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[SEC-ARES] ShakeOut 2020 - an Amateur Radio Service Success Story

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

FYI
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


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From: Oliver Dully, K6OLI <km6dmf@...>
Date: Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 8:25 AM
Subject: [SEC-ARES] ShakeOut 2020 - an Amateur Radio Service Success Story
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ShakeOut 2020 - an Amateur Radio Service Success Story

By Oliver K6OLI, 

District Emergency Coordinator

ARES LAX Northeast 

K6OLI (at) ARRL.NET


ShakeOut 2020 was a smashing success for amateur radio operators throughout the United States. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) received 175 “Did You Feel It?” (DYFI) reports sent via Winlink for the first time ever over radio on ShakeOut Day. This was the first year for DYFI via Winlink and amateur radio frequencies and the response was impressive!
Most of the DYFI reports were received from Southern and Central California, Washington and Hawaii.


Amateur radio operators practiced sending DYFI reports to USGS from simulated “donut holes”, i.e. areas without internet access. A variety of techniques were employed: ARES LAX Northeast, for example, aggregated DYFI reports via VHF using a gateway, which then autoforwarded the reports on HF to out-of-area gateways with internet connections. Ventura ARES/ACS and ARES LAX High Desert, by contrast, relied on individual HF stations to send reports out-of-area. These varying approaches demonstrate the flexible and creative responses of operators in the Amateur Radio Service based on variations of local conditions. 


Source: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/scenarios/eventpage/usares20_1_se/dyfi/intensity


USGS generously created an event website for ShakeOut 2020 which shows the amateur radio responses in Southern and Central California. 


Note the clusters of responses in Los Angeles County, Ventura County and San Diego County. For a given area 20 or more responses allow for a decent estimate of earthquake intensity in that area.


Transmitting a critical mass of DYFI reports to USGS in a timely manner was a core objective achieved during ShakeOut 2020. 




Source: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/scenarios/eventpage/usares20_1_se/dyfi/responses-vs-time


Timely information is of the essence, as DYFI data informs ShakeMap and Pager, two USGS products that are used by governments, NGOs, public and private companies, and the public to assess the impact seismic events and organize their responses. 


During ShakeOut the bulk of DYFI reports were sent in the first hour after the simulated event had occurred, achieving a second objective of ShakeOut 2020 for amateur radio operators. 


Astute amateur radio operators will notice that a circuit (or radio network) that can move DYFI reports out-of-area reliably can also move other traffic reliably. 


It is therefore critical for amateur radio operators in earthquake country to become familiar and comfortable with DYFI reports, if they want to help guide high level responses and provide added value to the communities they live in.


We invite you to check out the ShakeOut 2020 event website and learn about how the data provided by amateur radio operators contributes to ShakeMap:

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/scenarios/eventpage/usares20_1_se/dyfi/intensity 


We would like to thank USGS for their support, collaboration and guidance and for providing data for ShakeOut 2020.

We would also like to thank ARES LAX, Ventura ARES/ACS, San Diego ARES and Hawaii ARES for providing DYFI training to their operators and making this exercise so successful.

And we would like to thank the Winlink Development Team for coding the DYFI form and making it available to all amateur radio operators.


If you or your group are interested in a “Did You Feel It? for Winlink” online Workshop, please contact Oliver K6OLI at K6OLI (at) ARRL.NET or vial Winlink at K6OLI.

 


Mauna Kapu

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

The EARC Mauna Kapu site has been restored.  The Brandmeister DMR, the AllStar and the Vara FM gateway have been restored to service.  

de KH6WG


DEM Repeater Linking

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

As of 1700 HST, Manawahua has been relinked to FFMB and Mokuleia.  Diamond Head and Waimanalo to follow.  Kahuku should also be linked already.  Thanks to the custodians of the systems.

de KH6WG


20 October 20 General Membership Meeting Minutes

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

Please note that the minutes from the 20 October 2020 General Membership meeting have been posted in the files section of this reflector.  
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings - Tue, 10/20/2020 #cal-notice

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Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings

When:
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
19:00 to 21:00
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Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings - Tue, 10/20/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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2021 Renewal Season has begun!

