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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, 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 2019

December 15, 2018, updated December 15, 2018

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
2019 Official ARRL Contest Calendar
Mon December 31, 2018 2:00 pm HST - Tue January 1, 2019 1:59 pm HST ARRL Straight Key Night
Sat January 5, 2019 8:00 am to 1:59 pm HST ARRL Kids Day
Sat January 19, 2019+ ARRL January VHF Contest
Sat January 2, 2019 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
Fri February 15, 2019+ ARRL DX Contest - CW
Fri March 1, 2019+ ARRL DX Contest - Phone
Fri March 29, 2019+ CQ WPX Contest - Phone
Sat May 4, 2019(?) Makani Pahili - Annual Hurricane Exercise
Fri May 24, 2019+ CQ WPX Contest - CW
Sun May 26, 2019 Geek Meet XII, Magic Island Picnic Area #39
Fri May 31, 2019+ Museum Ships Weekend (See USS Missouri)
Sat June 8, 2019+ ARRL June VHF Contest
Sun June 16, 2019 8:00 am to 2:00 pm HST ARRL Kids Day
Sat June 22, 2019+ ARRL Field Day and Hawaii Field Day
Sat June 22, 2019+ IARU HF World Championship
Fri August 23, 2019+ Hawaii QSO Party
Mon Sept 2, 2019(?) USS Missouri, KH6BB, Anniversary of the End of WWII
Sat September 14, 2019+ ARRL September VHF Contest
Sun September 15, 2019 Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness, 1:00-5:00 pm HST
Fri September 27, 2019+ CQ World Wide Contest - RTTY
Sat October TBD ARRL Simulated Emergency Test
Fri October 25, 2019+ CQ World Wide Contest - Phone
Fri November 1, 2019+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest - CW
Fri November 15, 2019+ ARRL Sweepstakes Contest - Phone
Fri November 22, 2019+ CQ World Wide Contest - CW
Fri November 29, 2019+ SKYWARN Recognition Day
Fri December 6, 2019+ ARRL 160 Meter Contest
Fri December 13, 2019+ ARRL 10 Meter Contest
Sat December 7, 2019(?) EARC Swap Meet, 10 am
Sun December 8, 2019 Communications for Honolulu Marathon. Email Greg NH6ZS for more details.
Updated Monthly ARRL Pacific Section News

Geek Meet XII

March 9 2019

The twelfth annual Geek Meet will be held at Magic Island, Picnic area #39. Click on this link for more information.

Winlink Class

March 9 2019

The EARC/ARES will be holding a class on Winlink. Click on this link for more information.

Winter Storm of February 10-14, 2019

February 14, 2019

Amateur radio operators activated the SKYWARN weather monitoring and reporting net during the Winter Storm of February 10-14, 2019. High winds knocked down trees and power on Oahu and Maui. Power to the summit of Haleakala will be out for several weeks. Snow on Maui fell at Polipoli State Park on Maui, at the 6,200 foot elevation. Click this link for information on Star-Advertiser. Click this link for information on Hawaii News Now. Click this link for information on CNN. Click this link for information on weather.com.

Hawaii ARES

February 14 2019

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

The AH6RH archives

August 22, 2018

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

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