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. These pages have been on the Internet since June 9, 1997. 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 2021

December 30, 2020, updated December 30, 2020

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
2021 Official ARRL Contest Calendar
Thu December 31, 2020 2:00 pm HST - Fri January 1, 2021 1:59 pm HST ARRL Straight Key Night
Sat January 2, 2021 8:00 am to 1:59 pm HST ARRL Kids Day
Sat January 16, 2021+ ARRL January VHF Contest
Fri February 19, 2021+ ARRL DX Contest - CW
Fri March 5, 2021+ ARRL DX Contest - Phone
Fri March 26, 2021+ CQ WPX Contest - Phone
Sun April 18, 2021 8:00 am to 1:59 pm HST Rookie Roundup - Phone
Fri May 28, 2021+ CQ WPX Contest - CW
Sat May 29, 2021 (?) American Red Cross Hurricane Exercise
Fri June 4, 2021+ Museum Ships Weekend (See USS Missouri)
Sat June 12, 2021+ ARRL June VHF Contest
Sat June 19, 2021 8:00 am to 2:00 pm HST ARRL Kids Day
Sat June 26, 2021+ ARRL Field Day and Hawaii Field Day
Sat July 10, 2021+ IARU HF World Championship
Sat Aug 7, 2021 8:00 am to Sun 1:59 pm HST 222 MHz and Up Distances
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:00 am to 1:59 pm HST Rookie Roundup - Phone
Sat August 28, 2021+ Hawaii QSO Party
Thu Sept 2, 2021(?) USS Missouri, KH6BB, Anniversary of the End of WWII
Sat September 11, 2021+ ARRL September VHF Contest
Sun September 19, 2021 Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness, 1:00-5:00 pm HST
Fri September 24, 2021+ CQ World Wide Contest - RTTY
Sat October TBD ARRL Simulated Emergency Test
Fri October 29, 2021+ CQ World Wide Contest - Phone
Fri November 5, 2021+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest - CW
Fri November 19, 2021+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest - Phone
Fri November 26, 2021+ CQ World Wide Contest - CW
Fri December 3?, 2021+ SKYWARN Recognition Day
Fri December 3, 2021+ ARRL 160 Meter Contest
Fri December 10, 2021+ ARRL 10 Meter Contest
Sun December 12, 2021? Communications for Honolulu Marathon. Email Greg NH6ZS for more details.
Sun December 19, 2021 8:00 am to 1:59 pm HST Rookie Roundup - CW
Sun TBD Geek Meet XIII
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 1 2021

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

State of Hawaii Mobile Electronics Law

January 1 2021

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

Information on Hawaii Emergency Communications

January 1 2021

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

Hawaii ARES

February 14 2019

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

FCC Reduces Proposed Amateur Radio Application Fee to $35

January 4 2021

Per the FCC and ARRL, the fee for amateur radio applications, renewals and vanity call signs will be $35. The effective date has not yet been announced or published. Click on this link for details.

FCC to Require Email Address on Applications Starting on June 29, 2021

January 4 2021

Per the FCC and ARRL, effective on June 29, 2021, amateur radio licensees and candidates must provide the FCC with an email address on all applications. If no email address is included, the FCC may dismiss the application as "defective." Click on this link for details.

The AH6RH archives

August 22, 2018

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