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Hawaii Satellite Contacts for Field-Day 2019

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

If you want to try satellites for Field day here are some good passes. AO-91 and AO-92 are super easy. Let me know if I can help get you on the air.
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Stacy
KH6OWL



EARC General Membership Meetings June, July, August

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All,
There is no General Membership meeting in June in lieu of Field Day.  Hope to see you all there.  

As mentioned on the EARC Net, the July 16th and August 20th meetings will be held at Alva hScott Elementary., 98-1230 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 96701.  


Aloha,
de KH6WG


Upcoming Event: Field Day - Fri, 06/21/2019 10:00-12:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Field Day

When: Friday, 21 June 2019, 10:00 to 12:00, (GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:Kualoa Regional Park, Kaneohe HI

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Description: Annual Field Day event with the Koolau Amateur Radio Club
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See you there.


Exam Registrations page not functioning

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All,
In case you or someone you know is trying to register for a test session, the Hameducation form is not functioning at this time and there is a plan to mitigate the issue Monday evening.  Thanks for your patience.

Aloha,
de KH6WG


Cancelled Event: General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, 20 August 2019 #cal-cancelled

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Cancelled: General Membership Meeting

This event has been cancelled.

When:
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
TBD

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
Monthly General Membership Meeting


Cancelled Event: General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, 16 July 2019 #cal-cancelled

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Cancelled: General Membership Meeting

This event has been cancelled.

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

Where:
TBD

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
Monthly General Membership Meeting


June 2, 2019 SKYWARN “Simulated Hurricane” Net

AH6QO Kevin Bogan
 


Kevin, AH6QO
Cell: 808.778.4697
Other: (720) 235-8172


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kevin Bogan <kevin.bogan@...>
Date: Fri, May 31, 2019 at 1:42 PM
Subject: June 2, 2019 SKYWARN “Simulated Hurricane” Net
To: Chuck Malefyt <kh6dl.radio@...>
Cc: <NBEMS-HI@groups.io>, DEM RACES Yahoo Group <dem-races@...>, State RACES <races@...>, EARC <clubmembers@...>, OahuRACES <oahuraces@...>, PacSecares <pacsecares@...>, Jack Tsujimura <tsujimur@...>, Bart Aronoff <bart@...>, Raleigh Ferdun <rferdun@...>, Heather Flewelling <heather.flew@...>, Doug (KH6U) <kh6u@...>, Keith Higa <wh7gg@...>, Carter Davis <hazmathi@...>, Matt Glei <mattglei@...>, Skawamae Kawamae <skawamae@...>, Todd Wilson <hamsterradio13@...>, Creighton Pono <creighton.higa@...>, Joseph Tabrah <joetabrah@...>, Gerald Luke <g.luke1464@...>, Clem Jung <chmjung4@...>, Claire Santos <csantosvolunteer@...>, HSVOAD <hsvoad@...>, <HiCoAres@groups.io>, Joe Speroni <joe@...>, <khrc@groups.io>, Sean Fendt <sean@...>, Eric J. Grabowski <ejgrabowski@...>, Steven M. Milner <smilner@...>, richard bowen <rickbowen.pc@...>, Hawaii State VOAD <HawaiiStateVOAD@...>, Rick Ward <reward20a@...>, Joe Bardwell <joe@...>, Tad Miura <zssq@...>, Bob AH6J Schneider <ah6j@...>, Dewey Proietti <nh6m@...>, Randall Blake <rcblake@...>, WH6ECG Evan <wh6ecg@...>


To all,

The annual Makani Pahili “Simulated Hurricane” Net will be held Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

The purpose of the net is to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season and test the NWS Ham station, KH6SW.

We will be on the following DEM and State RACES repeaters as well as HF for voice and FLDigi for real world weather messages.  Please give your call sign, name, SKYWARN ID number (if you have one).  Keep  messages short with a few words.

We encourage those operators who can to send a Winlink report, please use the Hurricane Report template and include the word SIMULATED in the message.  For this exercise, please address your Winlink message to ah6qo@...

