tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:/posts Mahalo Michael 2022-01-15T18:38:10Z Mahalo Michael tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1783515 2022-01-15T18:38:10Z 2022-01-15T18:38:10Z Large volcanic eruption near Tonga (Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano) today as seen from outer space.

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

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

TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI ADVISORY SUPPLEMENT

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

A VOLCANIC ERUPTION OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

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

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

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

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

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

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

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

EVALUATION

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

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

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1776971 2021-12-30T02:35:49Z 2021-12-30T02:35:50Z Mahalo Letter from Autism Society of Hawaii
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1768358 2021-12-08T16:12:13Z 2021-12-08T16:12:14Z Tiki's Grill has opened a themed Christmas Bar to draw in some extra customers this holiday season.

Tiki's Grill has opened a themed Christmas Bar to draw in some extra customers this holiday season.

https://www.kitv.com/video/news/tikis-grill-has-opened-a-themed-christmas-bar-to-draw-in-some-extra-customers-this/video_3ea3c00d-c729-5f7a-b344-53fd6b67d2c7.html
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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/1759838 2021-11-15T21:52:02Z 2021-11-15T21:54:11Z (Video) 2021 Thanksgiving mention on KHON2 TV of Tiki's Grill & Bar
https://www.khon2.com/local-news/local-restaurants-continue-to-offer-affordable-pre-fixed-thanksgiving-meals-despite-increased-costs/
by: Nikki Schenfeld Posted: Nov 14, 2021 HST HONOLULU (KHON2) —


In 2020, to-go Thanksgiving meals were extremely popular and long lines were seen outside restaurants due to gathering size restrictions. Make Reservations at Tikisgrill.com.


Several restaurants are also offering pre-fixed Thanksgiving meals, but reservations are going fast.

“We anticipate to sell out this year just like we did last year,” said Michael Miller, director of operations for Tiki’s Grill and Bar. “The demand is high, and we still have some capacity issues going on.”

Restaurants on Oahu are still required to keep six feet of social distancing between tables indoors; proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours is also required to dine in.

“If you want those special times, if you want a sizable table, I highly recommend you make a reservation,” Miller said.

Even though prices are increasing for just about everything, Tiki’s said they are not raising their prices for Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner includes spiced butternut squash bisque, lemongrass cornbread, slow-roasted turkey, sausage apple chestnut dressing, Yukon gold potato gratin, Molokai potato purée, sage chardonnay pan gravy, fresh cranberry and bacon, macadamia nut, pineapple brussels sprouts, pumpkin cheesecake and live music.

“We know the costs are increasing and we kind of went over it and kind of said, ‘hey, this is what we think that we still should do, at least this year, at the $39 mark,’” Miller of Tiki’s said. “The live entertainment, the free valet — there is the ocean view, it’s going to be a wonderful, wonderful holiday season.”

THANKSGIVING Menu 2021

Thursday, Nov. 25th, 3 - 9:30 PM at Tiki's Grill & Bar

Three Course Pre Fixe Menu 

by Chef Ronnie Nasuti


Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque

Lemongrass Cornbread


Slow Roasted Tom Turkey with all the Fixings’

  • Sausage, Apple, Chestnut Dressing

  • Yukon Gold Potato Gratin

  • Molokai Potato Purée

  • Sage Chardonnay Pan Gravy

  • Fresh Cranberry, Star Anise Orange Relish

  • Bacon, Macadamia Nut & Pineapple Brussels Sprouts


Pumpkin Cheesecake

  •  Salted Caramel, Haupia Creme’


$39 menu plus tax & gratuity

*Keiki 12 and under can order on the day of, please note how many 

{high chairs, chairs, or boosters} are needed


Make Reservations

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1754850 2021-11-02T18:58:13Z 2021-11-02T18:58:13Z DRAGON OS FOCAL - The Software Defined Radio Toolbox

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1754125 2021-10-31T23:17:22Z 2021-10-31T23:17:22Z #Shorts remove QRM / Alinco power supply
https://youtube.com/shorts/bSSQR4X4_0c?feature=share
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1744466 2021-10-06T06:47:32Z 2021-10-06T06:47:32Z VK3MIT Wangaratta, Australia<<<<8701km (5406 mi) >>>> KH6ML Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii HF RADIO EMAIL Winlink
Winlink connection 8701km (5406 mi) away!  Slow speeds but still able to send and receive an email.
Using VARA HF!  VARA is a High-Performance HF modem based on OFDM modulation. VARA Modem brings state-of-the-art Military-grade technology to new and existing HF data.

