tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:/posts Mahalo Michael 2021-04-10T02:21:46Z Mahalo Michael tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1676958 2021-04-10T02:21:46Z 2021-04-10T02:21:46Z Disruptive by Design: Ham Radio in C2 Denied and Degraded Environments
Amateur radio, often referred to as ham radio, is practiced across the globe by hobbyists and enthusiasts. And they are often every bit the expert as professional military communicators and signalmen. The term “amateur” refers not to their technical acumen but to the private, nonbusiness use of allocated radio bands by those possessing amateur radio licenses. Further, while voice communication mode is the most common use of ham radio, such operators can also send and receive text, images and data. Based on technical specifications and applied technique, ham radio operators can send and receive communications across the world, across multiple bands. --Maj. Brian Kerg, USMC, is a Marine Corps officer and writer currently serving as the fleet amphibious communications officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command..2021


https://www.afcea.org/content/disruptive-design-ham-radio-c2-denied-and-degraded-environments

Disruptive by Design: Ham Radio in C2 Denied and Degraded Environments
April 1, 2021
By Maj. Brian Kerg, USMC

The joint force is regularly called upon to conduct operations below the threshold of decisive combat, often in response to escalating tensions or natural disasters. In such contingencies, regularly available communications networks are commonly unavailable. The Internet, cellphones and other networks dependent upon terrestrial facilities become overloaded or knocked out of service. Consequently, crisis action planners are handicapped in their efforts to coordinate with key officials on the ground, as well as limited in the amount of local intelligence they can collect to support timely and appropriate action.

While such complex and brittle networks succumb to fracture, organic means of communication remain available and abundant—if only planners know where to look and how to tap into it. Amateur radio, often referred to as ham radio, is practiced across the globe by hobbyists and enthusiasts. And they are often every bit the expert as professional military communicators and signalmen. The term “amateur” refers not to their technical acumen but to the private, nonbusiness use of allocated radio bands by those possessing amateur radio licenses. Further, while voice communication mode is the most common use of ham radio, such operators can also send and receive text, images and data. Based on technical specifications and applied technique, ham radio operators can send and receive communications across the world, across multiple bands.

The Defense Department does have a mechanism by which to employ amateur radio operators and connect joint planners with key nodes in the area of operation. The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is a Defense Department-sponsored civilian auxiliary of amateur radio operators that actively supports military operations. Notably, military aircrews remain capable of using MARS phone patches through high frequency radios when satellite communications are unavailable.

However, use of MARS remains a largely unknown or niche capability, one that is usually stumbled upon by planners in the moment of crisis and then poorly implemented. Awareness of MARS was further hampered with the closing of Navy and Marine Corps MARS components in 2015. Only the Army and Air Force retain formal ties to MARS. Consequently, while the department has the means by which to establish communications networks in denied and degraded command and control environments, this resource remains underutilized. Instead of harvesting an organic communications resource in such crises, joint planners struggle through limited communications and intelligence challenges as they fight for access to high-demand, low-density resources such as satellite phones.

The joint force can rectify this cheaply and simply by providing awareness of ham radio networks to joint planners and facilitating greater access to amateur radio training for military radio operators. Communications and signal planner courses across the services can integrate instruction regarding MARS, and how to employ it, in as little as a 15-minute block from the training schedule. Field radio operator courses can similarly provide an initial exposure to amateur radio, paired with the key lesson that local nationals in any environment to which they might deploy will likely be employing ham radio. Commands can sponsor local chapters of amateur radio enthusiasts, use white space in the field to practice amateur radio techniques and provide a path for operators to pursue an amateur radio license. The wide variety of annual amateur radio competitions can further incentivize military operators to improve their amateur radio skills while inevitably improving proficiency in their mission-essential tasks.    

As future threats continue to evolve, day-to-day communications architectures will become more unreliable in times of crisis. It is imperative that joint communications planners turn to ‘amateurs’ to remain experts. By building awareness of how to employ MARS and training military radio operators in ham radio technique, leaders will ensure their planners are proactively leveraging the organic amateur communications networks that abound across the globe.

Maj. Brian Kerg, USMC, is a Marine Corps officer and writer currently serving as the fleet amphibious communications officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. He is a nonresident fellow at Marine Corps University’s Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity. Follow or contact him @BrianKerg.

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1676823 2021-04-09T21:47:04Z 2021-04-09T21:47:05Z 4662 miles radio email sent w/ VARA HF from Oahu, Hawaii to Queensland Australia
The Winlink Global Radio Email..system is built, operated and administered entirely by licensed "Ham" volunteers. It supports email with attachments, position reporting, weather and information bulletins, and is well-known for its role in interoperable emergency and disaster relief communications. It is capable of operating completely without the internet--automatically--using smart-network radio relays. Licensed Winlink operators/stations use both amateur radio and government radio frequencies worldwide. Support for the system is provided by the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc., a US 501(c)(3) non-profit, public-benefit entity. Winlink Global Radio Email®️ is a US registered trademark of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc.

KH6ML was able to send an email using only an amateur radio and PC. No internet No Problem!

Connection Detail:



Winlink Vara Connection to VK4LM @ 2021/04/09 06:22:47 USB Dial: 14100.000
Station Bearing: 231, Range: 4662 miles   RMS Trimode 1.3.37.0
{SFI = 076 On 2021-04-09 02:00 UTC}
Welcome to VK4LM located at Bouldercombe Central Queensland.