We can take 
  • "Real World Fair Weather Report" and 
  • "Simulated Severe Weather Report" 
for practice. 
  •  If you are giving a "Real World Weather Report" you can report it as where you are calling from, for example, "I’m in Kaimuki and it is sunny and 80 degrees."  Please keep it short.
  • You can simulate a "Severe Weather Report" using the criteria given by NWS Skywarn. https://www.weather.gov/hfo/skywarn

Skywarn will be focusing on the use of "metrics" and "impacts" in reporting.  For example, if you are reporting Heavy Rain, please report your measured rain rate such as 
".45 inches for fifteen minutes at 0945 HST in Hahaione Valley and continues."  This report indicates a rain rate that meets the criteria of one inch per hour. Indicate impacts, especially if you cannot measure it, for example, "ponding covering road at Keahole and Hawaii Kai Drive."

Please review criteria at https://www.weather.gov/hfo/skywarn

You can use one or all the following repeaters to call and/or send your FLDigi message:
- 146.760 no pl (Peacock Flat)
- 146.860 pl 88.5 (Maunakapu)
- 146.880 pl 88.5 (Diamond Head)
- 146.980 pl 88.5 (Downtown Honolulu)
- 146.680 pl 88.5 (Waimanalo Ridge)
- 444.350 pl 103.5 (Diamond Head, if linked in)
Also on:
- HF:  7.080 USB for voice & Fldigi

We encourage all licensed Amateur radio operator, whether you are a SKYWARN weather spotter or not, to participate.

Skywarn NCSs, if you wish to be at the NWS HFO Skywarn station to participate, 0800-1200 HST, June 2, 2019, please let me (AH6QO) know since the area can become cramped. The HF system has been worked on and improved. Parking is free.  0800 HST for prep, 0900 HST start.

Request widest distribution of this email.

Kevin, AH6QO
State SKYWARN Ham Coordinator     
Cell: 808.778.4697
Other: (720) 235-8172


Cancelled Event: General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, 18 June 2019 #cal-cancelled

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Cancelled: General Membership Meeting

This event has been cancelled.

When:
Tuesday, 18 June 2019
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
TBD

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
Monthly General Membership Meeting


EARC/KARC Field Day 2019

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Kualoa Regional Park
49-479 Kamehameha HwyKaneoheHI 96744 
Saturday June 22 8a to Sunday June 23 8a 

Setup Friday June 21 10a

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Ever wondered what HF was like?  Come on down!  We will have two HF stations, running side by side.  You'll have the opportunity to see what CW, HF Phone and Digtial modes are like.  If you're not licensed or haven't had the chance to upgrade to General Class, here's your opportunity.  You can work 3rd party communications using the Club Call Signs.

de KH6WG


Waianae Coast Emergency Preparedness Fair - FYI

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Wai`anae Mall, 86-120 Farrington Hwy. Wai`anae, HI 96792  
Saturday June 1st, 2019  9a - 1p

 
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Aloha,
de KH6WG


Open invitation for interested operators

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All
PleasE see Kimo's email.  Great oppoetunity.

de KH6WG

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kimo Chun <kimochun@...>
Date: Sat, May 18, 2019, 8:38 AM
Subject: Fwd: Open invitation for interested operators
To: Stephen Kawamae KH6WG <skawamae@...>


Steve,
Would you mind forwarding this to your EARC mail list if you think they'll be interested.
Thanks.
Kimo


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kimo Chun <kimochun@...>
Date: Sat, May 18, 2019 at 8:36 AM
Subject: Open invitation for interested operators
To: KARC Membership <members@...>, <hamradiohawaii@...>


Hi Hawaii Hams,

I am looking for people interested in finding out more about Amateur Radio High Frequency Contesting. I help maintain and manage one of the preeminent HF stations in Hawaii, KH6YY, which is the personal station of Alex, KH6YY. A group of us regularly participate in several radio contests each year in different categories, mostly Multiple Transmitter - Multiple Operator (aka mulit-multi) and Mult-Two, and lastly Multi-Single. Single Operator- Single Band efforts are sometimes done with individuals doing their own band at the same time from the station under their own call signs.

Next weekend a major worldwide contest known as CQ WPX CW is being held. I am open to host people interested in finding out more about worldwide HF radio contesting next Saturday, May 25. Likely mid-morning to lunch time or thereafter.

If you want to know more about this aspect of the hobby that can help you to learn technical skills and become a better operator, please let me know and join me and Doug, KH6U,  for a demonstration.

