tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:/posts Mahalo Michael 2023-02-07T20:55:05Z Mahalo Michael tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1938330 2023-02-07T20:55:05Z 2023-02-07T20:55:05Z Hawaii News Now -Tiki's 2023 Valentine's Day
 

VALENTINE’S DAY 2023 Make your reservation at www.tikisgrill.com $79 Appe-teasers For Two Crispy Kissing Coconut Shrimp, “Sweet & Spicy” Sauce Beet-ing Heart Beet Hummus, Truffle, Crudites “A Toast to Us” Ahi Tartare Avocado Toast Cuddly Watermelon Salad, Dijon Vinaigrette, Feta Choice of Entree MACADAMIA NUT CRUSTED ISLAND FISH Macadamia nuts & panko, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, basil cream, asparagus, roasted grape tomatoes. TEPPANYAKI PACIFIC PINK SNAPPER Moloka‘i potatoes, Kahuku sea asparagus poke, citrus ube sauce, kabayaki. TRUFFLE-YAKI SALMON Teriyaki grilled, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, Kahumana baby bok choy & rice wine nori sauce, ginger coral. THAI SHRIMP PUTTANESCA Thai-style San Marzano tomato sauce, capers, kalamata olives, Kahumana Farms fresh tatsoi, linguine. VEGAN PASTA PRIMAVERA Linguine tossed in San Marzano tomato sauce & balsamic roasted garden vegetables, fresh tatsoi. COCONUT CHICKEN Half chicken, spice-brined and fried with golden rice, island long beans, papaya salad, macadamia nuts, and coconut chili sauce. GUAVA GLAZED BABY BACK RIBS Full-rack of baby back ribs with guava barbecue sauce, served with sidewinder fries. FORK TENDER BEEF SHORT RIBS Fork tender, 8oz braised beef short ribs, tarragon scalloped potatoes, housemade fukujinzuke. SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB* 14oz, creamy horseradish, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, au jus. VALENTINES SURF & TURF 99$ Sous vide Petit Filet Mignon & Tristan Lobster Tail, Roasted Maui Pineapple & Bacon Brussels Sprouts Dessert SNUGGLY DIVINE CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE raspberry coulis, locally crafted vanilla gelato Twitter: @tikisgrill Instagram: @tikisgrill, @chefronnie Facebook: Tiki’s Grill & Bar Hashtags #tikisgrill #PR #

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1936241 2023-02-02T03:22:16Z 2023-02-02T03:22:17Z Halau O Na Pua Kukui Came Together for a Good Cause: A Kalua Pig Fundraiser

Halau O Na Pua Kukui Came Together for a Good Cause: A Kalua Pig Fundraiser

Halau O Na Pua Kukui, a traditional Hawaiian dance group, had come together for a special fundraiser. The goal of this event was to raise funds for the hula halau's upcoming performances and to preserve the traditions of Hawaiian dance and culture.

The highlight of this fundraiser was the sale of kalua pig, a traditional Hawaiian dish made by slow roasting pig in an underground oven called an imu. From cutting the hard Kiave wood and splitting it, Digging the pit, cutting of the banana stocks and Ti leafs, and backing and salting the pig with Pa‘aka Hawaiian Sea salt.

The kalua pig being sold at this fundraiser was made with the utmost care and attention to detail, ensuring that each bite was bursting with flavor and authenticity.

The hula halau had worked tirelessly to make this fundraiser a success, with each member lending their own unique skills and talents. From preparing the kalua pig to selling tickets and promoting the event, everyone was working together to make this a memorable and successful event.

This fundraiser was not just about raising funds, but it was also about sharing and promoting Hawaiian culture with family and friends and the community.

The hula halau invited everyone to come out and support this fundraiser. Not only would they be supporting a good cause, but they would also be able to enjoy delicious kalua pig and learn about Hawaiian culture and traditions.

Halau O Na Pua Kukui's kalua pig fundraiser was a unique and meaningful event that brought together a community of people who were passionate about Hawaiian dance and culture. It was a testament to the power of working together towards a common goal and preserving traditions for future generations. Uncle Ed Collier is the kumu hula of Halau O Na Pua Kukui


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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1936036 2023-02-01T20:52:42Z 2023-02-01T20:52:42Z Waikiki’s Tiki’s Restaurant: A Dining Experience to Remember - KHON2 Part Two
Tiki’s Restaurant in Waikiki is a must-visit spot for those who love good food and drinks. In this YouTube video, join the host as they explore the restaurant's menu with Chef Ronnie and Michael Miller.


To start, Chef Ronnie introduces a dish called Molokai Venison Bolognese, which is a combination of venison and pork, slow-cooked and served with pappardelle pasta. The macadamia nut fish is also highlighted, with a cauliflower risotto and Kahumana Farms purple carrots. Another standout dish is the beet salad stack, a beautiful and delicious combination of roasted beets, boursin cheese, Dijon mustard vinaigrette, and macadamia nuts. And if you're looking for a surf and turf, Tiki’s has got you covered with its braised lamb and jumbo shrimps with mustard gnocchi, pancetta, and kahumana Farms Brazen greens.

If you're in the mood for a drink, Tiki’s Restaurant has a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The 1944 Mai Tai, with its Lilikoi foam, is a must-try for those who love alcohol. For something lighter, try the Mango Tango, a refreshing drink made with fresh mango and tequila (or without tequila).

The staff at Tiki's Restaurant is also a big part of what makes the dining experience so special. Chef Ronnie and Michael talk about the team and how they contribute to the restaurant's success.

In conclusion, Tiki’s Restaurant in Waikiki is a must-visit spot for those who love good food and drinks. From the Molokai Venison Bolognese to the 1944 Mai Tai, every dish and drink is carefully crafted to provide a truly memorable dining experience. So if you're in the area, make sure to put Tiki's on your agenda.

