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This archive lists the past items of interest to the general amateur radio community in Hawaii.

Scenario for 2004 SET, Saturday Oct 2 9:00 - 11:00 am

Oct 2004

A hurricane named Yoza has hit the major islands of the Hawaiian Island chain, leaving all islands in need of relief and recovery. The simulated hurricane has left the area and is no longer a threat to the Hawaiian Islands. Each area may also implement their own scenarios in addition to the state-wide scenario.

Stations are encouraged to create and pass messages in the ARRL Radiogram message format. Messages should start and end with the words "This is a test message" and the signature section should contain the name and title of the originator of the message.

2004 SET Guide

Information on ARRL Radiogram message handling can be found at: Hawaii Healthcomm Message Handling

Winlink 2000, Integrated Internet and Amateur Radio digital messaging

May 2004

Looking for a Windows-based program that integrates the Internet, HF digital links, and global position reports? These are links you might find useful for reviewing Winlink 2000.

Official Anderson 30 Amp Powerpole Crimp Tool

May 2004

If you've ever tried making the 30 Amp Anderson Powerpole connector and had the wire pull out from the pin, you know it's a real bummer. Soldering the pin may lead to "wicking" of the solder on the silver-plated contact. The Gardner Bender GS-88 crimp tool requires delicate manipulation. Gardner Bender GS-88/Anderson Powerpole Crimp Instructions

If you are making several power connectors, consider the investment in the West Mountain Radio Powerpole crimp tool. Once you see the quality of the crimp and finished product (an absolutely awesome professional crimp...better than solder), its very hard to use anything else! It does a real professional job for about $50, 1/2 the cost of the industrial-strength hand tool.

If you want the right high-end tool for the right job, use the Sargent 4182 CT crimp tool.   At about $100, it is pricey.

Available at

Having made the recommendation through the ARRL ARECC CCE course of adopting the Anderson Powerpole as a universal power connection for emergency communications, I'm glad to see so many amateurs finding the merits of the connector, and to see the wealth of products available to meet the needs of the emergency communicator.

Informational resources for 2004 House Bills 2773 and 2774

May 2004

Links to various 2004 legislative web pages were listed.

DXpedition to Kalawao County, Molokai successful

April 2004

The DXpedition to Kalawao County, April 15 to 18 2004 by AH6NF and AH6RH was successful. Over 180 QSOs were completed in the times available around the previously scheduled work tasks. Contacts were on 17m. 20m and limited 40m activity. The QSL card is being designed and printed. More details on the results coming soon.

Ham Swapfest held April 3, 2004 8:00 am

April 2004

A swapfest was held April 3, 2004 starting from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Aiea Elementary School parking lot and cafeteria. (Directly mauka of Aloha Stadium at the corner of Moanalua Road and Kaimakani Street. Take the Aiea exit from H-1, either direction. Sign in at the tent at the entrance to the parking lot.)

Arrangements for Hurricane Jimena

Sept 1, 2003

These arrangements are underway for RACES/ARES in Hawaii regarding Hurricane Jimena, 9/01/2003 7:20 am HST.

  • HF stations are encouraged to monitor 40 meters and 75/80 meters for inter-island traffic.
    • 7.088 Interisland Frequency
    • 3.888   Big Island
    • 3.905   ARES
    • 3.993.5 State RACES
    If events warrants activating ARES/RACES, monitoring stations are encouraged to notify their local ARES/RACES coordinators.
  • Jimena was downgraded to a tropical storm at 4:45 am. The 5:30 am position of Jimena was past due south of South Point.
  • Per JTWC Bulletin #19, the closest approach to Honolulu is forecasted 251 nm at 1:00 pm Monday. Jimena has moved south from previous tracks forecasted over the weekend.
  • Big Island ARES have been notified to report to their designated shelters and hospitals. They will come up on 7088 or 3905 if an emergency is declared. Local traffic is on 2m simplex and repeaters.
  • Big Island report as of 7:45 pm Sunday. Hilo has heavy sporadic showers and very light winds. Kau is very humid, has no winds, heavy low cumulus clouds. When there is a break in the low clouds, high cirrus clouds are visible.
  • Skywarn is collecting weather reports from the Big Island via the Internet.
  • Skywarn nets to appear on IRLP linked repeaters on the Western Reflector #4.
    • KH6SW NWS Honolulu 147.44 simplex
    • AH6GR/R Maui 147.18+
  • Skywarn (National Weather Service, UH Manoa) has net control running starting Sunday afternoon. This is an excellent chance to practice handling the radio operator position and net control station.
  • Oahu Civil Defense Agency will run nets on 146.88- repeater on this schedule:
    • Sunday 7:30 pm.
    • Monday 7:30 am, 12:00 noon, 7:30 pm.
  • OCDA RACES is looking for stations to monitor 7088 or 3993.5 and relay messages as needed. Contact Ray Moody, AH6LT at [email protected].
  • State RACES is monitoring the course of Jimena and may activate accordingly on HF.  The links on the State-wide VHF repeater system are currently down for maintenance.
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