KH6ML, on Oahu Station info: Icom IC-7300 100watts
Using a MFJ-1778M - G5RV Junior Wire Antenna - Multi-Band center-fed dipole antennas. These are multi-band, center-fed dipole antenna capable of 1,500 watts. Designed as 3/2 wavelength antennas for 14 MHz, they provide reasonable performance on many other bands. They cover all bands from 40-10 meters with a wide range antenna tuner. They are 52 ft. long and are designed to be used as an inverted vee or sloper to be more compact. Specifications: Assembled Wire Antenna: Yes Wire Antenna Type: Multi-band, non-resonant Antenna Power Rating: 1,500 Watts Wire Antenna Length: 52.00 ft. Antenna Tuner Required: Yes Feedline Connection Type: UHF female, SO-239 Minimum Recommended Feedpoint Height: 35.00 ft. Wire Gauge: 14-gauge Center Insulator Maximum Rope Size: 0.375 in. Wire Antenna Weight: 2.90 lbs.

HERE is more info on the  K4LM Winlink Gateway in Bouldercombe Central Queensland  http://www.cqara.org.au/index.php/winlink

shed

Winlink hut coming together

site

Site preparations well under way

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Toyota loaded to the gills with gravel, about 1.5t. Decided to put 100kg of concrete powder on bonnet to help hold front wheels down for traversing steep road

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Mick VK4NHX fitting new hoses to machine

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Mick up and running building a new piece of road to negate the existing steep sections on the access road

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The crew digging the foundation holes. From left, Les VK4FLES on shovel, Chris VK4FGKO also on shovel, Bob VK4FRC on the water tank hose, Ray VK4XXX on the Dingo digger, arguing with the tough digging work. Ground is harder than concrete!

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When the digging gets tough, add more weight :-) from left, Mick VK4NHX, Trevor Bell, Chris VK4FGKO and Ray VK4XXX

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Mixing starts, from left is Les VK4FLES (our resident concreter) and Chris VK4FGKO on shovel!

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From left, Jack VK4JRC and trusty Dingo pouring in the mix, Chris VK4FGKO observing, Les VK4FLES guiding the mix into the hole and Mick VK4NHX (our resident foreman) supervising!

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Les VK4FLES finishing off troweling around the foundations.

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VK4LM Jack Picasso handy work :)

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At left, Mick VK4NHX, Les VK4FLES and Trevor cutting out insulation on tray of Landcruiser.

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Chris VK4FGKO and Ray VK4XXX installing insulation.

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It’s up and bolted down :-) Now to start the fitout.
From left Chris VK4FGKO, Mick VK4NHX, Jack VK4JRC and Les VK4FLES.

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Winlink site from the air.

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Winlink site from the air.

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View of winlink shed and what appears to be an abandoned vehicle :)

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Ray VK4XXX chief solar engineer at work!

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From left, Les VK4FLES, Mick VK4NHX (Project Works Foreman) Ray VK4XXX laying out panels on mounting hardware.

Solar panel brace installed by VK4LM and VK4NJR

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From left Mick VK4NHX, Merv VK4DV, Ray VK4XXX, Les VK4FLES (Concrete engineer) Neil VK4NJR. Taking advantage of cooler weather to get some more site works completed. Installation of the antenna feed point pole, for the sky loop antenna. Coax to shed has been laid underground in conduit. The RT-600 antenna tuner will be mounted on the pole and supplied with 12volts via a bias-t from the solar system.

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Chris VK4FGKO holding ladder for Ray VK4XXX as he slides the remote ATU enclosure up the pole.

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The enclosure final mount point at top of pole.

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Concreting Wireless Internet and VHF beam mounting pole and conduit into trench.
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Neil VK4NJR slaving over a hot shovel!

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Ray VK4XXX on shovel

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Jack VK4LM and Chris VK4FGKO working out 4G panel antenna mount.

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Les VK4FLES checking 4G panel antenna mounting.

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Jack VK4LM feeding cable into conduit.

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Kay VK4FKJW supervising work, Ray VK4XXX sorting cable into conduit
Chris VK4FGKO and Les VK4FLES taking a break.

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Today’s finished job! Battery installed, solar charger installed wired and working great. 19in cabinet in place awaiting equipment install. Loop antenna up and ready for some RF

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You can see the 4G patch antenna installed on the pole to the left, at this stage the yagi top left of shed is in use. We are modifying, updating and testing a number of things to make this gateway the best it can be.

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A view from a bit higher up. You can just pick out the VHF (vara fm) yagi atop the pole

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VK4LM Winlink node is online and installed in it's final site.

System is scanning dial frequencies 3590 7057 10130 14100 modes Ardop Pactor and VARA HF with a IC7200 connected to a Chameleon CHA SKYLOOP antenna. FT8800 on 144.075FM mode VARA FM on a home brew 3E horizontally polarized yagi. The PC stick has been getting a work out with concurrent connections on Pactor  HF and VARA FM VHF with out a problem.

We have been getting connections from ZL1 ZL2 ZL4 VA VK1 VK2 VK3 VK4 VK5 VK8 JA K7 SA6 as well as our local test team VK4JRC and VK4FLR on most bands and modes with good reports. Jack has been giving 160M a work out mobile also with great results (160M currently offline). Been able to maintain connections mobile on Mt Morgan range as well as Mt Morgan CBD. Capricorn Highway Burnett Highway and Gracemere CBD also work fine. Rockhampton CBD noise floor is a bit much. I have also used the gateway from the mobile on 30M in the CBD during the Emergency Services Day 2019. Watch this space for more mobile and field deployment testing.

