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Pacific

Contact Information

Section Name:
Pacific
Contact:
Bob Schneider, AH6J
Daytime Phone:
808-966-8146
Evening Phone:
808-966-8146
Email:
ah6j@arrl.0rg

Basic Information

Division:
Pacific
Alert:

We are sorry to announce Larry Sell, AH6SK became SK October 10. The funeral was scheduled for Saturday Oct 18th.  We are unsure  if it got rescheduled due to the storm but assume it was held as scheduled.

Sunday October 19, 2014 

TROPICAL STORM ANA has moved north and west.  The ourter edges are still impacting Kauai and Niihau.  The seas around the state of Hawaii are now in a tropical storm watch condition.  Unless there is a change, the storm is no longer much of a threat.  The news cast on TV said some shelters may remain open this Sunday Night Oct 19 on Oahu and Kauai so check your local area.

The lava flow is still moving slow.  There is no update today.  It was still about 0.5 mile from the first road in Pahoa.  Not much has changed and there are still only advisories. People with medical problems that require regular care should move out of the area NOW.  

Pahoa Road is already very congested and expected to get worse.  The drive to and from Puna district especially Pahoa takes a long time so leave extra early to compensate. 

Both the Oahu and Waimea hamfests scheduled for Saturday October 18 HAD been canceled due to the strorm however the Waimea swapmeet has now been rescheduled for Saturday November 15.  There is no word yet on the Oahu event.

The time schedule for the Waimea Hamfest remains the same as the previous schedule.  Just the date has changed.

 

Description:

 

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Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet / Ham fest - October 18th, 2014 - Waimea

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet will be Saturday October 18th, 2014 at the Waimea Community Center , next to the ball field off Kawaihae Road in Kameula, Hawaii. There will be a $10 donation per table per seller and a $5 donation per attendee at time of registration.

Schedule
8:00am Breakfast at Hawaiian Style Cafe
9:00am Vendor setup
10:00am Doors open to public ( be sure to get your tickets for the raffle )
11:00am Drawing for Major Door Prize
12:00pm Swap meet portion closes, setup for VE testing.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch and cleanup.
1:00pm VE testing ( a good time to upgrade your license )
2:00pm Event comes to a close.
There will be qsl card checking, raffles,  and surprise giveaways thru out the day.

Please note: This is a non commercial event that promotes the trading of equipment and information between hams and the general public and to promote the open exchange of exploring Ham Radio as a hobby.
Talk in 146.940 Maui Repeater, 147.32 Waimea repeater and 443.650 ( 100hz tone ) Kona
Contact
Steve Milner WH6N 808-938-8437 - PO Box 6573 smilner@keck.hawaii.edu

Thanks for supporting Ham Radio in the Hawaiian Islands

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In addition to the Kona Amateur Radio Society monthly meeting  on the beach at NELHA the 4th. Sunday of the month at 2:00pm. We will now have a (HAM) breakfast at 808 Grindz restaurant  in Kopika Plaza on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8:30am.
All club members and guest are welcome to attend this informal gathering.
For additional information contact Stuart KH7Dx at 
808-896-1290

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This report is for September 2014.

As was mentioned last month we are looking for someone to be the Section Youth Coordinator (SYC).  It is a brand new, section-level ARRL Field Organization appointment that is available and ready to be filled as soon as we have someone for the position.  Here are the appointment guidelines that describe the requirements and responsibilities:  http://www.arrl.org/section-youth-coordinator  

If you are interested or know of someone who would be just right for the job, let the SM know. 

The Hawaii QSO party was from 04:00 UTC Aug 23 to 04:00 UTC Aug 25, 2014.  In our time zone it is Friday August 22, 2014 at 6PM for the start.  The Hawai`i QSO Party is an event to promote HF operation from the unique Hawai`i destination in the Pacific. Hawai`i is an ARRL DXCC entity as well as the nation's 50th state needed for the ARRL WAS Award.  Your SM did get on but was stopped by severe electrical interference.  For more information see:    http://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/

Saturday October 4, 2014 was the annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test or “SET”.  See Ron Hashiro’s webpages for the update. http://www.qsl.net/a/ah6rh/am-radio/in-hawaii.html . Each year, amateur radio operators in Hawaii participate in the annual Simulated Emergency Test or SET. The national organization ARRL sponsors it for the first Saturday in October. The exercise in 2014 will be conducted on Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:00 am - 12 noon HST. The scenario for 2014 is a tsunami exercise, simulating the arrival of destructive tsunami.  The main frequencies are RACES 147.02, 147.04 and 147.06 (pl 103.5hz) on that interisland system.  We will be using local HF calling frequency 7.088KHz for startup then after the first few minutes probably QSY to  7090 & 7098

 WARNING:  BOTH HAMFESTS HAVE LIMITED PARKING SO COME EARLY OR DOUBLE UP IF YOU CAN.

