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Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 02/18/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

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

Where:Fleet Reserve Assn, Branch 46. 894 Valkenburg St. Honolulu 96819

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Description: Monthly General Membership Meeting


HDOH Novel Coronavirus Update

WH6ERV lynn b
 

Good morning,

HDOH sent this information yesterday:

As the new coronavirus has been headlining the news recently, we’d like to remind everyone that there are NO cases in Hawaii at this time. Though the immediate health risk in Hawaii is low, we recognize the seriousness of the situation and are working diligently with the county and federal officials around the clock. We anticipate that at some point there may be a case identified in Hawaii and the department is continually updating information as the situation evolves and federal directives change.  We urge everyone to learn about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by staying informed with credible sources, such as the Department of Health’s website.

Please take a moment to review and feel free to point others to the Department of Health’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/files/2020/01/2019_nCoV_FAQ.pdf

Additional information and resources are available at the DOH website at www.health.hawaii.gov. Click on the coronavirus banner to visit:https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available at www.cdc.gov/ncov

Aloha United Way is also available at 211 from anywhere in Hawaii, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for information and referral services as indicated on the attached flier.

Additional recommended links:


Great Aloha Run 2020

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

To: EARC All,
Great Aloha Run 2020

If you have not yet done so, please contact Jona Funakura jfunakura@... or call her cell at 735-5046 to volunteer to assist at the Great Aloha Run, 2020.  Turn out and help your community and promote amateur radio.  Time logged will go to the ARES Community Service hours.  Simple runner report by station, nothing fancy and so much less time than the Marathon.  Hope you can help!!

Aloha & 73
de KH6WG


January 29, 2020: NEWS RELEASE: DOH prepares for 2019 novel coronavirus

WH6ERV lynn b
 


From: DOH.dirclerk <DOH.dirclerk@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:50 AM
Subject: NEWS RELEASE: DOH prepares for 2019 novel coronavirus

 

Attention all DOH employees, the following is provided for your information and sharing. You are encouraged to send out this information widely to all community partners, and others that may be interested in DOH activities. E-mail administrators please distribute. This e-mail address does not reply to inquiries.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

BRUCE ANDERSON, PhD
DIRECTOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 29, 2020                                                                            20-008

                

Hawai‘i Department of Health Prepares for

2019 novel coronavirus

 

HONOLULU – Although the risk to the general public is low, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively prepare for possible cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Last week, the DOH alerted the medical community and information for healthcare providers has been posted at www.health.hawaii.gov.

 

Currently, there are no cases of 2019-nCoV identified in Hawai‘i and the risk to the general public is low. The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China and currently there are more than 6,000 cases confirmed in China and at least 17 countries. This includes 132 deaths in China. There have been at least 5 cases in the U.S. of people who traveled to Wuhan or other areas in China and no evidence of person to person spread of the virus in the U.S.

 

“The Hawai‘i Department of Health is working closely with our emergency response network to put proactive measures in place to protect our residents and visitors,” said Health Director Bruce Anderson. “Because Hawai‘i is a major travel destination, planning and preparing for possible outbreaks is an ongoing activity. The emergence of the 2019 coronavirus in Wuhan and its potential to spread to areas outside of China poses an increased threat to travelers and Hawai‘i residents and we’ve ramped up our efforts.”

 

“We are advising people not to travel to China at this time,” said Anderson. “Various areas in China have been placed under quarantine by the Chinese government, and travel within the country is either completely prohibited or significantly curtailed to prevent the spread of this disease.” 

