POTA Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area K-6416 14 contacts in about a hours KH6ML 4.20.2022 time

Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area  Park K-6416 Daily 7:00am to 7:45pm    
https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/waahila-ridge-state-recreation-area/

Wildland picnicking on a Norfolk Island pine-forested ridge with fine views of Manoa and Palolo valleys. Enjoy hardy family hiking in the forest reserve.

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Rig 100w ICOM 706mIIg with a tuner

CHAMELEON ANTENNA CHA HYBRID Antenna Base - with a 73-foot wire about 18 feet in the air and a 25-foot elevated counterpoise in the trees 12 feet in the air with 25 feet of coax.


Rig 100w ICOM 706mIIg with a tuner and a Bioenno Power Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery Model BLF-1212A 12V 12Ah battery.

CHAMELEON ANTENNA CHA HYBRID Antenna Base - with a 73-foot wire about 18 feet in the air and a 25-foot elevated counterpoise in the trees 12 feet in the air with 25 feet of coax.



Hours

 Daily 7:00am to 7:45pm

Entrance Fee None
Trail Names

Description

Wildland picnicking on a Norfolk Island pine-forested ridge with fine views of Manoa and Palolo valleys. Enjoy hardy family hiking in the forest reserve.


Molokai DX - 80-6M 100W HF Ham Radio Antenna OCF Off-Center Fed Dipole



This is one of the 3 antennas used on our Holiday DX Peditions on Molokai, in the Hawaiian Islands. Stayed up for 7 days. Used for sending HF Winlink emails, FT-8 and SSB phone/voice contacts for both NVIS in the island and DX. This was great for switching bands and checking propagation very fast. I used more for 40m and 80m as the other antenna was Vertical I would switch on don't 10m, 20m, 15m. We hung it about 20 feet in the air. The center-hung from a ironwood tree and the to ends were hung around coconut trees. Using Bungee Cords and 8" Canopy/Tarp Ball Ties and paracord rope. Once the loops around the coconut trees had tension, they were pushed up with a random bamboo pole that had washed up with high tide. This info is from N9SAB the maker of the Antenna. 80-6M 100W HF Ham Radio Antenna OCF Off-Center Fed Dipole Integrated 4:1 matching transformer with a UHF SO239 his antenna requires a tuner. The antenna is an 80 Meter half-wave dipole fed 1/3 of the distance from the end. This raises the feed-point impedance to approximately 200 ohms. To compensate, the antenna is equipped with a 4:1 Ruthroff -style voltage balun (impedance matching transformer) embedded between the UHF female connector and the 18 AWG UL1007 elements. The transformer uses one (1) FT140-43 ferrite toroid. The result is a highly functional OCF dipole for use on 80 through 6 meters. Parts and connections have been weather proofed using marine-grade, adhesive-lined double-walled polyolefin shrink tubing Weighs under 20oz. (566 grams) 47 feet in length, the other approximately 83 feet It fits easily into a pocket. What is Winlink? It works all over the world, all the time, and requires no infrastructure other than that provided by amateur radio operators themselves. As a result, many emergency planners see Winlink as a crucial backup when all else has failed. The Winlink has a large library of forms that allow hams to enter information or transmit messages in the specific format needed by whichever agencies are involved in a particular emergency event. We invite you check out more info Hawaii ARES - https://hawaiiares.net http://www.earchi.org/education/ Emergency Amateur Radio Club - Hawaii would like to assist Oahu residents in obtaining or upgrading their FCC Amateur Radio licenses. An amateur radio operator is someone who uses equipment at an amateur radio station to engage in two-way personal communications with other amateur operators on radio frequencies assigned to the amateur radio service. Amateur radio operators have been granted an amateur radio license by a governmental regulatory authority after passing an examination on applicable regulations, electronics, radio theory, and radio operation. As a component of their license, amateur radio operators are assigned a call sign that they use to identify themselves during communication. Amateur radio operators are also known as radio amateurs or hams. The term "ham" is a nickname for amateur radio operators.

