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Go Kit Challenge

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

What is a go Kit? Well it is what ever you use to get on the air in the event of an emergency, but most people say it is portable. So that can be a hand held with extra batteries or a way to charge the batteries. A better antenna than a rubber duck is preferred but on an Island may not be necessary. It does not have to be HF capable but that would be good.

Your go kit can be in your vehicle or a portable set up.

Come out to check out what others have done for Go Kits, get ideas, talk about what worked and what didn't, where they got the parts to build it or where did they buy it from. Ask for help or just get ideas.

Show off your vehicle installation and antennas!

Should be a fun and educational event.

Prizes maybe included for best kits.

This Saturday, 4 May 2019, 0900 (0830 set up) to 12 at the Kapolei Skate Park.

Kapolei Skate Park, 1077 Manawai St. Kapolei, HI 96707

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Stacy
KH6OWL



General Class Upgrade Internet Class

AH0A Joe S.
 

With a lot of “strong encouragement” from Joe (KH6FGI), we decided to try a rushed Internet course for General upgrade.  (if there is interest).

For those that would like to upgrade to General class before the question pool changes on July 1st  2019, EARC will hold an Internet class based on the ZOOM conference software.

The course will be based on the Hamedication.org instruction material, based on the current ARRL General Class License manual used with EARC classes taught on Oahu.

                http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-General-Class-License-Manual-Spiral-Bound/

Because only two months remain before the question pool changes, the schedule for the five 2-hour sessions is compressed:

 

Date and time

ARRL Manual Chapters

Questions

 

5/8 (Wed) - 7 to 9 pm

Chapters 2 and 3

99

Procedures and Practices; Rules and Regulations

5/11 (Sat) - 7 to 9 pm

Chapter 4

117

Components and Circuits

5/13 (Mon) - 7 to 9 pm

Chapter 5

78

Radio Signals and Equipment

5/15 (Wed) - 7 to 9 pm

Chapters 6 and 9

62

Communication Modes and; RF Safety

5/18 (Sat) - 7 to 9 pm

Chapters 7 and 8

106

Antennas and Propagation;

 

 

462

 

 

EARC instructors Steve (KH6WG), Joe (KH6FHI) and Joe (AH0A) will be participating in this experiment using Internet to teach classes.

We will accept five students who have time to participate. Students should have a PC with a large screen to view course material displayed.  PC audio (microphone and speaker) is preferred, although phone audio is available. Contact me or Joe (KH6FHI) if you would like to test your computer and Internet connection with the ZOOM software,

To register send an email to ah0a@...

Registered students will be sent logon information by email.

The exam will be held at the next EARC meeting at the Aiea Public Library, 5/21 at 6:30 pm.

Aloha es 73 de Joe/AH0A

 

 


Ham Radio Go Kit Challenge

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

What: Go-kit Challenge

 

When: Date / Time: May 4th, 2019; 0900 to 11:30 (Set up 08: 30)

 

Where: 1077 Manawai St, Kapolei, HI 96707 (Kapolei Skate Park)

 

Why: First and foremost, this event is intended to be fun and educational. The competition is just for fun and the real prize is the bragging rights. There will be some small awards, but don’t get too excited. Judging will take place between 10 AM and 11 AM.  Your go kit must be able to power on in order to be chosen as a finalist. You can still bring it and show it off but cannot be chosen as a finalist.  Battery, Sun, Wind, you name it, as long as it can power on, you will be in the mix. You can also show off your car-mounted radios, which will be a different category.

 

Participants are required to provide their own power, snacks, and entertainment.


Remember when you must deploy with your go-kit you may be expected to provide for your own needs and sustenance for up to 72-hours.

 

You don’t need to bring a 72-hour kit, but bring enough to survive until the event is over.

 

Your kit could be judged on the following:

 

Go Kit: (Non Vehicle Mounted)

Capability: UHF/VHF, Digital, Winlink, HF, the more the better.

Frequency usage: How bands can you go on?

Power Type: Solar, Wind, Battery, Generator, Electrical Hook up.

Weight: The lighter the better, you have to tell us the weight.

How is it all put together? What container holds the set up.

Bonus points for out of the box thinking.

 

Vehicle Mounted:

Quality of mounting

Cables and wires hidden

Unique ways to mount

Capability: UHF/VHF, Digital, Winlink, HF, the more the better.

Antenna Mounting

Frequency usage: How bands can you go on?

Bonus points for out of the box thinking.

 

Share with others what you built or what you purchased and how you set it up. What worked and what didn't so others can build or purchase. This will make us better at what we do, please share as widely as possible.






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Stacy
KH6OWL



confirmation

KH6GMB Ed Stanwood
 

ekstan@...


Ham Radio Go Kit Challenge

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

The location was finally approved and the event is back on.

The location was finally approved and the event is back on.