To see Part One: Living808 at KHON2 featuring Tiki’s Grill & Bar. Mikey Monis sat down with Chef Ronnie and Michael Miller, partner and director of operations.Alex Garcia shot and produced at Tiki’s Grill & Bar. Back in the studio were host John Veneri, Kelly Simek. John, Kelly & Mikey serve up food, fashion, fitness, and a full-hour of fun on Living808! Weekdays at 9am on KHON and 8pm on KHII. @living808tv | @khonnews | @kellysimek @officialmikeymonis/ #tikisgrill #waikiki #hawaii #restaurants #communication #media
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1934501 2023-01-28T03:53:28Z 2023-01-28T03:53:29Z Living808 on KHON2 featuring Tiki’s Grill & Bar. Talking story about food, drinks and 20 years!

Living808 at KHON2 featuring Tiki’s Grill & Bar. Mikey Monis sat down with Chef Ronnie and Michael Miller, partner and director of operations.Alex Garcia shot and produced at Tiki’s Grill & Bar. Back in the studio were host John Veneri, Kelly Simek. 



John, Kelly & Mikey serve up food, fashion, fitness, and a full-hour of fun on Living808! Weekdays at 9am on KHON and 8pm on KHII. @living808tv | @khonnews | @kellysimek, @officialmikeymonis

Welcome to Tiki's Grill & Bar in Waikiki! We are a perfect spot to enjoy some delicious food, refreshing drinks and the beautiful view of the beach. We are excited to share that we are celebrating not only Valentine's Day, but also 20 years in business! That's right, Tiki's has been serving up mouth-watering dishes and providing a lively atmosphere for two decades.



As part of our anniversary celebration, we partnered with local charities such as the Hawaii FoodBank and the Hawaii Legacy Forestry Project. We donated all the money raised during our anniversary party to these organizations. It was a great day filled with live music from Kapena, Eddie Samara, and Malu Productions, as well as staff who have been with us for over 20 years and members of the community.


If you're looking to celebrate Valentine's Day with us, we have a special menu just for you! Our prefix menu includes an appetizer plate with four different items, a three-course menu, and a choice of our signature entrees. We're also offering a surf and turf option which includes local grass-fed beef and a lobster tail for an extra $20. To finish off the meal, we have a Divine fudge cake, a warm chocolate cake with locally produced gelato for dessert.


At Tiki's, we're known for having at least two to four different fresh fish options every single night, as well as our famous guava glazed ribs and short ribs. We have a wide variety of menu options to please everyone's taste buds.


Our team is made up of the partners Kelly McGill, Bill Tobin, and Michael Miller, all graduates of Hawaii. We're a locally owned and operated restaurant, and we're proud to be a part of the community. Our staff is fun, energetic and dedicated to providing the best experience for our customers.


So come on down to Tiki's Grill & Bar in the heart of Waikiki, and celebrate Valentine's Day or just enjoy a great meal with friends and family. We can't wait to see you!

Tikisgrill.com 

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1934356 2023-01-27T21:02:39Z 2023-01-27T21:05:07Z Giving Back to the University: My Experience as a Judge for Student Projects at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Being a invited to judge student projects by Dr. Jerry Agrusa, a Professor with the School of Travel Industry Management in the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is a great honor for me, as I was once a student of Dr. Jerry's back in the 90's, and I learned a lot from him. Dr. Agrusa is a highly respected and accomplished professional in the field of travel industry management, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with him and the students in his program.

As a judge for the student projects, I have the opportunity to evaluate the students' work and provide them with valuable feedback. The projects are always innovative and well-researched, and it is inspiring to see the students' passion and dedication in their chosen field. It's also a great opportunity for me to learn from the students as well, as they present their ideas and solutions.

Working with Dr. Agrusa and the students has been a great experience, and I have learned a lot from the process. Dr. Agrusa is a knowledgeable and experienced mentor and it is a pleasure to work with him. He is always available to answer any questions and provide guidance to the students, and his enthusiasm for the subject matter is contagious.

In conclusion, being invited to judge student projects by Dr. Jerry Agrusa at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is an honor for me. It is a great opportunity to give back to the University and contribute to the education and development of future leaders in the field of travel industry management. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Dr. Agrusa and the students and look forward to continuing to be involved in this way.

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1933940 2023-01-26T21:39:34Z 2023-01-26T21:40:41Z 2022 Valentine’s Day Dinner at Tiki;s Grill & Bar

Tiki's Grill & Bar in Waikiki offers a unique and romantic dining experience for Valentine's Day with two packages to choose from, including a three-course dinner with options from our main menu, free valet parking and live local music, as well as an upgraded package with added perks such as a glass of bubbles, a rose, chocolates and preferred seating with potential ocean view. Don't miss out, make your reservations early on our website, TikisGrill.com.

Valentine’s Day Dinner 

Valentine’s three course dinner menu Tiki’s standard restaurant seating (indoors and outdoors) $59++ / $72.4 per person inclusive price

Premiere Valentine’s Day Package 

  • Valentine’s three course dinner menu
  • Glass of Bubbles & long-stemmed rose per person/chocolates
  • Preferred seating - weather pending, ocean view tables (18 tables)
  • *Limited packages available - -  $99++ / $121.49 per person inclusive price

Chef Ronnie Nasuti’s Valentine’s Day Three Course Menu

Appe-teasers - You get all of these items! 

  • Crispy Kissing Coconut Shrimp, “Sweet & Spicy” Sauce
  • Beet-ing Heart Beet Hummus, Truffle, Crudites
  • “A Toast to Us” Ahi Tartare Avocado Toast
  • Watermelon Salad, Dijon Vinaigrette, Feta

♡♡

Choice of Signature Tiki’s Entree 

-or-

Specialty Surf & Turf Entree (+$20)

♡♡♡

Divine Chocolate Fudge Cake - raspberry coulis, locally crafted vanilla gelato


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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1933570 2023-01-26T01:11:25Z 2023-01-26T04:59:56Z Tiki's Grill & Bar Named One of Oahu's Most Booked Restaurants by OpenTable and KHON2
We couldn't be more excited to be featured on OpenTable and KHON2 as one of the top 10 most booked restaurants on Oahu! This is a huge honor for us, and we are grateful to be considered among the best restaurants on the island.

