Hawaii Ham establish emergency radio comms & send reports U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) via Winlink.

Great ShakeOut - This was an exercise to test the ability of volunteer Amateur Radio operators (HAMS) to establish emergency radio communications and send in reports to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) via Winlink.



Short video of the drill.


HAMS can now contribute to a more robust delivery mechanism for critical seismic intensity reports after major earthquakes through the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Did You Feel It? (DYFI) system.


The Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®)  hosted this exercise.


The exercise was based on a real earthquake that occurred last year off of the Big Island and was felt throughout the State of Hawaii. However, this exercise scenario will be located inland, in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The simulation will be a 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurring at 8:55 a.m. HST resulting in various damages on the Big Island and felt throughout the State of Hawaii. No simulated local tsunami was generated.


The exercise objectives for Hawaii hams with Winlink capability:

  • Submit one DYFI report to the USGS with a cc: to planners
  • Submit within only one hour, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. HST 
  • In the Additional Comments box at the bottom of the form, please indicate how you are submitting the report via what mode, which gateway, and your callsign.
  • ave fun learning.

The USGS DYFI form can be found in Winlink Express: click on Message, click on New Message, click on Select Template, under Standard Templates, scroll down to USGS, then click on USGS DYFI.txt.


The DYFI form is attached below.

Mode to be use will be VARA FM, VARA HF, Packet, Pactor, or Telnet.

We hope those with Winlink capability will be able to participate in this easy exercise. It should take less than ten minutes to complete.


In a real earthquake, remember to duck, cover and hold on!

An example DYFI form can be found here: DYFI_example_form


For More see:  https://www.usgs.gov/publications/amateur-radio-operators-help-fill-earthquake-donut-holes

Tiki’s 20 Year Anniversary ~ A Community Benefit - TV Promo Spot Michael & Ronnie

Tiki’s 20 Year Anniversary ~ A Community Benefit

Sunday, October 16th, 5-9 PM   

Celebrating 20 Years of Fun, Food, Drinks & Service with Aloha 


Benefiting: Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative and The Hawaii Food Bank

$20 per ticket with 100% of ticket price going directly to the charities

SAME PRICE AS OUR OPENING PARTY 20 YEARS AGO

Heavy Pupus Menu, Drink Tickets, and Entertainment included, plus 3 hours of free valet parking

Location: Tiki’s Grill & Bar, 3rd floor of the Aston Waikiki Beach

$8000+ Raised by Nicolas Escobar by going up and down Koko Crater 40 times.

MENTAL FEAT FOR MENTAL HEALTH A Fundraiser by Nicolas Escobar for Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi August 24, 2022 at Koko Crater Congratulations Nicolas on an epic climb!


 Your perseverance, motivation, and voice lent to supporting mental health efforts and ending stigma for those in need has truly been felt throughout our community. On August 24, 2022, Nicolas @esconik exceeded his goal of going up and down Koko Crater 37 times by completing a total of 40 repeats. He inspired everyone who heard about and followed his journey with each step he took. 

 Nicolas is a foodrunner at Tiki's Grill & Bar his Tiki's Ohana donated $2770 to Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi to support his efforts!
 Nicolas efforts resulted in over $8000 + in donations to Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi @mhahawaii.

 If you would still like to be a part of this adventure, you can still donate to this fundraiser by clicking on: http://mentalhealthhawaii.org/mental-feat-for-mental-health/ Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID #: 99-0076458 Mahalo to @niiimz_ @mhahawaii @esconik  

#mha #mensmentalhealth #kokohead #everesting #mentalfeatformentalhealth #trailrunning #kokohead #kokocrater #waikikivibes #hawaii #hawaiitag #hik3beasthawaii #runhappy #BeWhoYouAre #tikisohana #donations #Kokua  @tikisgrill 

KH6ML Map & Log Summary 2022 Hawaii QSO Party - Mahalo to all!!

Hawaii QSO Party
 

(HQP) 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. Some common questions: * Grid Squares are allowed instead of QTH name IF the mode does not allow QTH names to be logged. Party hosted  on 26-28 August 2022 hawaiiqsoparty.org

KH6ML Map & Log Summary

 

Video KHON & Info for Makani ‘Ino Hurricane Drill July 16, 2022

VIDEO -  KHON2 NEWS VIDEO Hurricane Emergency Communications Drill 2022 Makani ‘Ino - Amateur Radio Operator HAM


The Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) training EXERCISE will take place on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, from 9 am to noon.

SIGN UP for Makani ‘Ino Hurricane Drill July 16, 2022.  -Sign up today https://hawaiiares.net/

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

Hams interested in participating are requested to pre-register at http://HawaiiARES.Net.

SIGN UP for Makani Ino Hurricane Drill July 16, 2022

SIGN UP for Makani ‘Ino Hurricane Drill July 16, 2022


Sign up today https://forms.gle/DPc86fYLyzDJo2xR6


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

Tiki's Grill & Bar helps donate $3,144.50 to Hawai'i Foodbank!

Tiki's Grill & Bar helps donate $3,144.50 to Hawai'i Foodbank!


As Hawai'i continues to welcome back large gatherings and events, sometimes last-minute cancellations are unavoidable. This was the case for Procter & Gamble, who, unfortunately, had to cancel their corporate dinner just days before the event. Fortunately, for Hawaii Foodbank, Tiki's Grill & Bar, along with the help of Procter & Gamble, found a unique opportunity to give back. Although their deposit was non-refundable, Tiki's Grill & Bar offered the option to hold their credit towards a future date. Rather than choosing to receive the credit, Megan Adamson, of Procter & Gamble, shared, "We would really love to give back to the community and donate the credit to a local non-profit." Without hesitation, Tiki's Grill & Bar, Sales Manager, Jenni Liu, knew exactly which non-profit to suggest and through this partnership, a total of $3,144.50 was donated to Hawai'i Foodbank!