It is an International Morse Code contest but the principles are the same with a few differences. We shall make some contacts to show how it is done. If you know Morse Code it is a plus but not necessary for this demonstration.

Contact me by email ASAP. Space may be limited. The details will be forwarded later. Alex's home and station is on the North Shore above Waimea Bay, aka Pupukea. Even if you aren't sure but have questions please contact me anyway. Younger people are also welcome (preferably in middle school or older so they might understand things better).

73, Kimo Chun  KH7U


Hurrican Season 2019

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Forecaster predicting 5 - 8 Tropical Cyclones this season

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/22/breaking-news/live-stream-noaa-announces-outlook-for-2019-central-pacific-hurricane-season/  

As discussed last night, be prepared and aware.

It was really great seeing so many last night.  Nice venue too.  I hope we can do it again.

Aloha,
de KH6WG


General Membership Meeting - Tue, 05/21/2019 #cal-notice

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General Membership Meeting

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

Where:
Aiea Public Library - 99-374 Pohai Place, 96701

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
Monthly General Membership Meeting


Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 05/21/2019 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

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

Where:Aiea Public Library - 99-374 Pohai Place, 96701

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Description: Monthly General Membership Meeting


Amateur Radio/HAM Skywarn Training Schedule for May/June at NWS Honolulu Forecast Office

AH6QO Kevin Bogan
 

To: ARES, EARC, HARC, KARC, Pacific Section

The National Weather Service (NWS) will be presenting the Skywarn training for Amateur Radio/HAM on two dates.
  • 5/30/19, Thursday, 6:00 PM in the conference room.
  • 6/16/19, Sunday, 2:00 PM in the conference room.  Sunday parking is free.
  • Seating is limited, first come, first served. There is no charge for the training.
  • First time participants will be accepted first, then those people on the waiting list who have not taken it within three years will be taken.
  • Please email me (kevin.bogan@...) to register or ask questions.
  • Please specify your name, amateur radio callsign, the date and time you have selected for training and the last time you took Skywarn training in Honolulu.
  • Car pooling is encouraged. Thursday parking may incur a charge.
  • Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time to sign in.
  • This is a Federal facility.  Please be prepared to show a photo ID if asked.
  • Talk-in freq is 146.520 MHz.
 
Neighbor islands will be arranged separately.

Kevin Bogan, AH6QO
Amateur Radio/HAM Skywarn coordinator for Hawaii
Cell: 808.778.4697
Other: (720) 235-8172


Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 05/21/2019 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

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

Where:Aiea Public Library - 99-374 Pohai Place, 96701

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Description: Monthly General Membership Meeting


Re: Oahu Go Kit Challenge

KH6YO Claire Santos
 

Big Mahalo to Stacy (OWL) for stepping-up and designing challenging, fun & inclusive events for all hams, new & experienced, to come together, share knowledge & ideas - and just talk story. You’re making a difference in the community, Stacy.

Aloha,
Claire KH6YO
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Oahu Go Kit Challenge

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

The go kit challenge was held at the Kapolei Skate Park on May 4th from 8:30 AM to 12 PM and 12 operators were in attendance.


Thanks to all those who supported the event. We had a great time!


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Stacy
KH6OWL



Field Day 2019

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Aloha EARC Members,
FD 2019 is just around the corner, June 22 - 23.  We setup on Friday, the 21st.  Potluck Saturday dinner.  PLMK if you are able to assist with setup and if you plan on camping.  Hope to see you there.  Thanks in advance.

de KH6WG


GO Kit Challenge

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

Aloha, Please share with as many people as possible.

To recap for the Go Kit challenge on Saturday.

Bring what you need; table, chair, water, food, etc. You are practicing deploying with your kit. I won't be setting up tents, tables, chairs, you should plan on being self-sufficient.

The address with get you to the large park. The skate park is located on the side of the park. You will see a large red and white arrow showing the way to the archery range.

Take H1 West Bound.

Exit off at Kapolei Makakilo Exit, At the top of the ramp, turn left at the light.

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Stay in the center lane.

Go through the next stop light, Chil's on the Right, Walmart on the left) A big large open field will be  on the left past the light.

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Take the first right (You will see a big red/white arrow sign for the Archery Range

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Go to the back of the parking lot.

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Hope to see you at the event. Come learn, share knowledge, get to know each other.

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