At Tiki's Grill & Bar, we pride ourselves on our ocean views, fresh fish, and live music. Our menu is extensive, with plenty of options for everyone. Whether you're in the mood for appetizers or a main dish, we have something that will satisfy your cravings.

We are so proud to be one of the most popular restaurants in Waikiki, and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to share our food and atmosphere with locals and visitors alike. We recommend reserving a table in advance or calling and booking ahead of visiting.

Thank you OpenTable and KHON2 for the mention, and for including us in the list of the top 10 most booked restaurants on Oahu. We look forward to welcoming you to Tiki's Grill & Bar soon.

#TikisGrillBar #WaikikiRestaurant #OceanViewDining #FreshFish #LiveMusic #OpenTable #KHON2 #MostBookedRestaurants #OahuEats #HawaiiFoodie #WaikikiFoodie #TropicalDining #IslandFlavor #ParadiseEats #AlohaDining

https://www.khon2.com/hawaii-travel/list-the-10-most-booked-restaurants-on-oahu/

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Tired of going to the same restaurant for date night on Oahu? Try these restaurants located throughout the island. 


Sometimes all you need is good food, good company and a picture-perfect neighborhood to call it a good night. 

Open Table, a website that allows people to reserve a restaurant in Hawaii and other regions, came out with their list of most booked restaurants to check out on Oahu.  




Their list breaks down popularity, average price for a meal, how often it was booked and more. 

Most booked restaurants on Oahu
  1.  Deck. – Waikiki
  2.  Wolfgang’s Steak House – Waikiki
  3.  Ruscello – Honolulu
  4.  Hula Grill – Waikiki
  5.  Merriman’s – Honolulu
  6. Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Waikiki
  7. Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar – Waikiki
  8. Moku Kitchen – Honolulu
  9. Tiki’s Grill & Bar – Waikiki
  10. Mariposa at Neiman Marcus – Honolulu

For more information or to reserve a table head to Open Table’s website.  

Many restaurants listed recommend reserving a table in advance or calling and booking ahead of visiting. 
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1932927 2023-01-24T17:18:14Z 2023-01-26T04:38:25Z Aloha Street Japanese Article for at Tiki’s Grill & Bar

It was an honor to be featured in a magazine blog post for Japanese visitors coming to Hawaii. Despite the recent economic challenges, we are starting to see more and more visitors from Japan returning to Waikiki. Tiki's Grill & Bar has been a popular spot for many guests for over 20 years. Our restaurant is located across from the pool on the lobby floor, and features ocean views, fresh fish, and live music.


One of the things that makes Tiki's Grill & Bar such a special place is our staff. They truly enjoy having guests from all around the world and always go above and beyond to make sure everyone feels welcome and has a great dining experience. From the moment you step into our restaurant, you'll be greeted with warm smiles and friendly service that will make you feel right at home. Whether you're a local or a visitor from Japan, our staff will make sure you have a memorable dining experience.




●ダイニング

ティキズ グリル&バー(2階)

ロビーフロアにあるプールの向かいにあるレストラン「ティキズ グリル&バー」。店内席もありますが、おすすめは海を見渡せるテラス席!パラソルもあるので暑すぎず、海の心地よい風を感じながら食事を楽しむことができます。席の間隔もあるので、周りの目を気にせずのんびり食事ができるのも嬉しいポイントです。

 

左からハワイ78($15)、カラカウアサンセット($16)、オーシャンポーション($17)、ストロベリースクイーズ($14)、ライチマティーニ($15)、カウアイペインキラー($18)

今回、お店の方のおすすめカクテルを提供いただきました。見た目もカラフルで可愛い!私はストロベリースクイーズを飲んだのですが、アルコールもそこまで強くなく、お酒ですぐに赤くなってしまう私でも美味しく飲むことができました。カクテルにはマリブココナッツラム、ウォッカ、レモネード、ストロベリーが入っていて、ストロベリーの甘みとココナッツのほのかな香りがマッチしていました。

プラス$10払うとティキ柄のカップで提供してもらえ、なんとそのカップを無料で持ち帰ることも可能です。

  • 20

    フレッシュ・グリルド・ハワイアン・フィッシュ・サンドイッチ($20)

  • 29

    グアバ・グレーズド・ベビーバックリブ($29)

  • 15

    カルビ・モロカイ・ベニソン・ギョウザ($15)

  • 16

    ココナッツシュリンプ($16)

  • 14

    キアヴェ・スモークド・マリンディップ($14)

  • 15

    アイランド・ウォーターメロン・サラダ($15)

  • アペタイザーからメインまで、食事メニューも充実しています。この日のフレッシュ・グリルド・ハワイアン・フィッシュ・サンドイッチのお魚は、ヘビ(ハワイ語でメカジキの一種)。タロ芋を使用した紫のバンズに挟まった白身魚は柔らかくて食べやすく、添えてあるタルタルソースとの相性抜群。サイドのフレンチフライは時間が経ってもサクサクで、ずっと美味しくいただけました。

他にも鹿肉を使用した揚げ餃子や、ココナッツをつけてフライしたプリプリのシュリンプ、グアバを使用したバーベキューソースがかかったバックリブなど、一手間加えたユニークなメニューが盛りだくさん。みんなでシェアして色々なメニューを味わってみるのがおすすめです。


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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1933991 2023-01-14T22:00:00Z 2023-01-26T23:28:39Z From Tiki's Grill & Bar to the ICU: Gigi's Journey from Hospitality to Healthcare
Gigi, a former employee at Tiki's Grill & Bar, recently landed a job as an RN in the ICU at UCLA. In an interview with the restaurant, she shared her thoughts on how working in the hospitality industry, particularly at Tiki's, relates to her career in nursing.