Please Note: VK4LM is running VARA HF 4.3.2 and VARA FM 4.0.5

We have dropped support for Winmor. Over the last month (10 - 11/2020) winmor has been locking up VK4LM and has required a restart to release the TNC. Because of this we have been forced to remove it as a supported soundcard mode. Sorry of any inconvenience.

The below from www.winlink.org website.

10 July 2020 -- The Board of Directors of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation voted in a recent virtual meeting to deprecate the WINMOR HF mode in the Winlink system. We request all HF RMS gateway sysops still offering WINMOR to remove it in favor of ARDOP, VARA HF and Pactor 3 or 4, where permitted by local rules.

The system will fill a big hole in the coverage of VKs East coast and the Pacific Ocean. It is a hybrid gateway so if the internet is down emails will be forwarded via HF radio to a node with internet it will then forward emails to the CMS.

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1676804 2021-04-09T21:10:36Z 2021-04-09T21:10:36Z Hawaii Posts with updates on safe travel programs and discuss the current state of tourism with Michael Miller

1st episode of 2021



Hawaii welcomes you back to the islands. Hawaii Posts provideds you with updates on safe travel programs and we sit down with Michael Miller Director of operations and partner of Tiki’s Grill and Bar to discuss the current state of tourism and business is re-opening up in Waikiki in Hawaii abroad.  Also we have a Surf Report weather forecast current events and Tom e Stokes nuggets of knowledge.

Enjoy the show!

Tom-e-stokes


https://hawaiiposts.libsyn.com/e-komo-mai-welcome-to-hawaii



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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1674007 2021-04-03T02:49:28Z 2021-04-03T02:49:28Z VIDEO - Aloha Net Check-ins 7.088 40meter.net
I took a hike to a mountain top, the view is looking out at Kaneohe bay and back toward Makapu point. Setup and joined the net!


Yaesu 857d, Bioenno Battery, 50 feet of Coax with MFJ-2010, OCFD, 40/20/10/6M, DIPOLE, 300W 40, 20, 10 and 6 Meters, handles 300 Watts


Aloha Net Check-ins 40meter.net
Freq: 40M 7.188 Daily 0900 W / 1900Z

The 40 Meter AlohaNet is a Hawaii-based 40m net, which meets daily at 0900 W. It is a round-table style net with a net-controller. Great place to check 40m propagation, and results of my endless antenna experiments and get acquainted with the characters in the Hawaiian HF scene

Net control uses this website http://www.40meter.net which may be useful for participants to keep track of who’s who.

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. 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.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1673423 2021-04-01T22:37:29Z 2021-04-01T22:37:30Z Hawaii Foodbank Annual Report 2018 ]]> Mahalo Michael tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1672131 2021-03-29T19:29:23Z 2021-03-29T19:32:13Z VIDEO - 2021 - ZS6CCY SOUTH AFRICA TO KH6ML HAWAII
]ZS6CCY SOUTH AFRICA TO KH6ML HAWAII 19,312km (11,999 mi) 40M amateur radio contact.

OPERATION POSITION AND DETAILS FOR KH6ML - MICHAEL HE'EIA KEA HARBOR46-499 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 21° 26′ 41″ N, 157° 48′ 36″ W NOAA NAUTICAL CHART #19359 https://www.charts.noaa.gov/PDFs/19359.pdf EAST OAHU KANEOHE BAY

  https://www.qrz.com/db/KH6ML Hawaii DXCC
ICOM IC-7300 with 100w and a HI-Q Antenna on the back of the truck.

  https://www.qrz.com/db/ZS6CCY SOUTH AFRICA DXCC 


 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. 

  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.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1671854 2021-03-28T23:17:18Z 2021-03-28T23:17:18Z CQ World Wide WPX Contest MAP 69 Contacts
CQ LogoCQ World Wide WPX Contest KH6ML 69 Contacts




Follow CQWPX on Twitter, Facebook

Facebook CQ WPX Fan page www.facebook.com/cqwpx
Twitter Follow @cqwpx twitter.com/cqwpx
Talk about us using #cqwpx

Future Contest Dates

SSB is always the last full weekend of March.

2022:   March 26 - 27
2023:   March 25 - 26
2024:   March 30 - 31

CW is always the last full weekend of May.

2022:   May 28 - 29
2023:   May 27 - 28
2024:   May 25 - 26

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1668613 2021-03-21T03:47:10Z 2021-03-21T03:47:10Z POTA - K-6416 Wa'ahila Ridge State Recreation Area


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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1666652 2021-03-16T18:36:16Z 2021-03-16T18:36:16Z Net announcement - Windward Oahu Winlink Net.

Aloha Windward Winlink Operators and others,

Join us this Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 8 PM for the Windward Oahu MID-MONTH Winlink Net.

We will take Voice check-ins then move to digital mode :

  • 147.000+ pl 103.5 repeater will be used to take check-ins VOICE ONLY
  • 145.070 Gateway Feq with VARA FM P2P (NET CONTROL MAIN)
    • ----------------Below may be used as needed ----------------
  • 145.050 VARA FM P2P & Voice secondary
  • 146.505 Voice and VARA FM P2P

ALL amateur operators are invited even if you do not have your radio equipment set up yet. You can still practice and send via Telnet. This is the first step to getting started. 

