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