Gigi believes that the restaurant industry, and Tiki's in particular, and nursing have many similarities. During her interview at UCLA, she was asked how working at Tiki's relates to nursing, and she had plenty to say on the topic.

"Customer service, teamwork and collaboration, strong communication, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are all skills that I developed while working at Tiki's that I can apply to my nursing career," Gigi said. "Tiki's is such a busy and sought-after restaurant, and we're always on our toes 24/7. This has taught me how to use my prioritization skills, sense of urgency, and how to provide excellent customer service."

Gigi went on to explain that these skills will be crucial in her nursing career, as she will need to provide excellent patient care. She believes that working at Tiki's has provided her with a strong foundation for her nursing career.

In conclusion, Gigi believes that working in the hospitality industry, and Tiki's in particular, has a lot of similarities with the nursing profession. She believes that the skills she developed while working at Tiki's will be crucial in her nursing career and that it has provided her with a strong foundation for her nursing career.

#TikisOhana#TikisAlumni#GigiRN#ICUatUCLA#HospitalityIndustry#tikisgrill#TikisGrillandBar#NursingCareer#CustomerService#Teamwork#Collaboration#Communication#FastPacedEnvironment#Prioritization#Urgency#PatientCare#FoundationforNursing.

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1928722 2023-01-13T23:44:05Z 2023-01-26T05:09:44Z WANTED Hawaii Hams W1AW/KH6 Data Mode Hams to operated FT-8, RTTY and Other Modes

ARRL's Volunteers On the Air (VOTA) operating event.  W1AW/KH6 

WHO:  Hawaii Hams that can operate in FT-8 or other digital modes and CW & PHONE (See Bellow for More info! ( Lots of slots open!)

WHAT: Make and Log Contacts with Hams from around the world!
ARRL's Volunteers On the Air (VOTA) operating event.

Looking for HAWAII FT-8, RTTY, and Other Modes operators to volunteer to take over the callsign W1AW/KH6 for a few hours or more.

WHERE: From Your Home Station 

WHEN: February 7th, 14:00 HST to February 14th, 14:00 HST (February 8th through February 15th, UTC).

WHY:  Fun, and you get to use the W1AW/KH6  and give others a chance to get points.


 [Participants are not required to be ARRL Members. Even so, we encourage all Amateur Radio operators who are not members to consider joining the comradery with our 160,000+ current members. When joining, you'll discover support, inspiration, and advice to elevate your Amateur Radio experience.]

NEXT STEPS:

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Michael Miller - KH6ML
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1926989 2023-01-09T21:14:52Z 2023-01-09T21:14:52Z CHRIS LATRONIC from KHON2 - Morning News Interviews Michael Miller, Director of Operations / Partner of Tiki's Grill & Bar and an Elf at the 2022 Christmas Bar Hawaii
CHRIS LATRONIC from KHON2 - Morning News Interviews Michael Miller, Director of Operations / Partner of Tiki's Grill & Bar and an Elf at the 2022 Christmas Bar Hawaii


Located at the Twin Fin at 2570 Kalakaua Avenue, Tiki's Grill & Bar just celebrated its 20th year of servicing food, drinks, and fun to locals and visitors alike.

Know for it's ono local cuisine, live music, and the Christmas bar (available for a limited time). We caught up with Michael Miller, a partner at Tiki's Grill & Bar, to learn more about the restaurant's offerings. Tiki's has been open for 20 years and employs around 150 people.

On the menu, diners can expect dishes like Molokai venison gyoza, beet salad, and Ahi tataki.

And at the Christmas bar, guests can enjoy festive drinks like peppermint iced cocoa, pomegranate margarita, and butter beer (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions available). Tiki's Grill & Bar is a great spot for locals and visitors alike to experience some delicious food and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

Don't miss out on the Christmas bar – make sure to stop by before it's gone! The Christmas Bar Hawaii - Merriest Place To Celebrate The Christmas Holidays You Had Us At Merry. Are you ready!!! This is the brightest, most decorated and JOYfully over-the-top Christmas Bar yet! Follow Us On Instagram Do It For The Gram @thechristmasbarhawaii
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1891268 2022-10-16T04:33:12Z 2023-02-01T21:37:13Z Hawaii Ham establish emergency radio comms & send reports U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) via Winlink.

The Great ShakeOut was a volunteer exercise for amateur radio operators (HAMs) to test their ability to establish emergency radio communications in the event of a natural disaster. The Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service hosted the drill, which was based on a simulated 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. The exercise objective was for HAMS with Winlink capability to submit one Did You Feel It? (DYFI) report to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) via Winlink within one hour. The mode used for communication was either VARA FM, VARA HF, Packet, Pactor, or Telnet. The DYFI form could be found in the Winlink Express and submitting the report should take less than ten minutes. The USGS encourages HAMS to participate in this exercise to help provide critical seismic intensity reports in the event of a real earthquake.

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

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1889692 2022-10-12T00:31:59Z 2022-10-12T00:35:30Z 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

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1878677 2022-09-12T06:17:50Z 2023-01-27T03:27:16Z 2022 Sailboat Race! Lahaina Returns!
The 2022 Sailboat Race, also known as the Lahaina Returns, was an annual event that took place on Labor Day. The crew of 8, Mark, Kana, Amy, Mack, Michael, Levi, and Hailey, set sail on Puanani, a Beneteau 393, from Honolua Bay on Maui to finish in Kaneohe Bay.


With a length overall of 39.25ft and a beam of 13ft, we had enough crew for the task at hand. Puanani is moored at Kaneohe Yacht Club (KYC) and the crew sailed her up a few days early to be ready for the race. 

The Lahaina Return Race is an 80+ mile downwind race that starts in Honolua Bay on Maui's northwest coast and finishes in Kaneohe Bay or Honolulu's Ala Wai Harbor. The race is accompanied by an inshore regatta and a long holiday weekend in West Maui.

The crew tried to check in early on the VHF radio but had little luck as they motor sailed to Honolulu Bay. As different classes of boats started, the crew was trying to get to the bay to line up for the start. They did check in and made it to the start line as the last boat to cross.

