Honolulu Skyline as seen from Kapiolani Community College, Photo by David Cabatu
County Civil Defense
The role of the Civil Defense Agency is to direct and coordinate the development and administration of the County's total emergency preparedness and response program to ensure prompt and effective action when natural or man-caused disaster threatens or occurs anywhere in the County of Hawaii.
There is no volunteer component for the civil defense agency in Hawaii County.
The civil defense agency is located at 920 Ululani Street in Hilo.
Statewide Yellow Net
State Civil Defense uses the Yellow Net radio frequency of 155.715 MHz, call sign KTI 87, and originate at the Birkheimer Tunnels in Diamond Head, Oahu.
County Civil Defense Operations
County civil defense radio communications is on VHF. I will need to confirm which frequencies are in use before posting them on here.
Siren Warning Network and EAS
A warning network consisting of sirens and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is tested on the first state working day of each month. The EAS can be monitored on 161.640 MHz.
FM Radio Broadcasts
The county government uses FM broadcast radio to issue civil defense bulletins in regards to various types of emergencies that may happen on the island -- not necessarily civil defense related, but anything that is of public interest and concern: road closures, high surf, weather messages, etc. Such broadcasts end with the message, "This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense..."
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)
Ham radio operators with RACES training use the following frequency on the amateur two-meter band to transmit messages to State Civil Defense at Diamond Head, Oahu:
FREQUENCY LOCATION 147.040+ Mauna Loa, Hwaii (East Hawaii) 147.020+ Haleakala, Maui (West Hawaii)
Other radio frequencies are available to amateur radio operators. Please see the amateur radio section for more information.
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