Here are some video to get you started: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-7mirT-kjfs84FQzLr-qv066Kl94rtYM

In advance, we will ask each operator to prepare at least 4 P2P messages to operators that might be on the net. Feel free to prep more. 

  • WWN MSG1: List the Address of the closest fire station and EMS station to your home. 
  • WWN MSG2: When the power goes out what backup power do you have at home?
  • WWN MSG3: Where and when did you first get licensed?
  • WWN MSG4: What other short questions should we ask each other?

We will try two-hop VARA FM digipeating. Pick a station that you can not reach P2P, if possible.

 Each operator will pick the two Hops that will work the best. 

Be ready to say what stations you will be using. Digipeating stations will work best.

Sample plan:

  1. NH6XL send      P2P KH7HO     Via 1  KH6LT    Via 2  WH6EQU
  2. _____   send     P2P ______      Via 1 _______  Via 2 _______
  3. _____   send     P2P ______      Via 1 _______  Via 2 _______

Mahalo, Michael Miller (KH6ML)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t98Ar4sSmoErTVrowNVXNXzxIUddtAevOo5KoBSn7-c/edit?usp=sharing


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1665762 2021-03-14T22:09:52Z 2021-03-14T22:09:52Z Michael talks with KHON2 TV Report about lifting of more restrictions for Oahu bars and restaurants

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1661808 2021-03-05T19:04:46Z 2021-03-06T22:43:33Z ****NO tsunami threat**** POST - Tsunami Watch PROPAGATION CHECK There is NO tsunami threat for MARCH 4, 2021  to the State of Hawai'i

Still you should know your Hawaii Tsunami Evacuation Zones: https://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/public-resources/tsunami-evacuation-zone/

But we were very concerned on Thursday 3/4/2021 with this first message.

ZCZC
WEHW40 PHEB 041938
TSUHWX
HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-042138-
/O.NEW.PHEB.TS.A.0001.210304T1938Z-000000T0000Z/

BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER   1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
938 AM HST THU MAR 04 2021

TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
0938 AM HST.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

   ORIGIN TIME - 0928 AM HST 04 MAR 2021
   COORDINATES - 29.6 SOUTH  176.0 WEST
   LOCATION    - KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
   MAGNITUDE   - 8.0  MOMENT

EVALUATION

 BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY
 THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN
 FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
 IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

 IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
 THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

                     0435 PM HST THU 04 MAR 2021

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

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The morning after the watch I wanted to test my winlink HF station and skills in case they were needed.

Here are a few of the stations I was able to send and receive email messages. I would have tried for more but needed to get to work.

MAP from my home to the US Mainland. Using 100w on a ICOM IC-7300 and a G5RV jr antenna*

Here is the final message:

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The Tsunami Watch triggered by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake near New Zealand, has been canceled for the state of Hawai'i.
The Watch was issued at 9:38 a.m. Thursday, according to Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. However, by 12:20 p.m., the agency canceled the alert.
"Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat to the State of Hawai'i. Therefore, the Tsunami Watch for Hawai'i is now cancelled," the update read.

Winlink Global Radio Email is a network of amateur radio and authorized government-licensed stations that provides worldwide radio email using radio pathways where the internet is not present. The system is built, operated and administered entirely by licensed "Ham" volunteers. It supports email with attachments, position reporting, weather and information bulletins, and is well-known for its role in interoperable emergency and disaster relief communications. It is capable of operating completely without the internet--automatically--using smart-network radio relays. Licensed Winlink operators/stations use both amateur radio and government radio frequencies worldwide. https://www.winlink.org

* G5RV Junior Wire Antenna - Multi-Band center-fed dipole antennas. These are multi-band, center-fed dipole antenna capable of 1,500 watts. Designed as 3/2 wavelength antennas for 14 MHz, they provide reasonable performance on many other bands. They cover all bands from 40-10 meters with a wide range antenna tuner. They are 52 ft. long and are designed to be used as an inverted vee or sloper to be more compact. Specifications: Assembled Wire Antenna: Yes Wire Antenna Type: Multi-band, non-resonant Antenna Power Rating: 1,500 Watts Wire Antenna Length: 52.00 ft. Antenna Tuner Required: Yes Feedline Connection Type: UHF female, SO-239 Minimum Recommended Feedpoint Height: 35.00 ft. Wire Gauge: 14-gauge Center Insulator Maximum Rope Size: 0.375 in. Wire Antenna Weight: 2.90 lbs.

Michael KH6ML




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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1661214 2021-03-04T05:30:11Z 2021-03-04T05:30:11Z POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222 KH6ML Activation
KH6ML Activation of (POTA) K-2222 Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park on Mount Tantalus (Puʻu ʻōhiʻa) is an extinct cinder cone in the southern Koʻolau Range on the Hawaiian Island of Oʻahu.
Parks on the Air ® Welcome to the 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. https://parksontheair.com/





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Date Time Call Band Freq Mode Grid
Country Operator Name Comments

1 2021-03-04 00:50 KH6CB 20M 14.268 SSB BL11DI Hawaii Sonny POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

2 2021-03-04 00:42 KAØHDJ 20M 14.268 SSB EL98gd United States JAMES E SYLVESTER POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

3 2021-03-03 23:18 NL7V 17M 18.143 SSB BP64ft Alaska Paul POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

4 2021-03-03 23:09 JJ1FXX 17M 18.146 SSB PM86tf Japan Kon Yee POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

5 2021-03-03 23:07 JF7RJM 17M 18.146 SSB qm08eh Japan NAOTO ABIKO POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