The race takes sailors through Honolua Bay, Mokuleia Bay and Lipoa Point, which are part of an area known as the ahupuaa of Honolua, located just north of Kapalua in West Maui. 

The fleet immediately started to spread out with a few boats racing side by side doing the dance. And as Capt Mark is known to say. Don’t worry about them the are not in our class as they have no class. It sound better when he says it.

Salt spay was flying as those who were not controlling sails or driving were ask to get there weight on the high side. To help the boat plane faster.


We hit some current a lighter winds for a bit as came up on Mokuho‘oniki is an small island of off Molokai near situated nearby to the Punolohi and Kekua‘ai‘opihi. We were making good time when we hit some heavy surface currents off of Cape Hālawa. Hand Lines we deployed but no fish were caught this year!


The race down the north shore of Molokai, home to one of the most stunning natural wonders in Hawaii: the Kalaupapa Cliff and Mooula Falls. The Kalaupapa Cliff is a massive sea cliff that stretches for over 17 miles along the northern coast of Molokai and is the world's highest sea cliff, towering at over 3,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The cliffs are a sight to behold, with their rugged, jagged edges and deep crevices that have been carved by centuries of wind and waves.


Good conversation and sea shanty songs were improved and made. Our course followed the “rhumbline” that is an imaginary straight line between two marks. Downwind, this represents the shortest distance you can sail and it's generally the fastest to way to get back to the club bar to get a drink,.. So many people think its called the Run Line….

We did have some sail changes but were able to stay on course heading down wind with no tacts required. We did tear a sail as the wind was blasting on and off with massive puffs.

As the sun beat down on us and the sound of the ocean was interrupted by the Coast Guard trying to hail another boat from the fleet on Channel 16 VHF, we started to piece together what was happening. The boat in distress had lost steerage and was not able to control the rudder. Information was spotty at first, but we eventually received an updated report that they were okay and had rigged something up to sail. Later, as they got closer to land, they were able to contact the Coast Guard via cell phone. There were some tense moments while we waited for news.

As Makapu'u Point, the easternmost point on the island of Oahu, came into view, someone shouted "Land Ho!" We were all relieved and excited to see the island. 

The view of Oahu from the ocean is breathtaking and gave us a lot of time to reflect on our lives.

The crew of Puanani finished in 5th place in the K Series Standing with a corrected time of 07:17:01. Despite the challenges they faced during the race, we had a great time with friends and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Hawaii. It was a truly memorable experience.




79th Lahaina Return
Hawaii Yacht Club | September 05, 2022

X (2 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 1 race scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Saturday, September 10, 2022 7:16:13 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Corrected  1  Total Pos
1  
46666   Wasabi   538   Jim Maynard    Waikiki Yacht Club   07:16:36   1   1  
1  
2  
52052   Locomotion 2   429   John Myhre    HYC   07:17:47   2   2  
2  
 



A (16 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 1 race scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Saturday, September 10, 2022 7:17:38 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Corrected  1  Total Pos
1  
USA 39   Boomerang   548   John Spadaro    HYC   06:40:13   1   1  
1  
2  
59559   Kurrewa   591   Steven Eder    Hyc   07:06:35   2   2  
2  
3  
808   Maverick   593   Andrew Meade    Waikiki Yact Club   07:08:34   3   3  
3  
4  
356   Noa   594   Geoffrey Bourne    MBYC / WYC   07:09:04   4   4  
4  
5  
18334   One Eyed Jack   596   Suzie Grubler    MBYC   07:12:00   5   5  
5  
6  
29143   Quicksilver   594   Travis Scott    HYC   07:13:54   6   6  
6  
7  
69232   Sleeping Dragon   545   Dawson Jones    KYC   07:18:39   7   7  
7  
8  
29164   GungHo   553   Keahi Ho    MBYC   07:19:30   8   8  
8  
9  
60407   Firefly   581   Kerri Scott    HYC & WYC   07:22:04   9   9  
9  
10  
87643   Aliz’e   581   Billy Bowers    Kaneohe Yacht Club   07:33:11   10   10  
10  
11  
43   Oa Oa   583   Zachary LaPrade    LYC   07:34:46   11   11  
11  
12  
35028   Knot Right   550   Joe BARDOUCHE    HYC   07:42:17   12   12  
12  
13  
KA-806   Bondi tram   573   Kyle Kim    HYC/WYC   07:49:03   13   13  
13  
14  
   Dare Dare   581   Vanessa Cass    Hawaii Yacht Club   08:06:31   14   14  
14  
15  
156   Elara   554   Mathew McComas    Waikiki Yacht Club   08:10:36   15   15  
15  
16  
46710   malia kai   557   george withy    hawaii yacht club   08:11:43   16   16  
16  
 



B (10 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 1 race scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Saturday, September 10, 2022 7:18:22 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Corrected  1  Total Pos
1  
554   Haka   607   Ryan McCrillis    KYC   07:02:15   1   1  
1  
2  
97204   Whisper   630   Steven Stock    HYC   07:09:06   2   2  
2  
3  
USA 587   Papio   607   Peter StokKa    KYC   07:16:00   3   3  
3  
4  
63   Kolohe   619   Leah Ford    Kaneohe Yacht Club   07:20:09   4   4  
4  
5  
18786   86'd   619   JAMES CALLAHAN    Ke‘ehi Boat Club   07:36:05   5   5  
5  
6  
88   morning missile   618   James Ferrier    mbyc   07:37:01   6   6  
6  
7  
331   Genevieve   630   David Kelley    Waikiki Yacht Club   07:51:10   7   7  
7  
8  
18733   Ankle Biter   618   Dan Weyant    WYC   07:51:27   8   8  
8  
9  
0224   Reactor   651   Jade York    HYC   08:21:23   9   9  
9  
10  
57775   Mana O Ke Kai   640   Peter Plotzeneder    Ke'ehi Boat Club   08:36:53   10   10  
10  
 