VARA (600 x 186)


https://winlink.org/




Wangaratta (/wæŋɡəˈrætə/[3]) is a city in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, 236 km (147 mi) from Melbourne along the Hume Highway.

The city is located at the junction of the Ovens and King rivers.

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1741155 2021-09-27T20:02:09Z 2021-09-27T20:02:09Z History of Kailua, Hawaii: Where Two Waters Meet History by Dr. Paul Brennan to Engineers and Architects of Hawaii on August 22, 2014
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1737312 2021-09-18T01:25:08Z 2021-09-18T01:25:09Z Travel Weekly - Interview with Michael Miller By Tovin Lapan | Sep 17, 2021 | On Oahu, visitors show vax records and businesses adapt to Covid rules


On Oahu, visitors show vax records and businesses adapt to Covid rules
https://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/On-Oahu-visitors-show-vax-records-and-businesses-adapt-to-Covid-rules
Travel Weekly - By Tovin Lapan  | Sep 17, 2021 |

HONOLULU -- On the first night of new regulations designed to beat back a pandemic surge, establishments throughout Waikiki looked more like exclusive nightclubs in South Beach or Las Vegas than resort-area restaurants.

But to get past the velvet ropes, bouncers were looking for vaccination cards or recent negative Covid-19 tests, not the best-dressed or those most likely to shell out for table service.

Under the Safe Access Oahu rules effective Sept. 13, all guests and employees at restaurants, bars, gyms, museums and other businesses and attractions across the island must show either proof of vaccination or a negative result on a Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours.

Unvaccinated employees must be tested once a week.

Bars and restaurants deployed barriers, tables and additional staff to their entrances to handle document checks. At Deck, inside the Queen Kapiolani Hotel, after vaccine or test records were verified, diners signed a ledger and provided an address for contact tracing, and they could stay for only 90 minutes. 

On Waikiki's Kalakaua Avenue, dotted with luxury shops and hotels, a restaurant sign trumpeted a surf-and-turf special and, in bold letters, "All Employees Vaccinated." At a sushi spot next door, a line formed to sit at one of its Plexiglas-enclosed tables.

Restaurants reported depressed sales in recent weeks, but the new regulations, coupled with capacity restrictions, created the effect that half-full Waikiki was as busy as ever. 

Michael Miller, director of operations at Tiki's Grill and Bar on the Waikiki beachfront said he is hiring two staff members to beef up presence at the door.

"You've got to have the right person up front," he said. "People are already stressed. They are jet-lagged and hangry on top of that. So you need to hire someone for the door who is an ambassador of aloha, someone who has the training and can start the customer experience off right."

T0920WAIKIKIRESTRICTIONS1_TL [Credit: Tovin Lapan]
A sign board outside Kelley O'Neil's, a pub on Lewers Street in Waikiki, alerts patrons to new rules on Oahu. Photo Credit: TW photo by Tovin Lapan

Ryan Tanaka, co-owner of Waikiki sports bar Giovanni Pastrami, said a few customers had to be turned away on the first day for not having the necessary documents.

"The majority of our clientele are tourists, and a lot don't realize this is going on," he said. "They're not tracking rules county by county, and this is just Oahu. So they book a ticket to come to Hawaii, and they show up at a restaurant and we say, 'Sorry, can you show us your vaccination card?' There's a little bit of a surprise factor."

In general, restaurant owners said the first day went relatively smoothly, but Tanaka, who is also vice chairman of the Hawaii Restaurant Association, said members across the island were reporting a steep decline in foot traffic.

Vaccination rates rising among restaurant employees

Oahu's new policy does seem to be spurring vaccinations among employees at the impacted businesses.

At Giovanni Pastrami, they expect to go from 83% of staff vaccinated to 95% in the next few weeks, but Tanaka added the new rules could exacerbate an ongoing labor shortage. 

"Not all employees are responding well to the policy," he said. "What it's doing is adding stress to an already stressed situation." 

Miller said an additional 20 of his 110 staff members were motivated to get vaccinated recently, and he thought the new rules could boost hiring.

"In one way, it makes some of the staff feel a bit better about serving visitors," he said.