WH7GG Keith Higa
 

CQ EARC!

I can't believe another year is almost over. I hope everyone is doing well in these unprecedented times. Although we aren't able to get together as a club for now, I know that we have definitely been staying in touch in other ways, including our Zoom general meetings and our nightly nets on the linked repeaters. With our radios, we ham radio operators have a way to keep in touch across miles.

Of course, keeping repeaters on the air takes time and money, and this is where your membership and support of EARC comes in, now more than ever. Among other things, we use your membership dues to maintain and repair the repeater system so we can stay in touch even when physically separated.

With the arrival of 4th quarter comes the beginning of renewal season, so I ask you to reaffirm your commitment to the EARC with your membership renewal. Annual dues are still $20.00 for calendar year 2021 (January 1 to December 31).

You might not be able to pay me directly for your dues as you've done in the past, but we still have options for you:
1. You can mail your payment to PO Box 30315, Honolulu, HI 96820. We have been checking club email at least once a week during the pandemic and we'll continue to do so.
2. You can send your payment via PayPal by going to http://www.earchi.org/member_pay.html and following the directions. You don't need to have a PayPal account to pay.

If you know any members who are not on the club reflector, please pass this on to them. Since our club meetings are now on Zoom and we announce the meetings via the reflector (we don't place the link on our website for security reasons), it's critical that all our members be getting the club emails.

I'll be sending reminders throughout renewal season. Let's see if we can reach 100 renewed members by December 31, and reach or exceed our current membership of 115 by March.

If you have any questions on your membership, please let me know.

Hoping to hear from you, and hope to see a lot of you at the meeting tonight!

Thanks and 73,

Keith Higa, WH7GG
Treasurer/Membership Chair, EARC


Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings - Tue, 10/20/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Event: Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings - Tuesday, 20 October 2020 #cal-invite

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Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings

When:
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EARC Annual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All,
Annual Meeting - Election night.  Please join us via Zoom Meetings. 

Steve KH6WG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Mauna Kapu going offline temporarily on Sunday 10/18/2020

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All,
Mauna Kapu 146.800 AllStar and the 444.100 DMR will be going offline for a few days while we bring the batteries down to recharge.  Thanks for your patience.

Aloha
de KH6WG


Fw: [SEC-ARES] Wednesday's Presentation: ARISS - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station .

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All,
Something you may find interesting.  Amateur Radio onboard the International Space Station.

Aloha
de KH6WG


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From: RATPAC Planning <ratpac.plan@...>
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020, 08:42:11 AM HST
Subject: [SEC-ARES] Wednesday's Presentation: ARISS - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station .

Please plan to attend Wednesday October 14 ARISS - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station.  
9:00 PM AST / 9:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM CT / 7:00 PM MDT / 6:00 PM PDT / 5:00 PM AKDT / 3:00 PM HST

   
   Topic: ARISS - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station.
   Speaker:  Charlie Sufana AJ9N 

   Bio: Charlie AJ9N has been licensed since 1969. He was the control operator for ARISS contact      #1; he has been the control operator for a total of 5 schools. He has also mentored over 80              schools (so far, he leads the US). He also maintains a private web page used by the other ARISS      mentors to post upcoming contact information to the AMSAT-BB. 

 


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The Great Hawaii ShakeOut 10/15/2020

KH7HO Clem
 

To all,

You are invited to participate in the annual Great ShakeOut.  It is scheduled for this coming Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. HST.  We will be using the USGS Did You Feel It (DYFI) Winlink template.  Please see the information on the http://www.hawaiiares.info web site.  It was just posted this morning.

Please get the word out to show Hawaii's Ham participation in the ShakeOut. 

Mahalo, 
Clem (KH7HO)


Ham Radio Hawaii Newsletter

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 

If anyone can help Dan out please contact him. See below.