K (8 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 1 race scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 6:37:29 AM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Corrected  1  Total Pos
1  
007   007   594   Eric Aakhus    Kaneohe YC   06:41:38   1   1  
1  
2  
335   R/V Aloha   603   Victor Lozano    Kaneohe Yacht Club   06:43:39   2   2  
2  
3  
1072   Lele Pono   579   Richard Osborne    Kaneohe Yacht Club   06:53:00   3   3  
3  
4  
87377   Yellow Dragon   559   Jesse Andrews    Kaneohe YC   06:59:23   4   4  
4  
5  
56133   Puanani   631   Mark Logan    Kaneohe Yacht Club   07:17:01   5   5  
5  
6  
56149   Flying Tiger   557   Peter Van De Verg    Kaneohe Yacht Club   07:17:46   6   6  
6  
7  
29152   Ho'onanea   585   David Brown    Kaneohe Yacht Club   08:01:37   7   7  
7  
8  
1149   Kai Ola   602   John Young    Kane’ohe Yacht Club   NO TIME   9/DNF   9  
8  
 



M (6 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 1 race scored

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Saturday, September 10, 2022 8:06:32 PM CDT
Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Pos Sail   Boat   Rating Skipper Yacht Club Corrected  1  Total Pos
1  
06   Illusion   -1   Peter Hershorn    Waikiki yacht Club   06:03:31   1   1  
1  
2  
44   Hokulea   -1   JOEY Cabell    Hawaii yacht club   07:16:20   2   2  
2  
3  
USA-38   Maluhia   -1   Mike Price    Kaneohe Yacht Club   07:50:08   3   3  
3  
4  
   My Way   -1   Don Engle    hyc   09:58:58   4   4  
4  
5  
N/A   Eros   -1   Matt Merrill    Hyc   10:34:02   5   5  
5  
6  
1164797   Kai Lani   -1   Edwin Barrett    Lahaina Yacht Club   10:43:42   6   6  
6  
 



Notes:
Scoring System is RRS Low Point 2021-2024.

- Finishes in [brackets] denote throwouts
- Click on race number to view detailed race information.

Information is provisional and subject to modification

To see the same race from 2011 check out this link: https://youtu.be/9meePcbI-28



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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1877922 2022-09-09T22:43:49Z 2022-09-09T22:43:49Z $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 

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1875308 2022-09-01T15:37:50Z 2022-09-01T15:37:50Z Final report & infographic for the July 16 2022 COMEX


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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1874369 2022-08-29T08:33:26Z 2022-08-29T08:33:26Z 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

 
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1845720 2022-06-23T07:05:07Z 2022-06-23T07:13:14Z 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.

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1843408 2022-06-18T00:24:47Z 2022-06-18T00:24:47Z Hawaii FoodBank Mahalo Letter to Michael Miller for Board Service 2022 ]]> Mahalo Michael tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1842266 2022-06-15T16:30:30Z 2023-02-01T21:45:52Z SIGN UP for Makani Ino Hurricane Drill July 16, 2022

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


The drill was a ham radio statewide communication exercise, utilizing voice communications and Winlink radio email to pass messages from individuals to a hub and then to a county emergency operations center. Registered participants received their Exercise Plans via email.

The drill took place on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and was open to all licensed amateur radio operators, regardless of affiliation with ARES, RACES, SKYWARN, CERT, HEALTHCOMM, or any club. Voice traffic was encouraged as not all participants had Winlink capabilities.

The drill was held in the state of Hawaii and aimed to prepare and practice using amateur radio to send messages during a catastrophic hurricane when normal communications have failed.

The drill involved the use of voice and/or digital mode, Winlink, to pass Winlink Hurricane Reports, Check Ins, Check Outs, Field Situation Reports, Damage Reports, Request for Assistance, and Shelter Reports.

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

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1839989 2022-06-08T21:44:46Z 2022-06-08T21:44:46Z 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!
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1827150 2022-05-07T15:36:09Z 2022-06-08T22:35:47Z Mahalo nui for your help in the 2022 UH Venture Competition!
Dear Coaches and Judges:

It's the end of another competition season, and we can't thank you enough for volunteering in this year's UH Venture Competition! We are truly grateful for each of you for the time, energy and guidance you provided to make this educational opportunity possible. 

As a final wrap up, I'm please to share with you: 
  • UH's news story about the competition results;
  • The video recording on our YouTube channel (we had technical difficulties during the livestream and are working on a cleaner edit); and
  • The final event digital program and the finalist insert here.
In case you missed the end, the results are:
  • 1st Place: GOALL – a language learning company that provides a web and mobile app to help adult language learners achieve their goals through customizable, scaffolded, and research-grounded task-based activities.
    Team: Ann Choe (Second Language Studies at UH Mānoa), Kristen Urada (Second Language Studies at UH Mānoa), Yang Liu (Second Language Studies at UH Mānoa), and Susanne DeVore (Second Language Studies at UH Mānoa)
  • 2nd Place: Resesio – a company that offers an automated optimization model for the construction design process, resulting in significant material and cost savings.
    Team: Mohamed Sherif (Civil Engineering at UH Mānoa), Amr Ghanem (Civil Engineering at UH Mānoa), and Mostafa Abdelhafeez (Civil Engineering at UH Mānoa)
  • 3rd Place: Ōfaga Leo Samoan Language Preschools – a company that provides immersion language education in Hawaiʻi and the U.S. Continent in which there is a high demand for childcare and preschool services in Samoan language.
    Team: John Patu, Jr. (Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization at UH Hilo) and Carmelita T. Patu (Creative Media at Windward Community College)
four people holding a large checkGoall won the 2022 UH Venture Competition. (Photo credit: Paula Ota)

A startup company helping people learn different languages is the winner of the 2022 University of Hawaiʻi Venture Competition (UHVC). GOALL (Great Online Activities for Language Learning), led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa PhD students, won a prize package of more than $34,000.

