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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 2016

December 31, 2015, updated January 27, 2016

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, 2015 2:00 pm HST - Sat January 1, 2016 1:59 pm HST ARRL Straight Key Night
Sun January 3, 2016 8:00 am to 2:00 pm HST ARRL Kids Day
Sat January 30, 2016+ ARRL January VHF Contest
Fri February 19, 2016+ ARRL DX Contest - CW
Fri March 4, 2016+ ARRL DX Contest - Phone
Fri March 25, 2016+ CQ WPX Contest - Phone
Fri April 1, 2016+ Kalaupapa, Molokai NPOTA-HP18 New
Sat April 9, 2016(?) Big Island International Hamfest, BIARC and KHRC, Keeau Community Center, Big Island, 9 am - 2 pm
Fri May 27, 2016+ CQ WPX Contest - CW
Fri June 3, 2016+ Museum Ships Weekend (See USS Missouri)
Sat June 11, 2016+ ARRL June VHF Contest
Sat June 18, 2016 8:00 am to 2:00 pm HST/td> ARRL Kids Day
Sat June 24, 2016+ ARRL Field Day and Hawaii Field Day
Sun July 10, 2016(?) Geek Meet IX
Fri July 15, 2016 Makani Pahili - Annual Hurricane Exercise New
Sat July 16, 2016 Makani Pahili - Annual Hurricane Exercise New
Fri August 26, 2016+ Hawaii QSO Party
Fri Sept 2, 2016 USS Missouri, KH6BB, Anniversary of the End of WWII
Sun Sept 18, 2016 Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness, 1:00-5:00 pm HST
Sat October 1, 2016 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test
Fri October 28, 2016+ CQ World Wide Contest - Phone
Fri November 6, 2016+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest - CW
Fri November 20, 2016+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest - Phone
Fri November 25, 2016+ CQ World Wide Contest - CW
Fri December 2, 2016+ SKYWARN Recognition Day
Fri December 9, 2016+ ARRL 10 Meter Contest
Sun December 11, 2016 Communications for Honolulu Marathon. Email Greg NH6ZS for more details.
Updated Monthly ARRL Pacific Section News

BIARC tour of Hawaii Civil Defense EOC, Sept 10, 2016

September 05 2016

From Bob Schneider, AH6J

Sept 10 meeting

The program at the last meeting of BIARC on Saturday August 13 was one of the most interesting we have had. It was about interference.

We are proud to announce that the next meeting on Saturday September 10th at 2PM will be even better. The program will be a talk and tour of Hawaii County Civil Defense. We just had two near misses of Hurricanes and several strong earthquakes that could have but didn’t produce tsunamis. Also, the EOC has had several major modifications so this is a good chance to see all the upgrades.

Just in case there is an ongoing operation that would prevent us from having the program at CD Headquarters, the alternative is the Aupuni Center Conference room located at 101 Pauahi St., Suite 1 in Hilo, HI 96720.

This invitation is open to all licensed Amateur Radio Operators on the Island of Hawaii and especially to the members of our sister clubs, HWARS, KHRC, SPARC, HARC, PERC and any others such as the Waiakea High School and Hawaii Preparatory Academy school Radio Clubs.

Special thanks go to Ed Teixeira; Bill Hanson, N0CAN; John Bush, KH6DLK; and Les Hittner, K0BAD for making these special arrangements.

Hurricanes Lester and Madeline, August 29+, 2016+

September 02 2016

The web page for amateur radio response to Hurricanes Lester and Madeline is available. Click this link for more information.

Tropical Storm Darby, July 20, 2016+

July 22 2016

The web page for amateur radio response to Tropical Storm Darby is available. Click this link for more information.

National Parks On The Air - Kalaupapa, April 1 - 4

March 29 2016

All is GO for the National Parks On the Air (NPOTA) operations at Kalaupapa, Molokai for Friday, April 1 through Tuesday, April 4.

Five operators Bart KH7C, Jim WH6GS, Bev AH6NF, Ron AH6RH and Kimo KH7U will operate two HF stations in the general vicinity of the Kalaupapa airport and lighthouse. Operations will be on HF, 40 meters through 10 meters depending on propagation and conditions. The two stations will have amplifiers putting out around 400 watts.

Expected modes of operation are Phone, CW, RTTY, PSK and Olivia. No JT65 or JT9 operations will be done.

Watch for posts in the Kalaupapa NPOTA page and the ARRL NPOTA page.

The AH6RH archives

December 31, 2015

If you're looking for past items, click here.

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