6 2021-03-03 23:00 K5RK 17M 18.146 SSB EL29ih United States Larry J Burke POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

7 2021-03-03 22:58 K5RX 17M 18.146 SSB EM13mf United States JAMES F S EPPRIGHT POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

8 2021-03-03 22:43 N6GR 17M 18.146 SSB DM72AS United States Bard POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

9 2021-03-03 22:32 W4SK 17M 18.146 SSB EM66re United States JOHN T GWIN POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

10 2021-03-03 22:24 AH6V 40M 7.088 SSB BK29JV Hawaii JEREMY J STORM POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

11 2021-03-03 22:21 WH6GKW 40M 7.088 SSB BL10PV Hawaii Abraham B Williams POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

12 2021-03-03 22:13 NH6M 40M 7.088 SSB BK29ar Hawaii Dewey D Proietti POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

13 2021-03-03 22:08 AH6J 40M 7.088 SSB BK29lo Hawaii ROBERT L SCHNEIDER POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

14 2021-03-03 22:05 KK6GM 40M 7.088 SSB BK29JW Hawaii Gary L Miller POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

15 2021-03-03 21:57 NH6DV 40M 7.088 SSB BL11DH Hawaii Mike POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

16 2021-03-03 21:56 KH6HHG 40M 7.088 SSB BL10uu Hawaii STANLEY T YAMATO POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

17 2021-03-03 21:55 AH6RR 40M 7.088 SSB BK29ar Hawaii Roland M Spoon POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

18 2021-03-03 21:51 AH6GT 40M 7.088 SSB BK29AP Hawaii ROBERT L STOFFER POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222

19 2021-03-03 20:37 VK2TXB 20M 14.270 SSB BL11 United States Andrew Hill POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222


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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1657657 2021-02-23T17:01:38Z 2021-02-23T17:01:39Z 2021 Valentine’s Day Food shots plated from Tiki’s

VALENTINE'S DAY MENU 2021

Sunday, Feburary 14th, 
at Tiki's Grill & Bar

*Prefixe menu starting 4pm by reservation only; lunch menu served until 3pm


Heart-Beet & Boursin Cheese Salad

Roasted Beets, Macadamia Nuts, Kunia Country Farms Greens, Balsamic, EVOO

Shared Appetizer


Kahuku Corn Pudding

Truffle Butter Poached Lobster, Melted Leeks


Surf & Turf Entree

Sous Vide Petite Filet Mignon

Silky Pink Peppercorn Cognac Sauce, Asparagus

Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops

Molokai Potatoes, Pinot Basil Beurre Rouge

Filet cooked medium to perfection


Warm Divine Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry Coulis, Fresh Berries


 $85 per person includes four course menu, tax, & gratuity

$110 per person package includes four course menu, tax, gratuity, outdoor seating, pomegranate mimosa, & long stemmed rose. (SOLD OUT)


To Make Your Reservation, Click the Link and Find the "Experience" option

**EarlyValentine's Day Restaurant Seating packages still available!**


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1654628 2021-02-16T07:23:25Z 2021-02-16T07:23:25Z Antipode Radio Contact = Botswana to Hawaii 19395 km A25SL KH6ML Ham Radio on 20m 100w
My first Antipode ham radio contact!
https://youtu.be/o9xOBOqkS6YMy first Antipode ham radio contact!

Fun DX Africa QSO with A25SL Leon Smit in Botswana

“Tropical Antipode
The antipode of Honolulu, Hawaii, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is located in Africa. Honolulu is located near 21° North and 158° West. Thus the antipode of Honolulu is located at 21° South and (180-158=) 22° East. That antipode of 158° West and 22° East is in the middle of Botswana. Both locations are within the tropics but Honolulu is located near the Tropic of Cancer while Botswana lies along the Tropic of Capricorn.

An antipode is a point on the opposite side of the Earth from another point; the place you'd end up if you were able to dig directly through the Earth. Unfortunately, if you try to dig to China from most places in the U.S., you would end up in the Indian Ocean as the Indian Ocean contains most of the antipodes for the United States.”***

***Rosenberg, Matt. "Find an Antipode on the Opposite Side of the Earth." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/antipode-on-opposite-side-of-earth-1435169 (accessed February 16, 2021).


I (KH6ML) was using my G5RV jr and 100 watts of power.
"Hawaii-Go-Crate"™ - All in one - Portable, Moblie, Field, and Home station.
Icom Ic-7300 Radio -100w
G5RV jr antenna  
2015 MacBook Pro Running boot camp windows 10 with a USB Cable
BktTimeSync synchronizes PC w/ NTP server or GPS

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.

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.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1653646 2021-02-13T23:22:49Z 2021-02-13T23:22:49Z Video and Menu TIKI’S VALENTINE'S DAY MENU 2021

Chef Ronnie and Jennifer you guys are great! 