GOALL provides a web and mobile app to help adult language learners achieve their goals through customizable and research-grounded task-based activities. Its prize package includes $10,000 from title sponsors Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) and Hawaiian Electric, and more than $24,000 in in-kind prizes. Team members are Ann Choe, Kristen Urada, Yang Liu and Susanne DeVore, who are all PhD students in UH Mānoa’s Department of Second Language Studies in the College of Arts, Languages & Letters.

people looking at a person at a podiumThe final event of the UH Venture Competition was held at the American Savings Bank campus in downtown Honolulu. (Photo credit: Paula Ota)

“We are very honored to receive first place,” said Choe, GOALL’s team leader. “The whole experience was a fantastic opportunity to develop our entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. We’re grateful for PACE, our coach Jeff Hui, and those who supported GOALL all along. We can’t wait to advance GOALL to its next step.”

GOALL was one of three finalists that presented to a group of judges at UHVC’s final event held in-person on April 29 at American Savings Bank. View the event on the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship’s (PACE) YouTube channel.

UHVC is hosted annually by PACE in UH Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business to support budding entrepreneurs by providing hands-on education, mentorship and resources to students from the 10-campus UH System who wish to start a new business.

Finalists

people looking at people on a stageThe final event of the UH Venture Competition was held at the American Savings Bank campus in downtown Honolulu. (Photo credit: Paula Ota)

Resesio—a company that offers an automated optimization model for the construction design process, resulting in significant material and cost savings—won the second place prize, which includes $5,000 from HEI and Hawaiian Electric and $14,400 in in-kind prizes. Team members are UH Mānoa Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD students Mohamed Sherif, Amr Ghanem and Mostafa Abdelhafeez. Sherif and Ghanem won the 2021 UH Breakthrough Innovation Challenge and a $5,000 prize for a company called Model-C, which is focused on infrastructure simulation and optimization technology.

The third place winner was the Ōfaga Leo Preschool System, which provides immersion language education in Hawaiʻi and the continental U.S. in areas where there is a high demand for childcare and preschool services in Samoan language. The third place prize totaled more than $10,000, including a $2,500 cash prize sponsored by HiBEAM in honor of pioneer Billy Richardson. Team members are John Patu, Jr., a PhD student in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization at UH Hilo, and Carmelita T. Patu, a creative media student at Windward Community College.

These three teams reached the finals after beating out 25 other teams in two earlier rounds of competition.

“We are proud of all of the courageous teams that embarked on their entrepreneurial journey through the competition. We were pleased to see a diverse group of participants from six UH System campuses with startup ideas, ranging from geothermal energy to educational platforms to consumer products,” said PACE Executive Director Sandra Fujiyama. “This competition is not possible without the generous support of our sponsors, partners, and volunteers, for whom I am very grateful.”

“At HEI, we recognize the vital role entrepreneurs play in creating and maintaining a vibrant economy for our island state,” said Scott Seu, HEI president and CEO. “We applaud the innovative ideas and hard work of all the participants, and recognize the many mentors and professors who guided them along the way.”

In addition to cash prizes, each winning team will take home a carefully curated prize package of support services. Prize sponsors include Blue Logic Labs, HiBEAM, Hub Coworking Hawaiʻi, New Venture Pro, Pineapple Tweed and Vantage Counsel.

Outstanding student entrepreneur

Fujiyama also presented Madonna Castro Perez with PACE’s outstanding student entrepreneur of the year award for her exceptional contributions to entrepreneurial activities at the university and in the community. The law student was a member of the winning team in the 2020 competition. She has served as the vice chair of the Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund since February 2021, leading a committee of 12 students to manage the venture finance process. She served as a civil rights advocate at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi and an intern at Blue Startups.

This program is an example of UH Mānoa’s goal of Enhancing Student Success (PDF) and Excellence in Research: Advancing the Research and Creative Work Enterprise (PDF), two of four goals identified in the 2015–25 Strategic Plan (PDF), updated in December 2020.

—By Marc Arakaki


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1824319 2022-04-28T03:29:04Z 2023-02-02T01:22:22Z 2022 Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) with the City and County of Honolulu
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a protocol that was established Federal Communications Commission (FCC Part 97, Section 407) for emergency communication during disasters and crisis. RACES is a vital component of the emergency response system and has been adopted by many government agencies across the country.

The RACES protocol trains Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) volunteers, who are licensed radio amateurs, to serve their respective jurisdictions during emergencies. These volunteers are certified by civil defense agencies and are authorized to transmit on amateur radio frequencies during drills, exercises, and emergencies.

The activation of RACES volunteers is done by local, county, and state jurisdictions, and they are the only amateur radio operators authorized to transmit during declared emergencies when the President of the United States invokes the War Powers Act. This authorization is a critical aspect of emergency response and allows for seamless communication between various emergency agencies, even when normal communication systems are compromised.

RACES volunteers play a crucial role in emergency response and are essential for ensuring seamless communication and coordination during emergencies. These volunteers are highly trained and equipped to handle any crisis, and their expertise and dedication to emergency response is a testament to the importance of amateur radio in times of need.

In conclusion, RACES is an essential component of the emergency response system, and the dedication and expertise of RACES volunteers is commendable. The protocol provides a platform for seamless communication during emergencies, ensuring that the right information reaches the right people at the right time.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1822361 2022-04-23T07:51:25Z 2022-04-23T07:51:26Z Fwd: POTA - K-2209 Ahupua'a O Kahana State KH6ML
POTA - K-2209 Ahupua'a O Kahana State KH6ML
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1821425 2022-04-21T01:54:12Z 2023-01-27T20:49:38Z POTA Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area K-6416 14 contacts in about a hours KH6ML 4.20.2022 time

Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area is a beautiful park located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The park offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy wildland picnicking in a Norfolk Island pine-forested ridge, with spectacular views of the Manoa and Palolo valleys. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a family-friendly adventure, Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area has something for everyone.

The park is open daily from 7:00am to 7:45pm, so you can plan your visit at a time that is convenient for you. The park's website, https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/waahila-ridge-state-recreation-area/, provides detailed information about the park's amenities, activities, and rules.