Venison & Colcannon Shepherd's Pie - Chef Ronnie w/ Grace Lee on TV - Hawaii News Now

Cooking up Molokai Venison & Colcannon Shepherd's Pie Grace Lee and Chef Ronnie have some fun! Hawaii News Now



Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
808-923-8454          www.tikisgrill.com





 

 

 

 

South America 1Øm Contest from Molokai 2022


South America 10m contest  http://sa10m.com.ar/wp/en-home/ is the competition that encourages amateur radio world to beam their antennas toward South America.
That’s the organizing team goal.
The mission is to achieve a fun event and improve, year after year, the operational ability of the participants.
We hope that you enjoy it and that 28MHz propagation conditions, along with the enthusiasm of the participants, do to achieve our goals.



This was a fun contest! I was operating from Molokai on a DX Holiday! Using IC-7300 and mainly a Rob KH6RX Vertical push up mast.

QSO: 28407 SS 2022-03-13 0000 KH6ML         59  31     TI5VWR        59  7      
QSO: 28446 SS 2022-03-13 0009 KH6ML         59  31     PU4MDO        59  11      
QSO: 28483 SS 2022-03-13 0018 KH6ML         59  31     CD2JUW        59  12      
QSO: 28455 SS 2022-03-13 0021 KH6ML         59  31     LU9HVR        59  13      
QSO: 28480 SS 2022-03-13 0025 KH6ML         59  31     LU4DJB        59  15      
QSO: 28320 SS 2022-03-13 0036 KH6ML         59  31     XE1CKJ        59  6      
QSO: 28498 SS 2022-03-13 0045 KH6ML         59  31     LW8DLF        59  13      
QSO: 28492 SS 2022-03-13 0048 KH6ML         59  31     LT9H          59  13      
QSO: 28485 SS 2022-03-13 0054 KH6ML         59  31     LU4JEA        59  13      
QSO: 28478 SS 2022-03-13 0056 KH6ML         59  31     PY3LX         59  11      
QSO: 28447 SS 2022-03-13 0116 KH6ML         59  31     LU1JHF        59  13      
QSO: 28505 SS 2022-03-13 0123 KH6ML         59  31     CE6CGX        59  12

2022 Winter Field Day


Winter Field Day https://www.winterfieldday.com/

Amateur radio operators are also known as radio amateurs or hams. The term "ham" is a nickname for amateur radio operators. 

Purpose Mission Statement: To foster Ham camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on the air, outdoor fun in the midst of winter for American, Canadian, and DX Hams. 

When: Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday. 

https://pota.app/#/park/K-2211  Heeia State Park

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Winter Field Day Association
 Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.
​ We believe, as do the ARES & RACES organizations, that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of Winter Field Day will enhance those already important skills of those that who generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFD is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide.
 Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. WFDA's goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the spring, summer, fall and winter Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach  out to the emergency service groups that offer their services.
 If you are serious about emergency communications as we are; we welcome you to join us for our yearly event. We are sure you will find this event a pleasant change and challenge to that of a normal summer time field day.

An amateur radio operator is someone who uses equipment at an amateur radio station to engage in two-way personal communications with other amateur operators on radio frequencies assigned to the amateur radio service. Amateur radio operators have been granted an amateur radio license by a governmental regulatory authority after passing an examination on applicable regulations, electronics, radio theory, and radio operation. As a component of their license, amateur radio operators are assigned a call sign that they use to identify themselves during communication.

Extended, the dipole is cut for the 80 meter band with one element approximately 47 feet in length, the other approximately 83 feet. It can be used in any of the standard dipole configurations, flat-top, inverted V, sloper, vertical dipole, wire vertical w/counterpoise, etc. but the patterns achieved through different configurations are not the same as with a classic half-wave dipole in a standard configuration.

http://www.earchi.org/education/ Emergency Amateur Radio Club - Hawaii would like to assist Oahu residents in obtaining or upgrading their FCC Amateur Radio licenses.

