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Re: 17 November 2020 General Membership Meeting Minutes

WH6GLO Ronald Hamilton
 

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 5:31 PM KH6FHI Joe Tabrah <joetabrah@...> wrote:
Please note that I have filed a copy of the minutes of the 17 November 20 General Membership Zoom Meeting in the "2020 GM Minutes Posted" folder under "Files" at main@earchi.groups.io.  
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI



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17 November 2020 General Membership Meeting Minutes

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

Please note that I have filed a copy of the minutes of the 17 November 20 General Membership Zoom Meeting in the "2020 GM Minutes Posted" folder under "Files" at main@earchi.groups.io.  
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


General Membership Meeting - Tue, 11/17/2020 #cal-notice

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General Membership Meeting

When:
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
Zoom Meetings

Description:
General Membership Meeting 

Steve KH6WG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Short presentation on the EARC Mauna Kapu upgrades


General Membership Meeting - Tue, 11/17/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Short presentation on the EARC Mauna Kapu upgrades


General Membership Meeting - Tue, 11/17/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

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General Membership Meeting - Tue, 11/17/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

When: Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

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Short presentation on the EARC Mauna Kapu upgrades


Re: EARC Antenna

WH6ECG Evan Esaki
 

Stacy,

Thanks for sharing the video. Amusing how she pronounced EARCHI. Great to see the antenna and the G90 in action. 

Aloha,
Evan WH6ECG 


Re: EARC Antenna

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Cool.  I saw that last week and watched.  Links also took me to some guy with a French accent.   They call it the err chee antenna.  Haha.

de KH6WG


Dec 2020 Ham newsletter

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 


EARC Antenna

KH6OWL Darren Holbrook
 


Event: General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, 17 November 2020 #cal-invite

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General Membership Meeting

When:
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
19:00 to 21:00
(UTC-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
Zoom Meetings

Description:
General Membership Meeting 

Steve KH6WG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 865 6809 6831
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Short presentation on the EARC Mauna Kapu upgrades


14 November 20 ARC/ARES Exercise

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

Please participate in the ARC/ARES Exercise scheduled for this coming Saturday, 14 November 20.  Instructions are as follows, and can also be found at the following link:

http://hawaiiares.info/ARC2020/ARC.html

American Red Cross EmComm Drill - November 14, 2020

This drill is an exercise in sending messages from local sites to a group of 
Divisional Clearinghouses to simulate and demonstrate the capability of amateur 
radio operators across the country to relay information in times of need. 

The drill will use the messaging program Winlink as the primary method
of delivering preformatted messages. Amateur radio operators will be free 
to utilize any connection mode available - HF, VHF, UHF and Telnet. 

The goal is to encourage more operators to become familiar with Winlink and 
the message templates within.
  • First message (to be transmitted from 9am to 10am HST)
    ARC 213 General Message Template can be found in Winlink under Standard Forms, ARC Forms
    • DR#: Enter "ARCDRILL1120"
    • Message#: Enter "001"
    • Incident Name: Enter "Red Cross Message Drill"
    • Precedence:  Enter "Routine"
    • To (Name and Position):  Enter "ARCHI" (Hawaii Divisional Clearinghouse)
    • From (Name and Position): Enter Your First and Last Name and Callsign
    • Subject:  Enter "Red Cross Messaging Drill 11-20"
    • Date and Time: Winlink automatically fills in Date and Time.
    • Precede the body of the message with "THIS IS A DRILL**"
    • Message:
      • The Town and State that you are in. (Example: Hilo, HI)
      • Mode used to send the message TELNET, PACKET, PACTOR, ARDOP,VARA HF OR FM
      • Enter "Solo Operator"
    • Approved by:  Enter Your First and Last Name and Callsign
    • Position/Title: Enter All your affiliations, e.g., Red Cross, RACES, AUXCOM, etc If you are an ARES leader, add your title, ARES ASEC, ARES DEC, ARES ADEC, ARES CEC If none, enter "NONE"
    Click here for instructions on filling out the 213 form. First Message Completed Sample.
  • Second message (to be transmitted from 10am to 11am HST):
    ARC Hawaii Hurricane Daily Shelter Report Hawaii ARC forms can be found under Standard Templates, HI STATE Forms
    • Date: Click for the Date or manually input.
    • Shelter Name / County: Use the assigned Private Shelter name Add your county Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai or Maui
    • 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.
    • OPERATIONAL 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.
    After pressing SUBMIT the text you entered will be copied into the Winlink message. The TO field will be blank. Before posting it to the OUT BOX in preparation to START sending it, please address the message as follows: Oahu and Kauai radio operators send your message to KH7HO Maui and Hawaii radio operators send your message to KH6FHI Second Message Completed Sample
  • Event Pictures
    Radio operators are requested to take pictures of themselves with their radio station. Email not more than two pictures to Van at NH7IT@... so we can share the operating stations used in the exercise. Look for a collage after the event.
  • Event ZOOM Session
    There will be a ZOOM Tech Session, hosted by Joe (KH6FHI) and Van (NH7IT), from 9-11 AM during the exercise to answer questions about Winlink or the exercise. This will be followed by a quick hot wash at 11 AM to discuss what went well, what were the challenges, and what could be improved so we can share experiences. ZOOM Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82545963016?pwd=V2NMam5FeGY3MU0vajBlZjkrZTVsZz09
  •  


DEM Repeater Linking

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

To EARC All,
Apologies, I thought I sent this out earlier but checking my outbox, it was not to be found.  Lots of concurrent stuff happening.

The 146.980 FFMB, 146.860 Manawahua, 146.760 Mokueia (Peacock Flats), 146.680 Waimanalo repeaters have been relinked.  Thanks to the City and State entities who made this happen.  

Upgrades are needed for the 146.880 Diamond Head and 146.900 Kahuku repeaters prior to linking.  Works in progress.

We should all be grateful that even when the repeaters were not linked, we actually had repeaters in strategic places to use even though they were stand alone.  Before my time but there was a time when there was only one repeater on the whole Island.  Without the repeaters, each station is limited to Simplex.  Which is not a bad thing.  Much appreciation to the custodians of the repeaters and the network.  

Aloha,
de KH6WG


Write-up - Digital Signaling Fundamentals

KH6CP Craig Paul
 

I've written about digital signaling: including Frequency Shift Keying (including RTTY), Phase Shift Keying (PSK31 for example), Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK), and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM).

I write about how weak signal modes (FT8 and related modes, FLDIGI's "Micro Modes",
and Multipsk's Lentus) work.

I cover Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) found in MT63, 8PSK multicarrier, and VARA.
This includes screenshots from an active high-speed VARA FM session showing how to interpret the
training sequence, constellation, and speed negotiation during the transmission.

I briefly cover Forward Error Correction (FEC).
FLDIGI has modes that provide FEC.

Digital signaling fundamentals - https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTOhfNAkQqNs6nO2HI1kuTtvBd7sWFD9xJtYQBWOp1DmI5X87CIPa1yg3Jr-LhkzXpUV1CPt2deQr6S/pub

Let me know what you think!

Craig/KH6CP


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

KH6FHI Joe Tabrah
 

FYI
Aloha,
Joe
KH6FHI


---------- Forwarded message ---------
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
To: <SEC-ARES@groups.io>


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
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
via Zoom Meetings

Description:
Steve KH6WG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

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Reminder: Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom Meetings

When: Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

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