One unique activity that visitors can participate in at Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area is Parks on the Air (POTA), an international portable amateur radio operation that promotes emergency awareness and communications from national and state level parks. POTA is run by volunteers, who set up temporary radio stations in the park and make contact with other stations around the world.

On April 20, 2022, amateur radio operators KH6ML set up a station at Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area and made 14 contacts in about an hour. It was a great opportunity for visitors to learn about amateur radio and the important role it plays in emergency communications.

If you're planning to visit Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area, be sure to use the hashtags #POTA, #WaahilaRidge, and #K-6416 to share your experiences with others. Whether you're enjoying a picnic with friends and family, or making contacts with amateur radio operators from around the world, Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

https://parksontheair.com/ Parks on the Air ® (POTA) site for international portable amateur radio operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks. POTA all volunteers





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.


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1812685 2022-03-30T07:21:58Z 2022-03-30T07:21:59Z 21 stations in 12 countries on 14.268 USB
Fun night of DX talking 21 stations in 12 countries on 14.268 USB with 100w on a G5RV jr antenna.
DL Deutschland
F France
G England
HB9 Switzerland
I Italy
OE Austria
OH Finland
S5 Slovenia
SM Sweden
SP Poland
SV Greece
YL Latvia
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1808732 2022-03-19T08:14:40Z 2022-03-19T08:14:41Z 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.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1808577 2022-03-18T21:49:24Z 2022-03-18T21:49:24Z 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

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Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1807922 2022-03-16T20:00:42Z 2023-02-02T01:46:51Z Molokai Venison Shepherd's Pie Recipe Chef Ronnie Cooking with Grace Lee on Hawaii News Now
Molokai Venison Shepherd's Pie Recipe

 St. Patrick's Day is coming up and if you're looking for a unique twist on traditional Irish fare, look no further than Molokai Venison Shepherd's Pie. This dish, created by Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki's Grill &  Bar, is a savory blend of fresh ingredients and game meat, making it the perfect main course for any St. Patrick's Day celebration.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of molokai venison
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, etc.)
  • 2 cups of kale or collard greens
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • 2 tablespoons of green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of chicken or beef stock
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup of carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup of fire-roasted corn

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until they become translucent.
  2. Add the minced garlic, tomato paste, and fresh herbs to the skillet and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the chopped molokai venison to the skillet and cook until browned.
  4. In a separate bowl, mash the boiled potatoes and add salt, pepper, and green onions.
  5. Add the peas, carrots, and fire-roasted corn to the venison mixture in the skillet and stir to combine.
  6. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and stir until combined.
  7. Pour in the chicken or beef stock and continue to stir until the mixture thickens, about 3-5 minutes.
  8. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  9. Transfer the venison mixture to an oven-safe dish and spread the mashed potatoes over the top, covering the mixture completely.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the mashed potatoes are lightly browned.
  11. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Molokai Venison Shepherd's Pie.

This Molokai Venison Shepherd's Pie is a great alternative to traditional lamb-based shepherd's pie, and the use of venison adds a unique flavor that is sure to impress. The venison used in this recipe is from Molokai, where hunting is allowed due to the large population of deer on the island. The venison has a mild flavor, but if you prefer a stronger game taste, simply add more herbs or seasonings to the dish.

The creamy, gravy-like sauce is made from the combination of flour and chicken or beef stock, and the fresh herbs, garlic, and kale add a touch of green to the dish, making it the perfect meal to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Serve with a cold beer or a glass of red wine and enjoy a delicious and unique twist on traditional Irish fare.

Grace Lee - Hawaii News Now

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1806506 2022-03-13T16:08:23Z 2023-02-02T03:00:00Z KH6ML Takes First in South America 1Øm Contest from Molokai 2022 Hawaiian Islands #1 rank and #1 in OC a World Rank of #202.

Amateur radio operators have a unique opportunity to connect with people from all over the world. The South America 10m contest is just one example of the exciting events that bring amateur radio enthusiasts together. 

Last year, I was lucky enough to participate in the 2022 contest and was honored to receive the Hawaiian Islands #1 rank and #1 in OC and a World Rank of #202.

OC in Ham Radio refers to the "Oceania" continent, which includes countries in the Pacific region such as Australia, New Zealand, and various island nations. In the context of Ham Radio contests, OC is used as a shorthand to designate the geographical location of amateur radio operators. This designation is used to keep track of the number of contacts made with different regions around the world, and to foster friendly competition among Ham Radio operators.

The South America 10m contest is a great way for amateur radio operators to improve their operational abilities and to connect with others who share their passion for the hobby. The contest organizers, http://sa10m.com.ar/wp/en-home/, put a lot of effort into creating a fun and enjoyable event for participants. I was thrilled to be a part of this contest and I look forward to participating in future events.

Operating from Molokai during a DX Holiday was an amazing experience. I used an IC-7300 and mainly a Rob KH6RX vertical push-up mast to beam my antenna towards South America. The 28MHz propagation conditions were excellent and the enthusiasm of the participants made it a truly enjoyable contest.

I want to extend my gratitude to the South America 10m contest organizers for creating such a fun and exciting event. I also want to thank the amateur radio community for their support and encouragement. It is through events like this that we can continue to share our passion for this amazing hobby and inspire others to get involved.

Receiving the Hawaiian Islands #1 rank and a World Rank of #202 is a humbling experience and I am honored to have received such recognition. I hope that my participation in this contest will inspire others to get involved in the amateur radio community and to continue to share the passion for this amazing hobby.

In conclusion, the South America 10m contest is a great way for amateur radio enthusiasts to connect with others who share their passion for the hobby. I am grateful for the opportunity to participate and I look forward to future contests. Let’s continue to share our passion for amateur radio and inspire others to get involved.


Contest are just one of many ways that the Ham Radio community comes together to celebrate this amazing hobby and to connect with others from around the world.


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

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Michael KH6ML