Each year, Hawaii State Civil Defense in cooperation with a number of governmental and private agencies conduct a state-wide exercise to test and evaluate preparations for operations before, during and after a hurricane. The exercise, entitled Makani Pahili, is conducted in the early half of May.

These are the arrangements underway within the amateur radio community in preparation for participating in the exercise. If you know of any, please contact Ron Hashiro, AH6RH

Enjoy, and feel free to drop me an e-mail if you have any questions.


Island of Oahu
Agency
HF
VHF
UHF
Hawaii SCD 3993.5, 7088, 7290 147.06
Healthcomm 147.22 UHF Simplex, 446.100 +/-
OCDA Nightly nets at 7:30 pm on 146.80 and 146.88 
146.49, 146.565, 146.58, 146.76, 146.88
448.70

Oahu RACES

August 31, 2002

Statewide Hurricane Exercise - Oahu RACES participation.

30 Apr - NWS issues notification that a hurricane is forming and heading toward Hawaiian Islands

Expected path is a southeasterly approach to the Big Island, a pass through the Alenuihaha Channel between the Big Island and Maui, then a left turn to travel in northwesterly direction paralleling the island chain.

3 May - NWS issues a hurricane watch
4 May - NWS issues a hurricane warning
5 May - Hurricane hits islands in early morning hours
5 May break of day - All clear issued, recovery phase begins

QRT Showtime @ OCDA: 5 May @ 0730
QRT Operational: 5 May @ 0830

Call signs:
OCDA - KH6OCD
SCD - KH6HPZ

OCDA will be on the following frequencies:

146.880- DH Repeater - Command/Control
146.580(s) - Garden antenna, PRIMARY for incoming traffic
146.565(s) - HMB rooftop antenna, "unassigned" for outbound traffic
448.700- HMB Repeater - Traffic (Note: 146.980 VHF @ HMB is in-op real world)
146.760- Peacock Flats Repeater - for incoming north shore traffic
146.490(s) - for hotels traffic

Initial contact will be made on the 146.880 repeater. Stations will then be directed to one of the simplex frequencies or, if necessary to the HMB UHF repeater, to pass traffic. 146.880 and 146.760 will be linked to simulcast bulletins from OCDA to keep North Shore amateurs abreast of the exercise progress and to encourage their participation.

HF will also be used as follows to communicate with SCD and to exercise NVIS.

OCDA will be on the SCD interisland net:
40m on 7290 kHz or 7088 kHz (+/- qrm)
80m on 3993.5 kHz (if 40m is not open)

All stations will use "THIS IS AN EXERCISE MESSAGE" at the beginning and end of all messages.

Net Schedule:
Monday (5/3) @ 0730 - AH6NF
Monday (5/3) @ 1200 - KH7LD
Monday (5/3) @ 1930 - KH7LD

Tuesday (5/4) @ 0730 - AH6NF
Tuesday (5/4) @ 1200 - KH7LD
Tuesday (5/4) @ 1930 - KH7GK

Exercise will end at 12 noon on 5 May.

Simulated NWS Bulletins

August 31, 2002

These are the test weather forecase messages for Makani Pahili '99. It is provided for those wishing to keep track and plan to participate the week of May 2nd.

Advisory Message

WTPA31 PHNL 030900
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM MAKANI ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
11 PM HST SUN MAY 02 1999

...THIS IS A DRILL AND NOT FOR REBROADCAST...THIS IS A DRILL...
 
...MAKANI CONTINUES TO GAIN STRENGTH...
 
AT 11 PM HST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MAKANI
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 146.8 WEST OR ABOUT 525 MILES EAST OF HILO.
 
MAKANI IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 13 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  70 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  70 MILES
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  995 MB...29.38 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM HST POSITION...18.4 N...146.8 W.  MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 70 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 995 MB.;
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 AM HST...MONDAY.

...THIS IS A DRILL AND NOT FOR REBROADCAST...THIS IS A DRILL...

Advisory Message

WTPA21 PHNL 030900
TROPICAL STORM MAKANI FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI   CP9999
0900Z MON MAY 03 1999
 
...THIS IS A DRILL AND NOT FOR REBROADCAST...THIS IS A DRILL...

...MAKANI CONTINUES TO GAIN STRENGTH...
 
TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 18.4N 146.8W AT 03/0900Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  30 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST OR 275 DEGREES AT 11 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  995 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS  60 KT WITH GUSTS TO  75 KT
50 KT....... 10NE  10SE  10SW  10NW
34 KT....... 60NE  60SE  60SW  60NW
12 FT SEAS.. 60NE  60SE  60SW  60NW
ALL QUADRANT RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES
 
REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 18.4N 146.8W AT 03/0900Z
AT 03/0600Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 18.4N 146.2W
 
FORECAST VALID 03/1800Z 18.5N 148.6W
MAX WIND  65 KT...GUSTS  80 KT
64 KT...  0NE   0SE   0SW  0NW
50 KT... 20NE  20SE  20SW  20NW34 KT... 80NE  80SE  80SW  80NW
 
FORECAST VALID 04/0600Z 18.8N 151.5W
MAX WIND  70 KT...GUSTS  85 KT
64 KT... 20NE  20SE  20SW  20NW
50 KT... 25NE  25SE  25SW  25NW
34 KT... 90NE  90SE  90SW  90NW
 
FORECAST VALID 04/1800Z 18.9N 154.6W
MAX WIND  80 KT...GUSTS 100 KT
64 KT... 25NE  25SE  25SW  25NW
50 KT... 40NE  40SE  40SW  40NW
34 KT...120NE 120SE 120SW 120NW
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 18.4N 146.8W
 
EXTENDED OUTLOOK...USE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE
 
OUTLOOK VALID 05/0600Z 18.5N 157.2W
MAX WIND  80 KT...GUSTS 100 KT
50 KT... 40NE  40SE  40SW  40NW
 
OUTLOOK VALID 06/0600Z 17.3N 163.7W
MAX WIND  70 KT...GUSTS  85 KT
50 KT... 25NE  25SE  25SW  25NW
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 03/1500Z
 
...THIS IS A DRILL AND NOT FOR REBROADCAST...THIS IS A DRILL...


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