 

To date, the DOH has taken the following actions:

  • Issued a Medical Advisory on Jan. 21, 2020 to ensure healthcare providers are aware of the situation, understand response urgency to report potential cases to DOH immediately, conduct specimen collection and infection control measures;

 

  • Continually updating DOH website to provide information as it evolves:

 https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/

 

  • Monitoring our respiratory disease surveillance system to ensure Hawai‘i is prepared should a person potentially exposed or infected with 2019-nCoV be identified;

 

  • Collaborating and frequently communicating with CDC, other state health departments, and state public health partners (e.g., EMS/first responders, airport personnel, infection control partners) to closely monitor the situation nationally and internationally; 
  • Working with healthcare facilities to ensure hospitals and healthcare providers are up to date on infection control recommendations and patient assessment in the event they encounter a person potentially infected with 2019-nCoV; and
  • Communicating regularly with travel partners, public and private, to ensure the latest CDC guidance and information is being shared with all relevant personnel.

Yesterday, the CDC reported that active airport screening of all incoming passengers from Wuhan, China is being expanded from five major U.S. airports (SFO, LAX, JFK, ATL, and ORD) to all 20 U.S. airports with CDC quarantine stations. The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu is one of the 20 airports nationwide with a quarantine station under federal authority, specifically CDC and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

 

People who have become sick after travel to China, particularly Hubei Province are advised to do the following:

  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Stay home. Except for seeking medical care, avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with clean soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

 

“We investigate all reports of persons with potential 2019 novel coronavirus infection to quickly identify persons with likely infection as well as those who may have been exposed to them,” said Dr. Sarah Park, State Epidemiologist. “Lab testing to confirm this infection is conducted at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the only U.S. laboratory that can conduct testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus at this time.” 

 

DOH also recommends that everyone get vaccinated for influenza (“the flu”) to reduce the number of flu cases in Hawai‘i clinics and hospitals. This will help reduce confusion as persons with influenza will have signs and symptoms like 2019-nCoV. DOH strongly recommends that residents six months and older protect themselves against flu by receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination.

 

DOH has extensive protocols in place for infectious disease outbreak control and prevention activities. The department works with federal, state, county, private, and non-profit organizations statewide on preparedness activities and prevention measures continually, this includes exercises and drills with EMS, hospitals, HI-EMA, Medical Reserve Corps, law enforcement, and other partners. For more information on public health preparedness activities in Hawai‘i visit https://health.hawaii.gov/prepare/about-us/office-of-public-health-preparedness/

For information on the 2019-nCoV outbreak, including information for clinicians and public health professionals, visit the following websites.

 

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Additional Novel Coronavirus

WH6ERV lynn b
 

Good afternoon, 

In  case you missed the official press conference today at 1330, please visit http://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/01/29/hawaii-department-of-health-prepares-for-2019-novel-coronavirus/ for more information.  

Lynn
WH6ERV


Additional Information about Novel Coronavirus 2019

WH6ERV lynn b
 

Thank you to KH6WG for forwarding our HDOH advisory about Novel Coronavirus 2019 to the EARC group account.  Here is some additional information:

I have been getting texts and emails from people asking whether they should wear N95 masks, N100 masks, and goggles.  This is not recommended by the CDC or HDOH.  Caregivers who are in frequent contact with sick people are advised to wear surgical masks.  Our toxicologist has told me that the N95 masks are no more protective than surgical masks when preventing the spread of a virus.   Additionally, we are still learning how this virus is transmitted.

It is important to get information from authorized sources. Our state's Public Health Preparedness Branch advises people with questions about the Novel Coronavirus to  visit our HDOH website, https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/  and the CDC website,  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for the latest and most accurate information.

If anyone has additional questions about Coronavirus, feel free to email me at lynn.bailey@... or sk1tter@....  I will follow up with the experts and try to find the information you need.

Regards,
Lynn Bailey
WH6ERV


HDOH email concerning Novel Coronavirus

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 


To EARCHI All,
Forwarding from the Department of Health

 

Attention all DOH employees, the following is provided for your information and sharing. You are encouraged to send out this information widely to all community partners, and others that may be interested in DOH activities. E-mail administrators please distribute. This e-mail address does not reply to inquiries.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

 

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

                                  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 21, 2020                                                                                                                                          20-006       

 

Hawai‘i Department of Health provides guidance

to healthcare providers

for 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China

Everyone is advised to get a flu vaccination

 

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is advising physicians statewide to be alert for patients who have travelled from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The department sent out a detailed medical advisory to healthcare providers today on reporting, testing, specimen collection, and interim healthcare infection control recommendations for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Providers are advised to notify the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division immediately if a patient meets the case criteria.

