What: Ham RADIO - statewide communication exercise. Voice communications as well as Winlink Radio email will be utilized to pass messages from the individuals to a hub who will pass it on to a county emergency operations center. Participant Exercise Plans will be emailed to registered participants.
When: Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Who: All licensed amateur radio operators are invited - unaffiliated or with ARES, RACES, SKYWARN, CERT, HEALTHCOMM, or any club. We will encourage voice traffic as not all have Winlink capabilities.
Where: State of Hawaii.
Why: To prepare and practice using amateur radio to send messages during a catastrophic hurricane when normal communications have failed.
How: Use of voice and/or digital mode, Winlink, to pass Winlink Hurricane Reports, Check Ins, Check Outs, Field Situation Report, Damage Reports, Request for Assistance, Shelter Reports
QST QST QST de KH6RS
Field Day plan. ARRL Field Day is the biggest emergency communications exercise in North America.
Since we had few volunteers, we will be doing a minimal event compared to earlier years.
There will be no activity on Friday. We will arrive at the Ho'okipa site on Saturday VERY early.
The gate will be opened at 5:30am at our Ho'okipa QTH.
Directions: Our access gate is approximately 1/2 mile east of the Ho'okipa Beach Park entrance. Normally, the gate is locked. We need to keep the gate locked, so we are putting our own lock on the gate. A kmz file is attached for use with Google Earth.
The lock code is: 7088
Please lock the gate after you enter the area. Follow the dirt path and cross the old highway then on to the block house.
We will have 2 1/2 hours to set up and get ready as the event start is at 8:00am. We will need help Saturday morning at 5:30 so if you can be there, please let me know.
Please sign in at the station when you arrive and don't forget to sign out when you leave.
This year, we will do a 1A category event. Please contact me for time window signup.
Everyone is welcome at any time, but with only one radio, not everyone will be able to get on when they want. New hams and Technicians (and those not yet licensed) will have priority since one purpose of Field Day is to gain HF experience for those with limited equipment. I and others will be available to show how it all works and help get going.
The event is 24 hours so it runs all night and ends at 8:00 am Sunday. We will also need help Sunday morning to wrap up and clean the area.The station will be active all night if we get operators to keep it on the air.
* You will need the usual sun screen, jacket (it could rain), etc.
* You need to bring your own food and drink. Please stay hydrated.
* Unless you like standing around, bring your own chair.
* For operating, bring your own headset. If you don't have one, you can use mine but remember the bio-safety rules.
Signups so far:
* NH6Y will be at the gate at 5:30 am Saturday and bring the antennas, mast, coax, and generator.
* AD6E will bring the station (radio, computer, etc) and more coax.
* KH6UU will bring a VHF station and computer
* KH6CJJ will arrive around 6 am
While it is not REQUIRED to sign up in advance, it will help me plan the station operation.
Please let me know when you think you will be at the site. Just reply to this email.
Aloha & 73, Alan AD6E
If you cannot attend tonight's meeting in person you can still attend virtually by clicking the link below.
Thanks to Everett we are returning to in person club meetings at the Maui County Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
The club meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month from 7 pm - 9 pm.
Please join us this Wednesday night (June 8th) at 7pm at the EOC.
The EOC is in the basement of the County Building. The County building is located on High Street in Wailuku. Just come around the back of the building from Kaohu Street. Meetings start at 7:00 P.M. and usually last about 2 hours.
We hope to see you there.
De KH6RS BLoG
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