Getting on the air at Diamond Head

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.

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, KH6D

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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, KH6D October 24, 2010

Hawaii Calendar of Events for 2022

January 8, 2022, updated December 25, 2022

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. Dates marked with (?) are guesstimates based on previous year's schedule.

Date Event
2022 Official ARRL Contest Calendar
Thu December 31, 2021 2:00 pm HST - Fri January 1, 2022 1:59 pm HST ARRL Straight Key Night
Sat January 2, 2022 8:00 am to 1:59 pm HST ARRL Kids Day
Sat January 8, 2022+ 8:00 am to 1:59 pm HST ARRL RTTY Roundup
Sat January 15, 2022+ ARRL January VHF Contest
Sat February 14, 2022+ School Club Roundup
Fri February 18, 2022+ ARRL DX Contest - CW
Fri March 4, 2022+ ARRL DX Contest - Phone
Fri March 25, 2022+ CQ WPX Contest - Phone
Sun April 17, 2022 8:00 am to 1:59 pm HST Rookie Roundup - Phone
Fri May 27, 2022+ CQ WPX Contest - CW
Sat May 28, 2022 (?) American Red Cross Hurricane Exercise
Fri June 3, 2022+ Museum Ships Weekend (See USS Missouri)
Sat June 11, 2022+ ARRL June VHF Contest
Sat June 18, 2022 8:00 am to 2:00 pm HST ARRL Kids Day
Sat June 25, 2022+ ARRL Field Day and Hawaii Field Day
Sat July 9, 2022+ IARU HF World Championship
Sat Aug 6, 2022 8:00 am to Sun 1:59 pm HST 222 MHz and Up Distances
Sun Aug 21, 2022 8:00 am to 1:59 pm HST Rookie Roundup - RTTY
Sat August 27, 2022+ Hawaii QSO Party
Sat September 10, 2022+ ARRL September VHF Contest
Fri September 23, 2022+ CQ World Wide Contest - RTTY
Sun September 24, 20222 Geek Meet XIII
Sat October 1, 2022 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test
Sat October 17, 2022+ School Club Roundup
Fri October 28, 2022+ CQ World Wide Contest - Phone
Fri November 4, 2022+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest - CW
Fri November 18, 2022+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest - Phone
Fri November 25, 2022+ CQ World Wide Contest - CW
Fri December 2?, 2022+ SKYWARN Recognition Day
Fri December 2, 2022+ ARRL 160 Meter Contest
Fri December 9, 2022+ ARRL 10 Meter Contest
Sun December 11, 2022? Communications for Honolulu Marathon. Email Greg NH6ZS for more details.
Sat December 17, 2002 EARC Mini-Field Day, Kapolei
Sun December 18, 2022 8:00 am to 1:59 pm HST Rookie Roundup - CW
Fri Sept 2, 2022(?) USS Missouri, KH6BB, Anniversary of the End of WWII
Sat TBD Big Island International Hamfest, BIARC and KHRC, Big Island, 9 am - 2 pm, Waimea Community Center, 65-1260 Kawaihae Road, 147.32+ PL 100.0
Sat TBD EARC Swap Meet
Updated Monthly ARRL Pacific Section News

COVID Travel Information for Hawaii, State Portal

January 8, 2022

For information on COVID travel information for the State of Hawaii, click on this link.

State of Hawaii Mobile Electronics Law

January 8, 2022

For information on the State of Hawaii law regarding using electronic while mobile, click on this link.

Information on Hawaii Emergency Communications

January 8, 2022

For information on the Amateur Radio emergency communications in Hawaii, click on this link.

Hawaii ARES

January 8, 2022 updated April 30, 2022

For information on the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) in Hawaii, click on this link.

Amateur Radio Operators Invited to participate in Asteroid Bounce Experiment

December 23, 2022

The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) will be conducting a research campaign/experiment on December 27, 2022, with transmissions between 1100 - 2300 UTC (0100 - 1300 HST).

This experiment will reflect HAARP transmissions off of Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) 2010 XC15, and the echo will be received by the Owens Valley Radio Observatory Long Wavelength Array (OVRO-LWA) at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and by the University of New Mexico's Long Wavelength Array (UNM-LWA). The target asteroid will be roughly two lunar distances away from Earth at the time of transmission. Characterizing the interior structure and composition of NEAs is critical for advancing the understanding of solar system evolution and aiding in planetary defense.

Actual transmit times are highly variable based on real-time ionospheric conditions and all information is subject to change. Currently, the Asteroid Bounce (2010 XC15) experiment will take place Dec. 27, 2022, from 1100 UTC to 2300 UTC; 9.6 MHz, LFM (linear FM), 0.5 Hz WRF (waveform repetition frequency), 30 kHz bandwidth. Reports recording echo are encouraged; demodulated recordings in .wav or .mp3 are recommended.

For information on this event, click on this link.

Rep. Bill Johnson Introduces Bill to Eliminate Private Land Use Restrictions on Amateur Radio

December 23, 2022

Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R.9670) on Thursday, December 22, 2022, to eliminate private land use restrictions that prohibit, restrict, or impair the ability of an Amateur Radio Operator from operating and installing amateur station antennas on property subject to the control of the Amateur Radio Operator.

The exponential growth of communities subject to private land use restrictions that prohibit both the operation of Amateur Radio and the installation of amateur station antennas has significantly restricted the growth of the Amateur Radio Service. These restrictions are pervasive in private common interest residential communities such as single-family subdivisions, condominiums, cooperatives, gated communities, master-planned communities, planned unit developments, and communities governed by community associations. The restrictions have particularly impacted the ability of Amateur Radio to fulfill its statutorily mandated duty of serving as a voluntary noncommercial emergency communications service.

For information, click on this link.

The AH6RH archives

August 22, 2018

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