 

Ham Radio Go Kit Challenge

 

What: Go-kit Challenge

 

When: Date / Time: May 4th, 2019; 0900 to 11:30 (Set up 08: 30)

 

Where: 1077 Manawai St, Kapolei, HI 96707 (Kapolei Skate Park)

 

Why: First and foremost, this event is intended to be fun and educational. The competition is just for fun and the real prize is the bragging rights. There will be some small awards, but don’t get too excited. Judging will take place between 10 AM and 11 AM.  Your go kit must be able to power on in order to be chosen as a finalist. You can still bring it and show it off but cannot be chosen as a finalist.  Battery, Sun, Wind, you name it, as long as it can power on, you will be in the mix. You can also show off your car-mounted radios, which will be a different category.

 

Participants are required to provide their own power, snacks, and entertainment.


Remember when you must deploy with your go-kit you may be expected to provide for your own needs and sustenance for up to 72-hours.

 

You don’t need to bring a 72-hour kit, but bring enough to survive until the event is over.

 

Your kit could be judged on the following:

 

Go Kit: (Non Vehicle Mounted)

Capability: UHF/VHF, Digital, Winlink, HF, the more the better.

Frequency usage: How bands can you go on?

Power Type: Solar, Wind, Battery, Generator, Electrical Hook up.

Weight: The lighter the better, you have to tell us the weight.

How is it all put together? What container holds the set up.

Bonus points for out of the box thinking.

 

Vehicle Mounted:

Quality of mounting

Cables and wires hidden

Unique ways to mount

Capability: UHF/VHF, Digital, Winlink, HF, the more the better.

Antenna Mounting

Frequency usage: How bands can you go on?

Bonus points for out of the box thinking.

 

--
Stacy
KH6OWL



General Membership Meeting - Tue, 04/16/2019 #cal-notice

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General Membership Meeting

When:
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
Fleet Reserve Branch 46, 891 Valkenberg

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
Monthly General Membership Meeting


General Membership Meeting - Tue, 04/16/2019 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
General Membership Meeting

When:
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
Fleet Reserve Branch 46, 891 Valkenberg

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
Monthly General Membership Meeting

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General Membership Meeting - Tue, 04/16/2019 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
General Membership Meeting

When:
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
TBD

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
Monthly General Membership Meeting

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Show and Tell your DF Experience from the Fox Hunt

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All,
Please show and tell your antennas and/or your experience from the Fox Hunt.  

Aloha,
de KH6WG 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Yaesu FT-1500m

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

I think I have somewhere a donated vhf single band radio.  Does it have to be a 1500?  

de KH6WG

On Wed, Apr 3, 2019, 6:13 PM joe Tabrah <joetabrah@...> wrote:
Looking to purchase a working Yaesu FT-1500m for use as a packet and winlink gateway in Kakaako.  Please call Joe, KH6FHI 808 386 4489 if you have or know of one for sale.  Thank you.


Re: Yaesu FT-1500m

KH6EN Raleigh Ferdun
 

There’s one on Ebay $150

 

From: main@earchi.groups.io <main@earchi.groups.io> On Behalf Of joe Tabrah
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:14 PM
To: main@earchi.groups.io
Subject: [earchi] Yaesu FT-1500m

 

Looking to purchase a working Yaesu FT-1500m for use as a packet and winlink gateway in Kakaako.  Please call Joe, KH6FHI 808 386 4489 if you have or know of one for sale.  Thank you.


Yaesu FT-1500m

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

Looking to purchase a working Yaesu FT-1500m for use as a packet and winlink gateway in Kakaako.  Please call Joe, KH6FHI 808 386 4489 if you have or know of one for sale.  Thank you.


April 16 GM Meeting FRA Branch 46 7p

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

EARC General Membership Meeting
Tuesday April 16
Testing 6p
Meeting 7p

Please park in overflow parking across the street


Amateur Radio Go-kit Challenge

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

What: Go-kit Challenge

When: Date / Time: Saturday, May 4, 2019 0900 Hrs. to 1130 Hrs.

Where: Kapolei Skate Park, 1077 Manawai St, Kapolei, HI  96707

Why: First and foremost, this event is intended to be fun and educational. The competition is just for fun and the real prize is the bragging rights. There will be some small awards, but don’t get too excited. Judging will take place between 10 AM and 11 AM.  Your go kit must be able to power on in order to be chosen as a finalist. You can still bring it and show it off but cannot be chosen as a finalist.  Battery, Sun, Wind, you name it, as long as it can power on, you will be in the mix. You can also show off your car-mounted radios, which will be a different category.

Participants are required to provide their own power, snacks, and entertainment.

 

Remember when you must deploy with your go-kit you may be expected to provide for your own needs and sustenance for up to 72-hours.

 

You don’t need to bring a 72-hour kit, but bring enough to survive until the event is over.

 

Your kit could be judged on the following:

 

Go Kit:

Capability: UHF/VHF, Digital, Winlink, HF, the more the better.