VALENTINE'S DAY MENU 2021

Sunday, Feburary 14th, 
at Tiki's Grill & Bar

*Prefixe menu starting 4pm by reservation only; lunch menu served until 3pm


Heart-Beet & Boursin Cheese Salad

Roasted Beets, Macadamia Nuts, Kunia Country Farms Greens, Balsamic, EVOO

Shared Appetizer


Kahuku Corn Pudding

Truffle Butter Poached Lobster, Melted Leeks


Surf & Turf Entree

Sous Vide Petite Filet Mignon

Silky Pink Peppercorn Cognac Sauce, Asparagus

Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops

Molokai Potatoes, Pinot Basil Beurre Rouge

Filet cooked medium to perfection


Warm Divine Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry Coulis, Fresh Berries


 $85 per person includes four course menu, tax, & gratuity

$110 per person package includes four course menu, tax, gratuity, outdoor seating, pomegranate mimosa, & long stemmed rose. (SOLD OUT)


To Make Your Reservation, Click the Link and Find the "Experience" option

**EarlyValentine's Day Restaurant Seating packages still available!**



 
 
 
 
 
--
Mahalo Nui Loa, 

Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner

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

www.tikisgrill.com @Tikisgrill #Tikisgrill 

Winner of 2020 Travelers' Choice top 10% of restaurants worldwide
Tiki's Now Open! 
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1653644 2021-02-13T23:12:43Z 2021-02-13T23:25:59Z Hardline and things not to do again.

AVA5-50, HELIAX® Andrew Virtual Air™ Coaxial Cable, corrugated copper, 7/8 in, black PE jacket about  $3.75 a ft. Without shipping. 


White Nissan truck NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HAULING!!! 


Brand

HELIAX®

Product series

AVA5-50

Product type

Coaxial wireless cable

Jacket material

PE

Outer conductor material

Corrugated copper

Dielectric material

Foam PE

Flexibility

Standard

Inner conductor material

Copper tube

Jacket color

Black

Electrical Specifications


Cable impedance

50Ω ±1Ω

dc Test Voltage

6000 Volts

Operating Frequency Band

1-5000 MHz

Peak power

91.0 kW

Velocity

91%

Dimensions


Nominal size

7/8 in.

Weight

0.30 lb/ft.

Diameter Over Dielectric

0.950 in.

Diameter Over Jacket

1.102 in

Inner Conductor OD

0.3720 in

Outer Conductor OD

1.000 in


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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1653557 2021-02-13T20:19:32Z 2021-02-13T20:19:32Z POTA K-6414 Mālaekahana State Recreation Area Parks on the Air KH6ML
There is a fun activity called Parks on the Air ® (POTA) for international portable amateur radio operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks. https://parksontheair.com/


I chose park K-6414 Mālaekahana State Recreation Area:  https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/malaekahana-state-recreation-area/


Here is a map of the other amateur radio operators I was able to contact. Some I spoke using SSB Mode with and others we used a digital mode called FT-8 to exchange contact info, signal strength and location. Band used were 17m, 20m.

My setup was "Hawaii-Go-Crate"™ by KH6ML All in one - Portable, Mobile, Field, and Home station. 

Icom Ic-7300 Radio -100w
MFJ-941E, TUNER, HF, 300w WITH MINI CROSS METER
Bioenno Power battery LFP (LiFePO4) 12V, 12Ah LFP Battery (PVC, BLF- 1212A)
2015 MacBook Pro Running boot camp windows 10 with a USB Cable  BktTimeSync synchronizes PC w/ NTP server or GPS
MFJ Ultra-Lite Off-Center Fed Dipole Antennas MFJ-2010 300 W, 14 AWG, 67.0 ft. Length, Kit for 40, 20, 10, and 6 meters.
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1652900 2021-02-11T20:29:12Z 2021-02-11T20:29:12Z 12064 Mile Rare DX radio contact Namibia V51WH to Hawaii KH6ML. Long distance world goodwill.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1652899 2021-02-11T20:24:52Z 2021-02-11T20:24:52Z France to Hawaii Dist: 7741 mi, 12458 km Ham Radio Contact F5USK -KH6ML
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1646502 2021-01-29T07:04:29Z 2021-01-29T07:04:29Z Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park K-2209 what a great day for Parks on the Air (POTA)
Mahalo Logged 50 contacts!  
Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park K-2209 what a great day for Parks on the Air (POTA)Icom IC-7300 100w and HI-Q Screwdriver Antenna with Radials.  Uploaded to QRZ and Logbook of the world.  Spoke with members of Las Vegas DX Foundation and Ham Radio Hawaii along with Hawaii Ham Radio Group and 40meter.net
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1645341 2021-01-26T17:14:41Z 2021-01-26T17:14:41Z Deviled Island Fresh Egg, wasabi pea puree, red ginger coral, kiware, soy glaze & truffle oil, fried garlic. - Dish for HLTA Golf EVENT

Deviled Island Fresh Egg, wasabi pea puree, red ginger coral, kiware, soy glaze & truffle oil, fried garlic.
Chef Ronnie presents an epic treat for golfers today at the HLTA fundraiser tournament.
💪😋🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️
Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association - HLTA



Chef Ronnie and Michael were Honored to work and help raise money at the @hawaiilodging golf tournament! 

Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association golf tournament 
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1645332 2021-01-26T16:44:01Z 2021-01-26T16:44:01Z KH6YY 80m antenna mission with Helicopter and Hams (edit by KH6ML)

Mission to get Tower 6 topmast off and upgrade the 2 element JK 80M rotatable mono-band Yagi. 

This O’ahu location is on the north shore. ( NOT MY STATION)

 Mahalo to all that helped make this happen! 

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. 