CANCELED - Not rescheduled yet = The EARC annual swap meet is now set for October 18th.  The previously tentatively date of September 13, 2014 is not correct.  Keep your eye on the EARC webpage for the latest news.  It starts at 8 AM at the Navy Reserve Center.  Caution; parking is always a problem.  Come early or double up if possible. CANCELED - not rescheduled yet

Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet / Ham fest - October 18th, 2014 - Waimea.  Rescheduled for November 15

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet will also be Saturday October 18th, 2014 at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off Kawaihae Road in Kamuela, Hawaii. ^ ^ ^ RESCHEDULED  ^ ^ ^

The Kohala-Hamakua Radio Club or “KHRC” is the lead this year however other clubs such as BIARC, KARS, SPARC and others will be assisting.  Caution; parking is always a problem. 

There will be a $10 donation per table per seller and a $5 donation per attendee at time of registration.

  TIME Schedule NOT CHANGED

 8:00am Breakfast at Hawaiian Style Café

 9:00am Vendor setup

 10:00am Doors open to public ( be sure to get your tickets for the raffle )

 11:00am Door Prize Drawing

 12:00pm Swap meet portion closes, setup for VE testing.

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch and cleanup.

 1:00pm VE testing ( a good time to upgrade your license )

 2:00pm Event comes to a close.

 here will be QSL card checking, raffles,  and surprise giveaways thru out the day.

RESCHEDULED 

Please note: This is a non-commercial event that promotes the exchange of Amateur Radio equipment and information.  It is open to both hams and the general public.   Talk in 146.940 Maui Repeater, 147.32 Waimea repeater and 443.650 ( 100hz tone ) Kona.  These are part of the BIWARN system.

Contact Steve Milner WH6N 808-938-8437 - PO Box 6573, Kamuela, 96743, smilner@keck.hawaii.edu

WARNING:  BOTH HAMFESTS HAVE LIMITED PARKING SO COME EARLY OR DOUBLE UP IF YOU CAN.

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The Kohala-Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC) website:   http://www.hamradioandmore.com/khrc.htm

Check the website for more information.  Their next meeting is Wednesday October 8 at 7pm.  The location is the Conference Room in Keck Observatory office e at 65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy in Waimea HI 96743 (AKA Kamuela)

2014 Club Officers are:

President, Steve Milner, WH6N

Vice President, Bill Wiecking KH6BI

Secretary-Treasurer, Norm Cohler, NH7UA

Technical Advisor: John Buck, KH7T

Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) School Radio Club does not have a separate webpage however their main school webpage is:  http://www.hpa.edu/ .   They have already starting school so check the calendar for the schedule.

MARC (Maui ARC) new website is:  http://www.kh6rs.org/ .  It looks really good!  Their regular meeting is on the second Wednesday of each month which will be October 8th at 7PM

The Maui Amateur Radio License Examination Schedule has been updated for 2014.  Persons planning to take an Amateur Radio license examination should pre-register at least two weeks before the scheduled exam date.  Send email to kh6h@arrl.net or call Mel, KH6H, at 808-250-4591 and leave a voice mail, including your email address.  Maui VE (volunteer examiner) sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Maui County Civil Defense Emergency Operating Center, 200 S. High Street in Wailuku.  Their next exam is Saturday, December 6, 2014

MARC (Marianas ARC of Guam) has an updated website.   http://www.ah2g.net/

Tuesday October 7 will be the next meeting. This will be at the usual time and place, 7:00 p.m. at the KSTO studio on Nimitz Hill. We have had several new members join recently, please come meet our new Hams.  If you would like to take an Amateur Radio exam or have questions, call Mike Wendt, WH2M at 671-477-6737.  Testing is by appointment and normally takes place before the monthly meeting about 5PM.    Hafa Adai from Guam where Americas Day begins.  

There is another website with Guam information however it is out of date.  MARIANA ISLANDS DX ASSOCIATION NH2DX.  It does have some really nice pictures on its slideshows. 

W1AW/KH6 was on the air for one week starting February fifth from various locations around the state. Hawaii will be on the air again starting Dec 17 for one more week.  Contact KH6LC if you want to participate. 

 Kona Amateur Radio Society (KARS) webpage is:  http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/~veillet/hwars.html.  KARS has changed its meeting date.  It now meets on the forth Sunday which is Sunday October 26th

 from 2 to 5 PM at the south end of Wawaloli Beach Park at NELHA.  For questions please contact Van NH7IT at 808-345-5008 or e-mail NH7IT@arrl.net  . Please bring a favorite dish to share.

 In addition to the regular KARS monthly meeting we will now have a (HAM) breakfast at 808 Grindz restaurant in Kopika Plaza on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8:30am.  All club members and guest are welcome to attend this informal gathering. For additional information contact Stuart KH7DX at 808-896-1290 or see their website. 

 The Kauai ARC website is:  http://www.kauaiarc.org/   See webpage for details of all events and a map.  Kauai Amateur Radio Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM which is October 6th.  Your SM was able to attend last months meeting.

