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SKYWARN Recognition Day 2011, Honolulu - December 2 - 3, 2011

Annually, the National Weather Service recognizes the importance of the amateur radio service and community weather spotters by hosting SKYWARN Recognition Day. It is co-sponsored with the ARRL.

This web page details the arrangements at the Honolulu, Hawaii office prior to the event.

This event is sponsored by the National Weather Service - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Event Objective

For all amateur stations to exchange QSO information with as many National Weather Service Stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 meter bands plus the 70 centimeter band (please note Hawaii is only using 40, 20, 2 meters and 70 centimeter frequencies). Contacts via repeaters are permitted. SKYWARN recognition day serves to celebrate the contributions to public safety made by amateur radio operators during threatening weather.

The Location in Hawai'i

Kevin Bogan submitted the registration for Hawaii's SKYWARN Recognition Day on Tuesday, November 29. The Hawaii NWS call sign will be KH6SW. It will be listed in the official SKYWARN Recognition Day web site at http://hamradio.noaa.gov.

The locator is Latitude 21.29831 North; Longitude -157.81649 West. BL11ch

In Honolulu, the SKYWARN Recognition Day 2011 event will be held at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Honolulu located in the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

You can view the entire list of participating NWS locations. New

The Schedule

Date: NWS stations will operate Saturday, December 3, 2011, from 0000 - 2400 UTC (2:00 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2011 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 2011, HST)

The Operators and Shifts

The operators and shifts for the event are:

Shift Time NCS Call Sign Comments
12/2/11; 2:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Bart Aronoff WH6AA
12/2/11; 2:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Jack Tsujimura KH6DQ
12/2/11; 6:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. Rick Kimitsuka KH6OM
12/2/11; 6:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. Tiff Lawyer AH6S
12/2/11; 10:00 p.m. - 12/3/11 6:15 a.m Kevin Bogan AH6QO
12/2/11; 10:00 p.m. - 12/3/11 6:15 a.m. Zeph MacNaughton N7WAP
12/3/11; 6:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Tom Geier KH6BLA
12/3/11; 6:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Gordon Loui KH6GL
12/3/11; 8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Ron Hashiro AH6RH
12/3/11; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Clem Jung KH7HO
12/3/11; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Bob Gilman WH6DUV

The Frequencies and Modes

All contacts will be made on voice (SSB on HF or FM on VHF/UHF) and PSK31 New on 20 meter HF.

Frequencies/Repeaters to be used:


  • Round Top: 443.425 P/L 114.8
  • Pearl Harbor: 443.550 P/L 114.8
  • Waimanalo: 444.375 P/L 114.8

Operations will alternate between the Western Reflector 925, Channel 4; Node #9254 for SKYWARN Honolulu requests, and the national reflector node for this event #9219 for KH6SW to make contacts with mainland stations.


  • Oahu: 147.060 P/L 103.5 (State RACES 2 meter link); Kauai: 147.040; Maui: 147.023; Big Island: 147.040
  • Kauai: 147.550 (Simplex IRLP Node 3730; connected to the Western Reflector 925, Channel 4 Node #9254)
  • Oahu: will attempt to make contact on 146.880, 7:30 p.m. EARC net, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011


  • 20 Meters: frequencies on SSB and digital (depending on propagation)
  • 40 Meters: 7.088 and 7.192 (depending on propagation and to receive Mainland contacts on higher 40 meter frequencies)


  • HI-GATE node 357564 New


The Exchange

Call sign, signal report, QTH, and a one or two word description of the weather occurring at your site ("sunny", "partly cloudy", "windy", etc.).

The Stations at NWSFO Honolulu, Hawaii

The HF station is:

  • Icom IC-7200 100 Watt HF Transceiver
  • Wire dipole atop the fifth floor

The VHF/UHF station is:

QSL Information

Event certificates may be requested from:

SKYWARN Recognition Day
920 Armory Road
Goodland, KS 67735

For more info

You can get additional info at SKYWARN Recognition Day. For further information, contact Clem Jung (KH7HO) via email, cjung at scd.hawaii.gov.

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