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

Shot and edited by Michael KH6ML
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1645327 2021-01-26T16:31:38Z 2021-01-26T16:31:39Z No internet - 99 miles Ham radio email. Winlink Vara FM
Sending emails using Ham Radio with a sound card and a laptop. No internet needed. VARA-FM mode in Winlink. 441.00 UHF Icom IC-7100 35 watts with a mag mount antenna on a truck. Kahala Lookout right outside of Diamond Head Tunnel to Pukalani Maui. Icom IC-7100 Radio HF/UHF/UHF 2015 MacBook Pro boot camp windows 10. http://www.winlink.org - Download a free copy of winlink VARA FM - https://rosmodem.wordpress.com/ Download your free copy (lower speeds) If you like it pay for the license to get faster speeds. VARA FM AND WINLINK SETUP GUIDE -By George Thornton - AE7G http://www.masterscommunications.com/... 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. ARRL - http://www.arrl.org/
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1645321 2021-01-26T16:16:16Z 2021-01-26T16:16:16Z International Space Station sent me a photo from space via Ham Radio.
First time working a 🛰 and I was able to receive a photo From theInternational Space Station

International Space Station or ISS sent via radio waves on ham band of 145.800 with mode  PD120 SSTV. The clearest image received was fixed yagi to Yaesu 857d and then into pc for decode. The third image posted is from handheld ANYTONE 878 to iPhone via the speaker.  This is from ARISS Russia iSlow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station.

ARISS Amateur Radio on the International Space Station celebrated the life and accomplishments of astronaut, scientist, and ham radio pioneer Owen Garriott with a commemorative SSTV event featuring images from Garriott’s work with ham radio during his missions in space. This event was on August 1 til August 2019.

Transmissions will be sent at 145.800 MHz FM in the SSTV mode PD-120. Once received, images can be posted and viewed by the public at http://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/index.php and you can receive a special SSTV ARISS Award for posting your image. See https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ for details.

This event uses a computer in the ISS Russian Segment, which stores images that are then transmitted to Earth using the ARISS amateur radio station located in the Service Module which employs the Kenwood TM D710E transceiver.

The Iphone Progam I use is SatSat is a satellite tracking software, for radio amateurs, scientists or hobbyists. It displays current and next passes for any satellites, it also provides beacons frequencies to listen to.

- SatSat works totally offline, with its own predictions and maps.

- Watch where the ISS or any other satellites are in real time.

- Add future passes to your calendar.

- SatSat automatically fetch updated satellites data.

- Get radio beacon frequencies for active satellites.

- Doppler shift

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1637883 2021-01-09T18:15:36Z 2021-01-09T18:15:36Z BLOGGING USING HAM RADIO - WINLINK

I have been sending email using just my laptop and my ham radios. This is the first time I'm going to try and send a blog post to my mahalomichael.com site.

There is little to no formatting when sending emails via winlink. - EOM

[Message receipt requested]

===== This message was sent from an amateur radio account. If you reply, be mindful that your reply will be subject to inspection by the public. If your reply contains prohibited content (profanity, personal or commercial business information, etc.) it may not reach its destination, and will endanger your correspondent's license. Ask your correspondent if you have any questions.

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1619051 2020-11-19T21:06:18Z 2020-11-22T07:38:27Z Chef Robert Irvine of the TV Show Restaurant Impossible at Tiki’s Grill & Bar.

"You never know who is going to walk in........"


It was just Jesse and I working and business had already started to pick up. Three gentlemen came up the stairs from the street. I looked over and thought, “That guy sure looks like somebody I know.”  The men came up to the restaurant front, signed in, took their temperature checks, and we got them seated. They were nice and kind, wore their masks, and Jesse then greeted them and took their order while I worked on a few other things. I delivered their food to the table and they asked for a side of blue cheese. It then dawned on me - wait a minute, I think I know him, wait a minute, oh yeah, he might be…” 


I thought, oh well, I’ll drop off the blue cheese and let them enjoy their meal. And then as I was pre-bussing the table, he said those volcano wings are really good, “please put another order in” that sound like something someone in our industry would say...


I asked the guest that I thought I recognized, “Are you ever mistaken for somebody famous?” The two other gentlemen at the table then chuckled. He answers and says, “All the time.” And one of the other guests says, “Yep, that's him.” And all three of them and myself had a good laugh, because our guest was indeed, Chef Robert Irwin from the popular show, Restaurant Impossible.


I said, “You know I didn't want to bother you, but I wasn't sure if it was you because in my interactions with you, you’ve been so calm, quiet and polite, and in the show you’re a little bit more animated and louder when you want something.”  He and the other guest started laughing as well, and he said, “Yeah, well I'm not here to fix anything in your restaurant.” We all laughed.

After refreshing the table, I brought back a big, organic Kaneohe lemon for him. I handed it to him and said it was for him to enjoy when he was ready for it, either to put in a drink or squeeze on some food. It was great to see his joy and excitement for something so simple. He smelled it, squeezed it in his hands and then passed it around the table for the other gentleman to appreciate. And he said, “This thing smells great, I can't wait to try it.” I let Jesse wrap up the table and moved on to deliver more food. On his way out he hunted me down and thanked me for the experience that he had and said “we will definitely be back.”

I asked if it would be appropriate and if he had time to get a picture. He said, “I was hoping you'd ask.”  So we took a picture out in front of the Tikis and at first it was gonna be with the masks on and then he suggested that we just stand 6 feet apart and take the masks off so I could get a good picture. One of the guys took the picture. So that's my fun, memorable Robert Irvine from Restaurant Impossible story - a nice, genuine guy and it made my week.