 Please don’t forget the Saturday breakfast at The Feral Pig (formerly The Tiki Room and Main Street Diner) located in Harbor Mall at Nawiliwili. Folks begin arriving around 0730. Remember to get your parking ticket validated (while the attendant is hardly ever there for Saturday breakfast, it's a good idea to validate just in case).  

 The Emergency ARC website is:  http://earchi.org/event_listing.html    EARC normally meets on the 3rd Tuesday at 7PM at the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Branch 46, located at 891 Valkenburgh St.   (Parking is always tight).  The next meeting is still scheduled for October 21.  (Tuesday)

Since the EARC Swap meet was canceled due to Hurricane Ana we are unsure of the rescheduled date. Check the website or call an officer for more information on the swap meet.

 Special testing sessions may be set up by inquiring with KH6MEI.

 The Honolulu ARC website address is: http://ham.aditl.com/harc .  HARC meets on the 3rd Saturday at 9:00 AM on odd months (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, and Nov).  They are now meeting at Monterey Bay Cannery which overlooks the watercress farm on the west side of the shopping center.  There is lots of free parking and it is easy to reach.  Their next breakfast is November 15th.

 The Koolau ARC website is: http://www.karc.net/ .  They meet on the second Saturday at 9:30 AM. At Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden Park in Kaneohe.  This will be October 11th.

 The Waikiki ARC seems to have only the ARRL club listing website at:

 http://www.arrl.org/Groups/view/waikiki-amateur-radio-club/type:club .

 The ARRL web-page contains the club information.  They meet every Tue at 7AM for breakfast at the Monterey Cannery at 98-1005 Moanalua Road, Unit FSI in Aiea. 

 The Big Island ARC website is: www.biarc.net .   They meet at 2PM on the 2nd Saturday Monthly at 2 PM at the Keaau Community Center.  Their next meeting is canceled as members will be going to Waimea for the Big Island Swap meet.  Contact Milt, AH6I, at 965-6471 for more information about testing. 

 The Hilo ARC:  They meet daily 6:30-8:30 AM at Jack in the Box Hilo.  This club is the oldest on the Island of Hawaii however there was a break in existence of several years until former Section Manager Dean

 Manley, KH6B and several others reactivated it.  They also sponsor the Council of Radio Club which meets once monthly.  Please contact Dean for more information.  

 The South Point ARC or “SPARC” meets on the first Sunday at Noon at Manuka State park.  They are not affiliated with ARRL.  They don’t have a website (yet).

 The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) has applied for ARRL affiliation.  They will be considered during the next meeting of the ARRL Board of Directors.  Their website is: http://perchawaii.com/   their regular monthly meeting is now going to be held on the 4th Saturday of each month at 10:00AM at the Hilo Coffee Mill.

 There has been no news from The American Samoa Radio club or Molokai Club in recent times.

 The Civil Defense Amateur Radio Club’s (Honolulu) mission is to provide ARRL Volunteer Examiner testing services for amateur radio operators and test takers residing on the island of Oahu. The goal is to continually build up the pool of available emergency communicators available during times of emergency.  Testing is usually on the third Wednesday of selected months at 6:30 PM however contact Ray Moody, AH6LT moody at: hawaii.edu or phone 941-9239.  Advance registration is required to pass building security at the Red Cross building.  The next exam is listed as Nov 19 at American Red Cross HQ at Diamond Head Road at 6:30 pm.

 Cal-Pac RC upgraded the Mauna Loa site antennas and took the six meter beacon off the air.  It will be back shortly however it has not been decided if it will be put back at Mauna Loa.  The picture of the KH6HME memorial brick at ARRL HQ is in the photo files at the bottom of the Pacific Section website along with other pictures of the Mauna Loa site.  The brick was donated by BIARC member Chuck McConnell, W6DPD of Fresno. 

 Ron Hashiro has the most complete report of the actions of Hams.  We refer you to his website which is: 

 http://www.qsl.net/ah6rh/am-radio/in-hawaii.html  

 His website is extensive with many subsections so to get to the “meat” go to:

 http://www.qsl.net/ah6rh/am-radio/hawaii/ts-iselle-after-action-report-v1.pdf

 

REPEAT OR REFERENCE INFORMATION:

The Pacific Section webpage is:  http://www.arrl.org/Groups/view/pacific-section.  It now contains this

SM report.  Each affiliated club should fill in an activities report to ARRL at least once every year.  For more information go to:  http://www.arrl.org/club-update .  Your SM is always looking for news

so be sure to update him too.  Even if your group is not ARRL affiliated, send a report.   If you have notable activities send along a jpeg picture and description (please).  At the bottom of the Pacific

Section webpage is a picture gallery.

Hawaii's Official Amateur Radio Repeater Coordination Site is: http://www.hawaiirepeaters.net/

Ron Hashiro’s webpage always has a good collection of news of local happenings.  See:

http://www.qsl.net/a/ah6rh/am-radio/in-hawaii.html .  There is a new feature telling about the history of the early repeaters in Hawaii especially Diamond Head 146.88.  Go to Ron’s page and click on The EARC Diamond Head 146.28/146.88 MHz Repeater

 

Pacific Officials