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From: <dcreasoner@...>
Date: Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 8:15 AM
Subject: Ham Radio Hawaii Newsletter
To: <KH6OWL@...>


Are you aware of someone who can come on my boat and inspect the installation of my ICOM IC-802 system, and insure all is working okay?

 

Currently at Ala Wei Small Boat Harbor near Waikiki.

 

Best Regards,

Dan Reasoner

dcreasoner@...

+1 267-450-1446

 



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EARC Board of Directors Nomination Form

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

To: EARC All 


As we have not received any nominations thus far, the thought is that sending you this form will make it easier.  Any and all positions are open.  You may nominate yourself or others.  If you nominate others, it would be wise to validate if that person is willing to accept the position.  General Board member Garret Larson (WH6GL) has moved to Texas and has resigned his position.  We would like to fill that position at minimum.  The Board is there for its members.  Please provide feedback to make this a better organization and promote the different facets of amateur radio.  Thanks in advance.

de KH6WG


Re: Mauna Kapu

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Someone might have just turned them on.  The site is 100% solar/battery.  I think we might have a bad panel pulling the charge voltage down.  Discussion is underway to upgrade the system.

de kH6WG

On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 9:24 AM WH6FQE RC Anderson <wh6fqe@...> wrote:
Is the DMR repeater ever going to go back online?

RC



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On 9/28/20 at 20:49, KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae wrote:

From: "KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae" <skawamae@...>
Date: September 28, 2020
To: main@earchi.groups.io
Cc:
Subject: [earchi] Mauna Kapu
All,
The Mauna Kapu DMR and Analog repeaters are offline through tomorrow, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday in an attempt to recharge the batteries. 

Aloha
de KH6WG


Re: Mauna Kapu

WH6FQE RC Anderson
 

Is the DMR repeater ever going to go back online?

RC



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On 9/28/20 at 20:49, KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae wrote:

From: "KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae" <skawamae@...>
Date: September 28, 2020
To: main@earchi.groups.io
Cc:
Subject: [earchi] Mauna Kapu
All,
The Mauna Kapu DMR and Analog repeaters are offline through tomorrow, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday in an attempt to recharge the batteries. 

Aloha
de KH6WG


New video, 2 Winlink Tips

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 


Re: Mauna Kapu

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Thanks for your comments.  The battery bank is 8x12 AGM

de KH6WG

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 7:45 AM WH6DWF Todd <hamsterradio13@...> wrote:
      Steve,
    If I remember correctly, you guys just replaced those batteries with 6 volt golf cart batteries last year.
    I recommend that you intergrade that battery bank with a combination of 6 volt and 8 volt golf cart batteries in series and parallel circuits so that you have a total of 14+ volts and this should prevent this from happening again.
    The other added benefit is that you will no longer require a charge controller because a 14 volt system is so close to the charging rate of 12 volt panels that charge between 18-22 volts at full sunlight conditions.
     The repeaters themselves are usually rated at 13.8 volts +\- 15% so under 16 volts at full charge shouldn’t be an issue.
    If you want these batteries to last for decades instead of years, you can add a $9 Pulse/Desulf circuit board, which you wire into place by connecting the negative to one end of the battery bank and the positive on the opposite end of the battery bank. These Pulse/Desulf boards are sold on eBay for around $9 each. For larger battery banks, you can use two of these independently.
    There is another alternative, you can add a Pulse/Desulf solar panel but is more expensive to go this route, plus the panels are usually in the 20-50 watt range.
    If you need help in future, I’m willing to help out whenever needed.

                    Todd WH6DWF

                    SEMPER FI






Military adopts APRS like functions

KH6CP Craig Paul
 

In SET 2019 some Windward Hams demonstrated networking functions of APRS
and geographical situational awareness, not of an enemy's location, but of road obstructions.
Some in EARC built an inexpensive cable to utilize APRS between an HT and their Android phones for APRS.

Looks like the military is finding this same capability useful.

https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/it-networks/2020/09/29/how-new-network-tools-can-help-find-paratroopers-faster-and-improve-situational-awareness/

Craig/KH6CP

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