Robert Paul Irvine (born 24 September 1965) is an English celebrity chef and talk show host who has appeared on and hosted a variety of Food Network programmes including Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Restaurant: Impossible, A Hero's Welcome, Operation Restaurant, All-Star Academy, Guy's Grocery Games, Chopped: Impossible and Restaurant Express.[1] Irvine currently operates two restaurants, Robert Irvine's Public House at the Tropicana resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a Fresh Kitchen by Robert Irvine located within The Pentagon. Irvine launched The Robert Irvine Show, a daytime talk show which aired weekdays on The CW between 12 September 2016 and 25 May 2018.

Restaurant: Impossible is an American reality television series, featuring chef and restaurateur Robert Irvine, that originally aired on Food Network from 2011 to 2016. After a three-year hiatus, the show returned on April 20, 2019.[1] The premise of the series is that within two days and on a budget of $10,000, Irvine renovates a failing American restaurant with the goal of helping to restore it to profitability and prominence. Irvine is assisted by an HGTV designer (usually Taniya Nayak, Cheryl Torrenueva, or Lynn Kegan, but sometimes Vanessa De Leon, Krista Watterworth, Yvette Irene, or Nicole Faccuito), along with general contractor Tom Bury, who sometimes does double duty as both general contractor and designer. After assessing the problems with the restaurant, Irvine typically creates a plan for the new decor, oversees the refurbishment of the restaurant, reduces the size of the menu and improves the quality of the entrees, develops a promotional activity, educates or resolves conflicts for the restaurant's owners, or trains the staff, as needed for each restaurant.[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restaurant:_Impossible


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1613790 2020-11-08T07:30:49Z 2020-11-08T16:35:57Z First time on the Australia, New Zealand and Africa DX Net (ANZA DX NET)
It was my first time to join the Australia, New Zealand and Africa DX Net  (ANZA DX NET)  https://anzadxnet.webs.com
Logged 8 contacts but hear many more!
20m Net:  14.183 MHz, 0515 UTC, daily and 15m Net:  21.205 MHz, 0415 UTC, Saturday

In the spirit of amateur radio since 1970 ~~~ 50 years of operations
1
2020-11-08 06:04 VK4CQ 20m 14.183 SSB QG63nf Australia Ross Milne

2 2020-11-08 05:56 VK4GRZ 20m 14.183 SSB QG56go Australia Graham Ryan


3 2020-11-08 05:54 VK2RI 20m 14.183 SSB QF55bk Australia Tony

4 2020-11-08 05:54 VK7XX 20m 14.183 SSB QE38nq Australia John in Tassie

5 2020-11-08 05:42 VK1TX 20m 14.183 SSB QF44mo Australia TEX IHASZ


6 2020-11-08 05:23 VK4TM 20m 14.183 SSB QG64jr Australia Terry j Murphy


7 2020-11-08 05:21 VK3RH 20m 14.183 SSB
Australia .Rodney .Rhone


8 2020-11-08 05:12 VK4JT 20m 14.183 SSB QG56gp Australia Michael MIKE J. Buchanan MIKE NET CONTROL
List operation, say your call sign, stand by for calls
Net runs for about 1 hour, all operators welcome,
DXpedition, special-event, portable, mobile, QRP
QSO is brief exchange of call sign and signal report
Please do not spot the Net on clusters or skimmers
ANZA DX Net has been operating for 50 years.


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1612913 2020-11-06T02:05:24Z 2020-11-06T02:05:24Z Kaneohe tunnel tour
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1612748 2020-11-05T19:21:57Z 2020-11-05T19:21:57Z Alaska-Pacific Emergency Preparedness Net
The Alaska-Pacific Emergency Preparedness Net is one of the oldest emergency traffic handling nets on amateur radio.
The net meets on 14.292 MHz in the 20 meter Ham band, Monday-Friday at 0830 Alaska Time. If you need a time calculator here is a link.
Net control monitors 14.282 beginning at 15 minutes after hour for early check in. 

This is a roll call net. If you cannot hear net control, it will be appreciated if you wait until sweeps are made and do not call in the blind. Only break in if you have a contact or an emergency  We will pick up late, missed and visitor check-ins after roll call is complete. Please keep this frequency clear until the net on 14.290 has closed; this includes tuning up and looking for early check ins. NCS monitors 14.282 beginning at 15 minutes after hour for early check ins,and will switch to 14.292 at half past hour of the roll call.

https://ian.macky.net/pat/map/us/ak/ak_blu.gif

Fortunately, there have been no major disasters in Alaska in recent years, but when the need arises again, the Alaska-Pacific Emergency Preparedness Net will be there.

The "A-P Net" originated as a result of the Good Friday Earthquake that struck Alaska in 1964.  During that disaster government and private communication systems failed, and Ham radio operators provided vital links to the rest of the world.  After the earthquake, the 14.292 frequency became known as “the place” for Alaska and Lower 49 hams to meet and pass traffic.
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1610374 2020-10-31T01:30:51Z 2020-10-31T01:30:52Z Windward side foodbank distribution Mahalo to Mikey R from Tiki's Grill & Bar and chef Jeffrey Vigilla and all the other Volunteers and food bank staff and leaders that showed up.  For this massive Hawaii Foodbank distribution. I mainly worked on passing 1500 local cabbage heads. When the produce boxes and bags were all built. I got moved to the frozen hamburger and Kalua pig distribution tables. I’m sore and thankful. Great people to volunteer with, shade and joy all day long.  If you want to volunteer or donate or know someone that needs help go to https://hawaiifoodbank.org/.
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Mahalo Michael