In addition to labor woes, supply chain bottlenecks and the new vaccine mandate, Oahu restaurants were also hit with capacity reductions and a ban on large events in the past month. Also, in August, Gov. David Ige discouraged visitation to the Islands through the end of October.

"It's definitely a frustrating time to be in the restaurant business," said Tom Jones, co-owner of Gyotaku Japanese Restaurants. "For some restaurants, maybe they've been able to survive until now, but this next down period could be the straw that breaks the camel's back."

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1736919 2021-09-17T01:45:08Z 2021-09-17T01:45:08Z Next SpaceX Commercial Crew to ISS Comprised of Radio Amateurs
In the latest ARRL Letter From the AANext SpaceX Commercial Crew to ISS Comprised of Radio Amateurs

Four radio amateurs will head to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a commercial flight, thanks to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). They are Raja Chari, KI5LIU; Tom Marshburn, KE5HOC; Kayla Barron, KI5LAL, and Matthias Maurer, KI5KFH, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut. The targeted launch date is no sooner than October 31, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch will mark the third SpaceX Crew

The SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts (L-R) Matthias Maurer, KI5KFH; Thomas Marshburn, KE5HOC; Raja Chari, KI5LIU, and Kayla Barron, KI5LAL, during pre-flight training at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket launch combination as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, which provides transportation to and from the ISS. The crew is scheduled for a 6-month stay aboard the orbiting laboratory, living and working as part of what's expected to be a seven-member crew.

The launch will be the first spaceflight for Chari, Barron, and Maurer, and the third for Marshburn.

NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 will be the third crew rotation mission to the ISS with astronauts on a US rocket and spacecraft and the fourth flight with astronauts, including the Demo-2 test flight in 2020, the Crew-1 mission in 2020 - 2021, and the ongoing Crew-2 flight as part of the Expedition 65 crew.

Crew-3 astronauts plan to arrive at the station to overlap with NASA Astronauts Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, and Megan McArthur; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI, and ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, who flew to the station as part of the agency's SpaceX Crew-2 mission in April 2021.

Mission teams have a target launch date of no earlier than April 15, 2022, for the launch of the SpaceX Crew-4 mission. "NASA's Commercial Crew Program is working with industry through a public-private partnership to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station, which will allow for additional research time and will increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity's testbed for exploration," NASA said. "The space station remains the springboard to space exploration, including future missions to the moon and Mars."

For launch coverage and more information about the mission, visit the NASA website.

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1731288 2021-09-03T01:13:19Z 2021-09-03T01:13:19Z Fwd: 2021 CQ WPX SSB Log Check Report - KH6ML

The WPX Contest is based on an award offered by CQ Magazine for working all prefixes.
Held on the last weekend of March (SSB) and May (CW), the contest draws thousands of entries from around the world.

Contest: 2021 SSB  Score: 3,698 points Category: Single Operator Low Power All Bands

  Hawaii Oceania World
2021 CQ WPX SSB Contest KH6ML Rank* 4 136 2004

 CQ WPX Contest Committee www.cqwpx.com.  
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1727487 2021-08-23T16:03:50Z 2021-08-23T16:03:50Z VIDEO - HAWAII QSO PARTY
August 28-30 2021
https://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org
BIG MAHALO to Alan AD6E / KH6TU HQP Chairman

The Hawai`i 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.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1717664 2021-07-26T18:53:14Z 2021-07-26T18:53:14Z HF VARA Winlink and coffee!
HF VARA Winlink (Radio Email)
Contacts make by KH6ML while having coffee

Winlink Global Radio Email https://winlink.org/..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. 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.
1 2021-07-26 18:22 K7NHV 20m 14.101
CN87sk United States


2 2021-07-26 17:54 VE7RBH 20m 14.085
CO64js Canada


3 2021-07-26 17:43 K7IF 20m 14.100
CN87oa United States


4 2021-07-26 17:32 KB6HOH 20m 14.099
CM88rc United States


5 2021-07-26 17:30 K6SDR 20m 14.104
CM87rx United States


6 2021-07-26 17:22 KB6YNO 20m 14.107
CM88qg United States


7 2021-07-26 17:15 KL7EDK 20m 14.109
BP64dv Alaska


8 2021-07-26 17:10 W7FLO 20m 14.103
CN73wx United States
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1712353 2021-07-11T09:30:36Z 2021-07-11T09:30:36Z 2021 IARU HF Championships - KH6ML Worked 16 stations around the world

