Here are some information on the VHF and UHF repeater systems in Hawaii. If you are visiting, I recommend you bring along a magnetic mount mobile antenna to extend the range of your handie-talkie radio. I have a Comet B-10NMO which I use when I travel. The Diamond NR72BNMO is similar. The uneven terrain, valleys and mountain ridges affect your ability to get out from the mobile and access the repeaters.
Enjoy, and feel free to drop me an e-mail if you have any questions.
- Hawaii State RACES Inter-island VHF repeater system
If you are visiting and staying in Waikiki, tune to
146.880 The daily net is at 7:30 pm local time.
- EARC Repeaters on Diamond Head
A note to visitors staying at hotels in Waikiki.
The popular repeaters located on Diamond Head are located on the northeast side of the
crater rim at elevation 440 feet.
Waikiki is on the southwest side of Diamond Head at sea level, so you're in probably the worst
location trying to access those repeaters.
Building heights are restricted to 350 feet, so you won't have line of sight with the repeaters
from the Waikiki hotels.
You'll need a good antenna, a good location (such as a large window or lanai (balcony)
at least one watt (preferrably five watts or more) of power, and good elevation to get
above the nearby hotels.
An external antenna, such as a magnetic mount antenna and aluminum foil for ground plane or
flexible j-pole antenna from 300 ohm TV twinlead is strongly recommended, unless you know exactly which hotel room you will be getting.
- Open repeaters on Oahu are (starting at Diamond Head and moving clockwise around the island):
|Diamond Head||WH6CZB||Hawaii Kai to Ewa Beach, Central Oahu, and Windward Oahu|
|Diamond Head||AH6RH||Hawaii Kai to Ewa Beach, Central Oahu to the North Shore, and Windward Oahu to Kualoa|
|Frank Fasi Municipal Building||KH6OCD||Diamond Head to Ewa Beach||146.76|
|St. Francis Liliha Medical Center||KH6ICX||Nuuanu Valley and downtown Honolulu|
|Mauna Kapu, Waianae Mountain range||WH6CZB||Waianae Coast, Ewa Beach, Metropolitan Honolulu, East Coast of Kauai, Parts of Maui and Big Island|
|Mauna Kapu, Waianae Mountain range||KH6JPL||Waianae Coast, Ewa Beach, Metropolitan Honolulu, East Coast of Kauai, Parts of Maui and Big Island|
|Peacock Flats, Mokuleia||KH6OCD||Mokuleia, North Shore, Central Oahu, Waianae Coast, East Coast of Kauai||146.98|
|Turtle Bay Resort effective 8/1/2012||KH6OCD||Mokuleia to Kahuku||146.98 FFMB|
|Base of Mt. Olomana, near Kailua||WH6CZB||Windward Coast|
|Diamond Head||AH6CP||Kailua, Waimanalo, Hawaii Kai to Kapolei, Central Oahu, Molokai, Lanai||444.325|
|Diamond Head||WH6CZB||Hawaii Kai to Kapolei, Central Oahu, and Windward Oahu|
|St. Francis Healthcare System East||NH6WP||Hawaii Kai to Ewa Beach|
|Mauna Kapu, Waianae Mountain range||WH6CZB||Waianae Coast, Ewa Beach, Metropolitan Honolulu|
|Waimanalo||AH6CP||Kahaluu, Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo, Hawaii Kai, Aina Haina, Kahala, Molokai, Kalaupapa||444.35|
Chris, NH7QH has these D-STAR repeaters running in Aiea
- 1253.000 Data Repeater
- 147.04 AH6JA on Mauna Loa. Linked into State CD RACES inter-island system.
- For repeaters on the Big Island of Hawaii, see the CFHT page and the BIARC page.
|Hawaii Ocean View Estates, Kau||WH6FC||BIWARN|
|Mr. Hualalai, Kona||WH6DEW||Kona||BIWARN|
- 147.04 NH6HF in Lihue accessible from Kapaa to Kukuilono. Linked into State CD RACES inter-island system.
- Click here for a repeater map of Kauai.
- 147.02 PL=103.5 KH6H on Haleakala overlooking Central Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Windward Oahu and West Hawaii. Linked into State CD RACES inter-island system.
- Maui, Molokai and Lanai repeaters
Note: I often get inquires about good repeaters in the Lahaina/Kaanapali area. If you're vacationing there, note that it is a repeater black-hole on VHF and UHF. There are no reliable open repeaters accessible with a five watt handie talkie from that area.
Here is preliminary information on the voice-over-IP repeaters and radios courtesy of Jack, KH6DQ.
The open IRLP repeaters and radios are:
|3720||Waikiki||KH6FV||Setup for visitors to Waikiki|
|3668||Peacock Flats, North Shore||KH6FV|
|7019||Ulupalakua Puu Mahoe, Maui||KH6RS|
|7001||Lanai City, Lanai||KH6RS|
|3725||Hilo, Big Island||KH6FV|
The open Echolink radios are:
Rick KH7O is the NFCC frequency coordinator for Hawaii. Click on this link for more information on coordinated repeaters. Be sure to click on the various tabs at the bottom of the page to see additional information.
If you have a Kenwood TM-D710 or TM-V71 radio, you can find general information on using preprogrammed memory channel information that you can import into the Kenwood MCP-2A program and program your radio. Click on this link for more details.
If you have an Icom IC-V80 radio, you can find general information on using preprogrammed memory channel information that you can import into the Icom CS-V80 program and program your radio. Click on this link for more details.Map of the State of Hawaii with Maidenhead Grid Squares
- 146.91 at Tumon (info courtesy of Jim Kehler, KH2D)
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