ZOOM session will be open. The host will be Oliver Dully (K6OLI), a member of the Winlink Development Support team, who has extensive experience in Winlink training, support and in conducting exercises. Participants are welcome to join, anytime during the SET for help with any hardware or software issues or just to discuss the exercise and trade experiences with others. This is a chance to ask questions about any adhoc Winlink topic. Time permitting, it might cover these, if there is interest.
      • Use of Winlink activity map
      • The map of active Hawaii Winlink gateways
      • Use of Winlink tactical call signs
      • Entering latitude/longitude station position into Winlink map
      • Keeping Winlink channel list up-to-date
      • Use of "forward without change" messages
      • How to send a P2P message
      Click here to join the session during the 2020 SET. Meeting ID: 268 577 4435 Passcode: 778738
    •  

Aloha,
KH6FHI



VARA FM VIdeo

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkfLBezxRXs

Setting up VARA FM using a RA-25, FT-8800R radio and windows Computer. Internal adjustments to the RA-25 to get ALC correct but have issues with Speaker Levels internal to the computer. I was able to connect to local FM stations and pass and receive Emails.
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General Membership Meeting - Tue, 09/15/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Passcode: 069890

Special Guest AH2EJ Shane Callaghan
Amateur Radio alive and well on Guam - Hafa adai


General Membership Meeting - Tue, 09/15/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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General Membership Meeting - Tue, 09/15/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Event: General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, 15 September 2020 #cal-invite

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Description:
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Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 069890

Special Guest AH2EJ Shane Callaghan
Amateur Radio alive and well on Guam - Hafa adai


Emergency Amateur Radio Club General Elections

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

To: EARC Membership All

Aloha All,
The nomination for EARC Board of Directors is now open.  Please submit your candidate for the following:  All positions are open.  Incumbent is in the brackets.

President (1)  [Steve Kawamae - KH6WG]
Vice President (1)  [Darrell Omuro - KH6HT]
Secretary (1)  [Joe Tabrah - KH6FHI]
Treasurer (1)  [Keith Higa - WH7GG]

General (5)  [Ralph Miranda - WH7PD, Bernard Yuen - KH6MOI, Heather Flewelling - AH7RF, Peter Matsunaga - KH6DK and Garret Larson - WH6GL]


Aloha & 73,
de KH6WG


146.800 Repeater Video

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 


FCC Application Fee Proposal Proceeding is Open for Comments

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

This post contains information for each and every ham to think about and the opportunity to send in your commends to the FCC.

Whether you are for or against paying this fee you can be heard by using the link below.
Subject: ARLB021 FCC Application Fee Proposal Proceeding is Open for Comments

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB021
ARLB021 FCC Application Fee Proposal Proceeding is Open for Comments

ZCZC AG21
QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 21 ARLB021
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT September 3, 2020
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB021
ARLB021 FCC Application Fee Proposal Proceeding is Open for Comments

Comments are being accepted on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD Docket 20-270, which proposes application fees for radio amateurs. Formal deadlines for comments and reply comments will be determined once the NPRM appears in the Federal Register.
Comments may be filed now, however, by using the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), located at, https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings , and posting to MD Docket No. 20-270. The docket is already open for accepting comments, even though deadlines have not yet been set.
The NPRM can be found online in PDF format at, https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-116A1.pdf .
NNNN
/EX


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General Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings - Tue, 08/18/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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When: Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

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Descripti
Organizer: skawamae kawamae
Alan KH6TU will talk about Hawaii QSO Party coming
up 8/22 - 8/24 2020

Stan AH6KO will talk about Grid Madness on 9/20


 
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September Ham Radio Hawaii Newsletter

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

It will be posted on Facebook and the website. If you want to receive the October edition please send me an email and I will add  you to the distro list. Since this is not an EARC specific newsletter it won't be emailed on here after September.


General Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings - Tue, 08/18/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Description:

Descripti
Organizer: skawamae kawamae
Alan KH6TU will talk about Hawaii QSO Party coming
up 8/22 - 8/24 2020

Stan AH6KO will talk about Grid Madness on 9/20


 
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General Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings - Tue, 08/18/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Descripti
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Alan KH6TU will talk about Hawaii QSO Party coming
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Stan AH6KO will talk about Grid Madness on 9/20


 
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Event: General Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings - Tuesday, 18 August 2020 #cal-invite

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Where:
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Description:

Descripti
Organizer: skawamae kawamae
Alan KH6TU will talk about Hawaii QSO Party coming
up 8/22 - 8/24 2020

Stan AH6KO will talk about Grid Madness on 9/20


 
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Re: QSO on Satellite for HI

WH6OHM Kevin Brammer
 

All,

I'd like to experiment with satellites and help Dr. Sims out. Any chance someone has a Yaesu FT-847 on-island? It's a SSB V/U bird, not FM, so my equipment won't quite work.

Kevin
WH6OHM


Amateur Radio license video exams over Internet

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

For your information:
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: ARRL Members Only Web site <memberlist@...>
Date: Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 3:10 PM
Subject: Amateur Radio license video exams over Internet
To: <joetabrah@...>


Aloha,

The Hawaii team providing video supervised Internet Amateur Radio
licensing exams just passed the 100-candidate mark on August 10th with a
session testing ten candidates simultaneously. Candidates from all
Hawaiian Islands, Puerto Rico,  Guam and US military bases in Okinawa
have had an opportunity to sit for licenses.  The high pass rate of 95%
is most likely due to candidates having time to prepare for the exam.

Success is due to the team of volunteer examiners that contribute their
time. ZOOM meeting video lends itself to handling three candidates per
session and each requires three VEs.  The 1 to 1 ratio of candidates to
VEs makes planning sessions important.  Fortunately, the team of 15 VEs
has volunteers from Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, California, and the
Pacific.  Frequently hams from, Okinawa and Guam are helping license and
upgrade hams in Hawaii.

It looks like testing opportunities for Hawaii residents will continue
to be needed for a while longer. Please pass on the word that remote
video testing is available and all are welcome to register for a test at


     http://hameducation.org/register

For information on how tests are conducted click on the link at,

     https://tinyurl.com/y5sdcf52

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