2021 IARU HF Championships



The objective of the IARU HF World Championship is “to support the amateur self-training in radiocommunications including improving amateur operating skills, conducting technical investigations, and intercommunicating with other amateurs around the world, especially IARU member society headquarters stations, using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10-meter bands.” The special rules governing IARU Member Society HQ Stations allow for multiple sites to be used, again subject to national regulations.  The IARU HF Championships took place from 12:00 UTC on Saturday 10 July and ended at 11:59 UTC on Sunday 11 July 2021 with CW and phone activity.

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2021-07-11 08:26 ES6RW 20m 14.280 SSB KO37op Estonia Rein Kolk

2 2021-07-11 08:25 SN5V 20m 14.280 SSB KO02mf Poland Maciej Sebastian Muszalski

3 2021-07-11 08:23 G7BXU 20m 14.280 SSB IO91mj England Stephen Welton

4 2021-07-11 08:22 SNØHQ 20m 14.280 SSB KO02mf Poland Special call for IARU HF World Championship

5 2021-07-11 08:21 IKØPHY 20m 14.280 SSB JN61qn Italy MARCO CORSI

6 2021-07-11 08:20 YL4HQ 20m 14.280 SSB KO26fx Latvia IARU HF World Championship LRAL

7 2021-07-11 08:14 MWØRLJ 20m 14.280 SSB IO71lx Wales Rob Johns

8 2021-07-11 08:10 DK8MZ 20m 14.280 SSB JN58pe Germany Wolfgang Urban

9 2021-07-11 08:07 JA7ZFN 20m 14.280 SSB QM08ib Japan Fubo Ham Club

10 2021-07-11 07:51 GR2HQ 20m 14.299 SSB IO91vl England UK (RSGB) IARU contest HQ team - July 2021

11 2021-07-11 07:44 IO6HQ 20m 14.262 SSB JN62ks Italy ARI HQ Station

12 2021-07-11 07:42 TMØHQ 20m 14.262 SSB JN18eu France HQ HQ Station

13 2021-07-11 07:40 DAØHQ 20m 14.285 SSB JO50lq Germany Contest Station

14 2021-07-11 07:34 OL1HQ 20m 14.322 SSB JO70fc Czech Republic Headquarter Station Of Czech Radio Club

15 2021-07-11 07:30 CR6K 20m 14.329 SSB IN50ru Portugal Contest Call for Filipe & Jose Lopes
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0851 KH6ML 59 61 OZ1HQ 59 ERD



START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CONTEST: IARU-HF
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN: KH6ML
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
EMAIL: KH6ML808@GMAIL.COM
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CREATED-BY: CONTEST LOGCHECKER V4.9 [WWW.CONTESTLOGCHECKER.COM]
HQ-SubQuestions: Pwr=LOW Ops=1 Assist=Y
HQ-CATEGORY: Single Operator Unlimited, Phone Only, Low Power
HQ-CAT: SOU-PH-LP
HQ-OPERATORS: KH6ML
HQ-HOST-CALLSIGN: KH6ML
HQ-DATE-RECEIVED: 2021-07-11 09:23:42 UTC
HQ-LOG-DEADLINE: 2021-07-18 11:59:59 UTC
HQ-ASSISTANCE-QUESTION: Y
HQ-GRID-LOCATOR: BL11cj
HQ-TRACKING: 22p3khs9.iaru-hf
HQ-RAW-SCORE: 576
QSO: 14329 PH 2021-07-11 0730 KH6ML 59 61 CR6K 59 37
QSO: 14323 PH 2021-07-11 0734 KH6ML 59 61 OL1HQ 59 CRC
QSO: 14285 PH 2021-07-11 0740 KH6ML 59 61 DA0HQ 59 DARC
QSO: 14262 PH 2021-07-11 0742 KH6ML 59 61 TM0HQ 59 REF
QSO: 14262 PH 2021-07-11 0744 KH6ML 59 61 IO6HQ 59 ARI
QSO: 14299 PH 2021-07-11 0751 KH6ML 59 61 GR2HQ 59 RSGB
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0807 KH6ML 59 61 JA7ZFN 59 45
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0810 KH6ML 59 61 DK8MZ 59 28
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0814 KH6ML 59 61 MW0RLJ 59 27
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0820 KH6ML 59 61 YL4HQ 59 LRAL
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0821 KH6ML 59 61 IK0PHY 59 28
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0822 KH6ML 59 61 SN0HQ 59 PZK
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0823 KH6ML 59 61 G7BXU 59 27
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0825 KH6ML 59 61 SN5V 59 28
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0826 KH6ML 59 61 ES6RW 59 29
QSO: 14280 PH 2021-07-11 0851 KH6ML 59 61 OZ1HQ 59 ERD
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1711773 2021-07-08T21:58:22Z 2021-07-08T23:02:36Z (Video) Michael Miller of Tiki's speaks about concerns 6 foot distancing with TV Report Dallis Ontiveros from KHON2
Michael Miller is a past chairperson of the Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) and is still an active member of HRA. He is the Director of Operations and a Partner at Tiki's Grill & Bar