 

The DOH is also advising everyone (six months of age or older) and especially those who travel to receive a flu vaccination. Dr. Sarah Park, state epidemiologist, said, “With the current flu activity, there will likely be crossover in clinical presentation so the more people vaccinated against flu, the more helpful that will be.”

 

The DOH is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019-nCoV occurring in China and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to issuing a Medical Advisory today to ensure all clinical providers are informed, the DOH is coordinating with Emergency Medical Service personnel/first responders, the Department of Transportation, and infection control partners in medical facilities throughout the state. DOH is also monitoring its well-established respiratory surveillance network which reviews flu activity in the state. Online resources for the 2019-nCoV are posted at https://health.hawaii.gov/prepare/cdc-issues-warning-about-pneumonia-cases-in-wuhan-china-caused-by-novel-coronavirus/.

 

An outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China has been developing since December 2019. This outbreak now includes more than 300 confirmed infections and several deaths in China with confirmed cases also in Thailand, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United States (one case in Washington State). While human-to-human transmission appears limited, the situation continues to evolve. Nearly all travelers from China enter the state from other U.S. or international ports of entry that are being monitored.

 

If you have traveled to Wuhan and feel sick, you should do the following:

  1. Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  2. Stay home. Except for seeking medical care, avoid contact with others.
  3. Not travel while sick.
  4. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  5. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

For more information, including information for clinicians and public health professionals, please go to the following CDC and WHO webpages:

  1. wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/novel-coronavirus-china
  2. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/novel-coronavirus-2019.html
  3. www.who.int/csr/don/05-january-2020-pneumonia-of-unkown-cause-china/en/

 

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General Membership Meeting - Tue, 01/21/2020 #cal-notice

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General Membership Meeting

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

Where:
Fleet Reserve Assn, Branch 46. 894 Valkenburg St. Honolulu 96819

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Topics - FCC 40M/80M petition
Antenna propagation video - time permitting


GROL examiners here

KH6WM Warren Munro
 

All:

Studying for and taking the GROL (General Commercial Radio Operator) test to acquire the commercial GROL license is a worthy effort for any amateur interested in increasing their radio/electronics knowledge. The GROL replaced a series of commercial radio operator licenses and is a lifetime (no renewal) license.

One current tester (as of a year or so ago) was the Pacific Maritime Academy whose main business is Coast Guard license training and testing.  Another source is via Elkins (check the Web) license prep who said they had someone here but had not utilized lately.

When I passed the GROL years ago, testing was being done by much-lamented Richard LaChance of StarComm Radio. Later, Lee Wical (may he not rest in peace) was a commercial examiner for W5YI.

The W5YI GROL book is excellent, has been revised fairly recently.  W5YI had another person here, but moved to mainland. May have another one by now.

73

Warren. KH6WM


Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 01/21/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

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

Where:Fleet Reserve Assn, Branch 46. 894 Valkenburg St. Honolulu 96819

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Organizer: skawamae@...

Description: Monthly General Membership Meeting
Topics - FCC 40M/80M petition
Antenna propagation video - time permitting


FCC testing

WH7GG Keith Higa
 

Hi EARC,
Can anyone assist Kevin?

Thanks,
Keith WH7GG

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kevin Mullins <jubei4769@...>
Date: Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Subject: FCC testing
To: <keith.higa@...>



Keith,

Is there any place on Oahu that administers the FCC GROL exam? I looked on the fcc site but didn’t see anything then came across this site.

