Getting on the air at Diamond Head

The Art of Making a Contact By Radio

While "amateur" means "for love", many amateur radio operators approach the pastime and contributions of amateur radio with as much zeal and passion as their professional interests. It is more than a hobby. It's a world of continual discovery, knowledge, and friendships beyond compare. Lifetime friendships and knowledge that enhance careers, families, your community.

The menu on the left will take you to my regular web pages. The notes below capture recent activities and tell of upcoming events. You can also get news at the ARRL Pacific Section web page.

There's so much to write about amateur radio, and there's just not enough time to make all the web pages that I would like. Enjoy, and feel free to drop me an e-mail if you have any questions. -- Ron, AH6RH

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"Amateur Radio -- Staying connected in times of emergency." - Robin, AH6CP January 18, 2010

"Get knowledgeable and proficient in amateur radio now. There's not enough time to learn during an emergency." - Ron, AH6RH October 24, 2010

Hawaii Calendar of Events for 2015

January 11, 2015, updated January 11, 2015

Amateur radio clubs and organizations around Hawaii sponsor or participate in a variety of operating events and meetings. This is a list of key events around the state.

Date Event
Tues December 31, 2014 2:00 pm HST - Sat January 1, 2015 1:59 pm HST ARRL Straight Key Night
Sun January 4, 2015 8:00 am to 2:00 pm HST ARRL Kids Day
Sat January 24, 2015+ ARRL January VHF Contest
Fri February 20, 2015+ ARRL DX Contest - CW
Fri March 6, 2015+ ARRL DX Contest - Phone
Fri March 27, 2015+ CQ WPX Contest - Phone
Sun April 19?, 2015 Geek Meet VI
Fri May 29, 2015+ CQ WPX Contest - CW
Sat May 30, 2015 Makani Pahili - Annual Hurricane Exercise
Fri June 5, 2015+ Museum Ships Weekend (See USS Missouri)
Sat June 13, 2015+ ARRL June VHF Contest
Sun June 21, 2015 8:00 am to 2:00 pm HST/td> ARRL Kids Day
Sat June 27, 2015+ ARRL Field Day and Hawaii Field Day
Fri August 21, 2015+ Hawaii QSO Party
Tue Sept 2, 2015 USS Missouri, KH6BB, Anniversary of the End of WWII
Sat Sept 19, 2015? EARC Mini-Field Day, 4 pm
Sun Sept 20, 2015? Kona Amateur Radio Society, Big Island Grid Madness, 1:00-5:00 pm HST
Sat October 3, 2015 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test
Fri October 23, 2015+ CQ World Wide Contest - Phone
Fri November 6, 2015+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest - CW
Fri November 13, 2015+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest - Phone
Saturday November 14, 2015? EARC Swapmeet, 10 am - 2 pm
Sat November 14, 2015? Big Island International Hamfest, BIARC and KHRC, Waimea, Big Island, 8 am, Waimea Community Center
Fri November 27, 2015+ CQ World Wide Contest - CW
Fri December 4, 2015+ SKYWARN Recognition Day
Fri December 11, 2015+ ARRL 10 Meter Contest
Sun December 13, 2015 Communications for Honolulu Marathon. Email Greg NH6ZS for more details.
Updated Monthly ARRL Pacific Section News

Yasme Foundation Announces Award Winners KH7U and AH6NM

January 15, 2015, updated January 15, 2015

From ARRL News. The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors has announced the recipients of several awards and monetary grants. The Foundation named four individuals to receive the Yasme Excellence Award for 2014 as well as eight specific grant recipients. Kimo Chun KH7U was recognized for his contributions to DXpeditions and Dick Flagg AH6NM was recognized for his contributions to the ARISS and SAREX programs and the Radio Jove project. See the ARRL News for more information.

NOAA Inouye Regional Center

January 10, 2015, updated January 12, 2015

The 2015 SKYWARN radio operators took a tour of the new NOAA Inouye Regional Center on Ford Island as guests of acting NWS Regional Director Ray Tanabe. See the NOAA Inouye Regional Center webpage for highlights.

The AH6RH archives

January 11, 2015

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