Here is my log

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
Created-By:
CONTEST: WFD
CALLSIGN: KH6ML
CLUB:  
LOCATION: KANEOHE, HI
ARRL-SECTION: PAC
CATEGORY: 1O
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
SOAPBOX: 500 points for not using commercial power
SOAPBOX: 500 points for setting up outdoors
SOAPBOX: 500 points for setting up away from home
SOAPBOX: BONUS Total 1500
CLAIMED-SCORE: 1534
OPERATORS: KH6ML
NAME: Michael Miller
ADDRESS: 44-096 Keaalau Place
ADDRESS-CITY: Kaneohe
ADDRESS-STATE: HI
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 96744
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: HAWAII
EMAIL: KH6ML808@GMAIL.COM
QSO:  7088 PH 2022-01-29 2217 KH6ML    2O   PAC AH6J         1H PAC      
QSO:  7088 PH 2022-01-29 2220 KH6ML         2O     PAC KK6GM        1H PAC
QSO:  7088 PH 2022-01-29 2222 KH6ML         2O     PAC NH6DV        1H PAC        
QSO: 14268 PH 2022-01-29 2301 KH6ML         2O     PAC KO4SB        1H AL    
QSO: 14268 PH 2022-01-29 2307 KH6ML         2O     PAC N6GR         1H NM          
QSO: 14268 PH 2022-01-29 2320 KH6ML         2O     PAC K7PAC        1H OR  
QSO: 14268 PH 2022-01-29 2341 KH6ML         2O     PAC K7RKO        1H NV  
QSO: 14268 PH 2022-01-30 0013 KH6ML         2O     PAC AL7KC        1H AK  
QSO: 14268 PH 2022-01-30 0023 KH6ML         2O     PAC KD7ZPP       1H NV  
QSO: 14268 PH 2022-01-30 0023 KH6ML         2O     PAC W6TDX        1O OR
QSO: 14268 PH 2022-01-30 0032 KH6ML         2O     PAC KF6IDK       1O SJV  
QSO:   144 FM 2022-01-30 0040 KH6ML         2O     PAC KH6LT        1O PAC          
QSO:   144 FM 2022-01-30 0044 KH6ML         2O     PAC WH6GPZ       1H PAC
QSO: 14268 PH 2022-01-30 0051 KH6ML         2O     PAC W0SJE        1H CO  
QSO:   144 FM 2022-01-30 0433 KH6ML         2O     PAC N1VA         1H PAC    
QSO:   144 FM 2022-01-30 0441 KH6ML         2O     PAC WH6DWF       2H PAC        
QSO:   144 FM 2022-01-30 0450 KH6ML         2O     PAC KH6GG        2H PAC    
END-OF-LOG:

Large volcanic eruption near Tonga (Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano) today as seen from outer space.

1.14.2022: Large volcanic eruption near Tonga (Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano) today as seen from outer space. Shown on visible imagery using the Himawari satellite. #hiwx #tsunami #earthquake

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 7 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HONOLULU HI 640 AM HST SAT JAN 15 2022

TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI ADVISORY SUPPLEMENT

A TSUNAMI ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

A VOLCANIC ERUPTION OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0627 PM HST 14 JAN 2022 COORDINATES - 20.5 SOUTH 175.4 WEST LOCATION - TONGA

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

TSUNAMI WAVE OSCILLATIONS ACROSS THE STATE OF HAWAII CONTINUE TO DIMINISH BUT ARE NOT YET ALL BELOW TSUNAMI ADVISORY LEVEL.

THE FOLLOWING LIST PROVIDES MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES SO FAR ON GAUGES ACROSS THE ENTIRE PACIFIC.

GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER ------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- ----- CHICHIJIMA JP 27.1N 142.2E 1344Z 0.74M / 2.4FT 14MIN VODOPADNAYA RU 51.7N 158.0E 1434Z 0.45M / 1.5FT 12MIN KUSHIRO JP 43.0N 144.4E 1411Z 0.40M / 1.3FT 42MIN TOSASHIMIZU SHIKOKU 32.8N 133.0E 1537Z 0.93M / 3.0FT 30MIN OMAEZAKI HONSHU JP 34.6N 138.2E 1526Z 0.71M / 2.3FT 22MIN EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 1530Z 0.32M / 1.0FT 04MIN DART 46403 52.7N 156.8W 1431Z 0.06M / 0.2FT 14MIN DART 46409 55.3N 148.6W 1520Z 0.04M / 0.1FT 14MIN DUTCH HBR UNALASKA 53.9N 166.5W 1452Z 0.09M / 0.3FT 36MIN KING COVE AK 55.1N 162.3W 1449Z 0.32M / 1.1FT 16MIN ATKA AK 52.2N 174.2W 1358Z 0.22M / 0.7FT 20MIN NIKOLSKI AK 52.9N 168.9W 1528Z 0.36M / 1.2FT 12MIN LIHOU REEF AU 17.1S 152.1E 1241Z 0.12M / 0.4FT 14MIN GOLD COAST SAND BYP 27.9S 153.4E 1135Z 0.70M / 2.3FT 42MIN PORT KEMBLA AU 34.5S 150.9E 1206Z 0.39M / 1.3FT 32MIN TWOFOLD BAY AU 37.1S 149.9E 1205Z 0.67M / 2.2FT 48MIN SPRING BAY AU 42.5S 147.9E 1041Z 0.35M / 1.1FT 70MIN HIVA OA MARQUESAS 9.8S 139.0W 1026Z 0.53M / 1.8FT 12MIN NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1055Z 0.67M / 2.2FT 12MIN HANALEI HI 22.2N 159.5W 1233Z 0.82M / 2.7FT 14MIN KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 1228Z 0.83M / 2.7FT 20MIN RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 1038Z 0.21M / 0.7FT 14MIN HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 0813Z 0.53M / 1.8FT 12MIN NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 1118Z 0.15M / 0.5FT 04MIN GISBORNE EASTLAND N 38.7S 178.0E 1141Z 0.68M / 2.2FT 42MIN KAWAIHAE HAWAII 20.0N 155.8W 1132Z 0.37M / 1.2FT 10MIN HONOKOHAU HI 19.7N 156.0W 1145Z 0.34M / 1.1FT 10MIN HALEIWA HI 21.6N 158.1W 1138Z 0.70M / 2.3FT 10MIN HONOLULU OAHU 21.3N 157.9W 1112Z 0.12M / 0.4FT 14MIN BARBERS PT HI 21.3N 158.1W 1135Z 0.19M / 0.6FT 04MIN MAKAI PIER WAIMANAL 21.3N 157.7W 1128Z 0.28M / 0.9FT 10MIN HILO HAWAII 19.7N 155.1W 0929Z 0.10M / 0.3FT 16MIN NAWILIWILI KAUAI 22.0N 159.4W 1057Z 0.31M / 1.0FT 12MIN HIENGHENE NEW CALED 20.7S 164.9E 0910Z 0.45M / 1.5FT 10MIN VANUATU 17.8S 168.3E 0924Z 1.41M / 4.6FT 20MIN RAROTONGA CK 21.2S 159.8W 0853Z 0.90M / 3.0FT 02MIN GREAT BARRIER IS NZ 36.2S 175.5E 0849Z 0.70M / 2.3FT 10MIN OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 0902Z 0.44M / 1.4FT 40MIN KINGSTON NORFOLK IS 29.1S 168.0E 0840Z 0.78M / 2.6FT 10MIN LUGANVILLE VU 15.5S 167.2E 0826Z 0.37M / 1.2FT 24MIN OUINNE NEW CALEDONI 22.0S 166.7E 0826Z 1.13M / 3.7FT 08MIN THIO NEW CALEDONIA 21.6S 166.2E 0819Z 0.57M / 1.9FT 20MIN LIFOU NEW CALEDONIA 20.9S 167.3E 0746Z 0.89M / 2.9FT 16MIN EAST CAPE NZ 37.6S 178.2E 0834Z 0.26M / 0.8FT 08MIN DART401002 29.7S 175.0W 0542Z 0.10M / 0.3FT 28MIN DART401001 36.0S 177.7W 0612Z 0.07M / 0.2FT 24MIN SUVA VITI LEVU FJ 18.1S 178.4E 0633Z 0.26M / 0.9FT 18MIN DART401003 23.4S 173.4W 0442Z 0.12M / 0.4FT 42MIN NUKUALOFA TO 21.1S 175.2W 0516Z 0.82M / 2.7FT 06MIN PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 0531Z 0.62M / 2.0FT 16MIN APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 0551Z 0.17M / 0.5FT 18MIN

LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH) LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST) TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME) AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL. IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT. VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT). PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

NOTE - DART MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM THE DEEP OCEAN AND THEY ARE GENERALLY MUCH SMALLER THAN WOULD BE COASTAL MEASUREMENTS AT SIMILAR LOCATIONS.

EVALUATION

TSUNAMI WAVES THAT CAN BE A HAZARD TO SWIMMERS AND BOATERS AS WELL AS TO PERSONS NEAR THE SHORE AT BEACHES AND IN HARBORS AND MARINAS ARE NOW AFFECTING THE STATE OF HAWAII. THIS HAZARD COULD CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THE SITUATION IS BEING MONITORED CLOSELY AND THE ADVISORY WILL END WHEN THE HAZARD HAS PASSED.

FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED.

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