Thank you for your help,

Kevin


Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 01/21/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

main@earchi.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: General Membership Meeting

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

Where:Fleet Reserve Assn, Branch 46. 894 Valkenburg St. Honolulu 96819

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Organizer: skawamae@...

Description: Monthly General Membership Meeting
Topics - FCC 40M/80M petition
Antenna propagation video - time permitting


Petition to FCC regarding 40M and 80M

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

To EARC members all,
The Amateur Radio community wishes to submit the attached petition to the FCC for changes in the 40M and 80M bands.  It is of high importance for those who do EMCOMM functions on these bands.  I'd like to get a feeling for the stance of the EARC.  Please email me directly.  Thanks in advance.

de KH6WG


Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 01/21/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

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

Where:Fleet Reserve Assn, Branch 46. 894 Valkenburg St. Honolulu 96819

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Organizer: skawamae@...

Description: Monthly General Membership Meeting


Headset

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 


Anyone willing to take a stab at checking these out to see if they work?

============================

Drake Melton <melton.drake@...>

Sat, Jan 4, 2:54 PM (2 days ago)
to me
Hello, my name is Drake Melton. My Father is huge into HAM Radios. I got my hands onto a military tanker helmet. Which includes a headset. I was wondering if you knew someone who could help me fix it up? I’m trying to see if it works or can find someone to help make it work. So I could give it to my father.

If you’d like to contact me my phone number is +18129724928. Thank you for your time! Have a good day!
====================================


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Drake Melton <melton.drake@...>
Date: Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Subject: Headset
To: Skawamae <skawamae@...>


This is a picture of the headset. I’m located at schofield barracks on Oahu.





Re: [Special] [earchi] Online membership application and renewals

wayne kh6in
 

It is simply a note that the new form is online and available to use!


On Mon, Jan 6, 2020, 15:59 WH6C Gary Fuchigami via Groups.Io <wh6c=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Wayne,
I already did my renewal on some page that might have been old, but the payment went through Paypal so you should've gotten my renewal funds. Thanks & 73!

"Better to have a gun and NOT need it than to NEED a gun and NOT have it!"
--Gary


On Monday, January 6, 2020, 1:51:59 PM HST, wayne kh6in <wgreenhi@...> wrote:


The new Online Membership application is online at the website www.earchi.org and is available for New, Renewals and updates.
Mahalo.


Re: [Special] [earchi] Online membership application and renewals

WH6C Gary Fuchigami
 

Hi Wayne,
I already did my renewal on some page that might have been old, but the payment went through Paypal so you should've gotten my renewal funds. Thanks & 73!

"Better to have a gun and NOT need it than to NEED a gun and NOT have it!"
--Gary


On Monday, January 6, 2020, 1:51:59 PM HST, wayne kh6in <wgreenhi@...> wrote:


The new Online Membership application is online at the website www.earchi.org and is available for New, Renewals and updates.
Mahalo.


Re: [Special] [earchi] Online membership application and renewals

wayne kh6in
 

Reminder, when using the form once submitted it will generate an email to you with the link for online payments usually within a few minutes.  If you don’t see it in your regular mail it may have landed in your spam mailbox.

 

Mahalo.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: wayne kh6in via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 6, 2020 1:51 PM
To: main@earchi.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [earchi] Online membership application and renewals

 

The new Online Membership application is online at the website www.earchi.org and is available for New, Renewals and updates.
Mahalo.

 


Online membership application and renewals

wayne kh6in
 

The new Online Membership application is online at the website www.earchi.org and is available for New, Renewals and updates.
Mahalo.


EARC General Membership Meeting - January 21, 2020

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

EARC Membership All,
Happy New Year 2020!!  Reminder that our first General Membership meeting of 2020 is in three weeks at the FRA.  Yup, we have the FRA for 2020!!  

If anyone has a topic they would like to share, we are open for presenters.  Or if you have something new for Christmas maybe?  Show and tell is always welcome.  Looking forward to seeing you all there with our new Board of Directors.

Aloha,
de KH6WG