Frequency usage: How bands can you go on?

Power Type: Solar, Wind, Battery, Generator, Electrical Hook up.

Weight: The lighter the better, you have to tell us the weight.

How is it all put together? What container holds the set up.

Extra Hand-Mics

Extra Fuses

Bonus points for out of the box thinking.

 

Vehicle Mounted:
Quality of mounting

Cables and wires hidden

Unique ways to mount

Capability: UHF/VHF, Digital, Winlink, HF, the more the better.

Antenna Mounting

Extra Hand-Mics

Extra Fuses

Frequency usage: How bands can you go on?

Bonus points for out of the box

thinking.

 


Free and open to the public.
--
Stacy
KH6OWL



Go-kit Challenge

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

What: Go-kit Challenge

When: Date / Time: Saturday, May 4, 2019 0900 Hrs. to 1130 Hrs.

Where: Kapolei Skate Park, 1077 Manawai St, Kapolei, HI  96707

Why: First and foremost, this event is intended to be fun and educational. The competition is just for fun and the real prize is the bragging rights. There will be some small awards, but don’t get too excited. Judging will take place between 10 AM and 11 AM.  Your go kit must be able to power on in order to be chosen as a finalist. You can still bring it and show it off but cannot be chosen as a finalist.  Battery, Sun, Wind, you name it, as long as it can power on, you will be in the mix. You can also show off your car-mounted radios, which will be a different category.

Participants are required to provide their own power, snacks, and entertainment.

 

Remember when you must deploy with your go-kit you may be expected to provide for your own needs and sustenance for up to 72-hours.

 

You don’t need to bring a 72-hour kit, but bring enough to survive until the event is over.

 

Your kit could be judged on the following:

 

Go Kit:

Capability: UHF/VHF, Digital, Winlink, HF, the more the better.

Frequency usage: How bands can you go on?

Power Type: Solar, Wind, Battery, Generator, Electrical Hook up.

Weight: The lighter the better, you have to tell us the weight.

How is it all put together? What container holds the set up.

Bonus points for out of the box thinking.

 

Vehicle Mounted:
Quality of mounting

Cables and wires hidden

Unique ways to mount

Capability: UHF/VHF, Digital, Winlink, HF, the more the better.

Antenna Mounting

Frequency usage: How bands can you go on?

Bonus points for out of the box thinking.

 

http://www.hamradiohawaii.com/gokitchallenge

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Stacy
KH6OWL


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Re: Fox Hunt !!

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

No idea


On Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 9:49 PM Claire Santos <csantosvolunteer@...> wrote:
Is this the one that RC Anderson has been polling on Facebook to see who’s interested?
I thought he ordered some working parts for us & was waiting to hear.
Please advise.
Thanks.

Aloha,
Claire
From my iPhone



Re: Fox Hunt !!

KH6YO Claire Santos
 

Is this the one that RC Anderson has been polling on Facebook to see who’s interested?
I thought he ordered some working parts for us & was waiting to hear.
Please advise.
Thanks.

Aloha,
Claire
From my iPhone


Fox Hunt !!

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

RDF guys.   Many have been wanting to try this for several years.  Now's your chance, thanks to Stacy.
April 7, 2019
3p to 5p
Meet at Kapolei Walmart Parking lot
Fox:146.52
Controller: 146.88 repeater

email Stacy:  kh6owl@... to sign up.

Aloha,
de KH6WG


Science Fair - Tuesday April 9, 2019 - 08:30 to 12:00 - Hawaii Convention Center

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Looking for individuals willing to review and judge Middle School and High School student science projects, related to Radio and RF.  PLMK ASAP if you are able to help with this effort.  This is the reason the EARC maintains the KH6IJ Scholarship fund.  The EARC donates monetary prizes to this event from the KH6IJ fund.  Thanks in advance.

de KH6WG

Virus-free. www.avg.com


It's not too late to renew your EARC membership for 2019

WH7GG Keith Higa
 

QST QST EARC,

I know a lot of you have been busy. Believe me, I know the feeling...I've had a very busy several months. How busy? You would think that as treasurer, I would be one of the first people to pay dues each year. I thought so too...until I checked my records and found that I had not paid my dues. I'm paid now and good for the rest of year.

I bring this up to say that it's not too late to renew your EARC membership. If it's slipped your mind, I totally understand. 

You can pay your dues via the EARC website by PayPal, mail your dues to PO Box 30315, Honolulu, HI 96820, or pay me in person at any EARC membership meeting. Of course, if you have any questions on your membership status, I would be more than happy to check for you; just ask. 

For the 86 members who have paid up this point, thanks so much for your continued support. I would like to get this number to 100 members by the end of the month, or at least until the next meeting in April.

As always, thank you for your support of the Emergency Amateur Radio Club and our mission to advance amateur radio in the islands.

Mahalo and 73,

Keith Higa
Treasurer/Membership Chair