https://www.khon2.com/wake-up-2day/wakeup2dayrestaurant-workers-respond-to-the-75-capacity-limit-adjustment-and-say-it-does-not-help/

Interview with TV Report Dallis Ontiveros from KHON2

More COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and are now in effect.

Mainland travelers with proof of vaccination can now skip the mandatory quarantine and pre-test.

And more people are allowed to gather, 25 people indoors and 75 people outdoors. Dallis Ontiveros went live around town during WakeUp2Day to hear what residents think.

The current 75% capacity for restaurants does nothing for restaurants because we have to still maintain the 6’ social distancing both inside and outside.

This is causing long wait times and is causing our local and visiting guests to have a very different experience than in the past.

  It also results in overworked and very tired employees.

You can gather outside in groups of 75 with no masks, but you have to sit on a patio and maintain 6’. Makes no sense. 

Hawaii Restaurant Association | The Hawaii Restaurant ...

About the HRA

The Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) helps to support and ensure a favorable environment for all to thrive in the foodservice industry.
We do this via the following:

Legislative Advocacy:
Biggest issues currently faced include labor, health care reform and new bills that propose changes that would negatively impact the industry.
HRA is active at the capitol, communicating to lawmakers how these issues impact the foodservice industry.
Networking & Community Engagement:
The sharing of best practices among peers plus recognizing and rewarding the unsung heroes of our industry who make a difference in the communities they serve.
Education & Future Employee Development:
The HRA tracks Hawaii restaurant industry key performance indicators to provide operating bench marks, and works with the Department of Education & Community Education centers to make ready the next generation of food service talent entering the work force.
News-Resources-Support:
HRA sources industry news from around the US and the world to ensure that members are kept up to date with the latest developments and best practices. From food safety to talent deployment and development, we will absorb the best articles and condense them into digestible facts and quick reference.
We also recognize our local leaders, trendsetters and ambassadors with our annual events like the Hall of Fame Dinner and Employee Appreciation and Excellence Awards.
Special membership discounts and savings from vendors providing specialty services to the HRA Members and the Hawaii Foodservice industry.
The HRA website provides the link to thousands of dollars in saving for our members. All vendors are background checked and tested to ensure true value and product/service integrity.

HRA is looking for more ways to increase the labor force in the foodservice industry. For a variety of reasons, labor represents the most complex and perplexing issue for foodservice operators from all segments — one that could keep the industry from reaching a full revenue potential. Hawaii is experiencing its lowest unemployment rate in over 6 years. With the number of new restaurants opening, HRA is working with a number of companies that focus on training and preparing individuals to work in foodservice.

Operators will face further pressure from the public and local municipalities due to the ongoing minimum wage debate and the need to provide benefits, specifically healthcare, to entry-level employees. So, without question, labor costs will continue to apply pressure to operators’ bottom line. Exactly how much pressure? HRA projects labor-related costs could increase anywhere from 50 percent to 100 percent in the next 5 years.

Who will pay the price for these increases? It’s likely the customer. Many operators will have to increase menu prices to cover the cost increases. If you have good operational effectiveness, it makes this easier. But consumers will need to get used to paying higher prices.

Government represents an issue that’s even more perplexing than labor. In fact, 23 percent of operators feel government is the top issue that will impact their business moving forward, according to the National Restaurant Association. It’s not any one factor that concerns operators but a variety of them, including minimum wage increases, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, recent National Labor Relations Board rulings on the franchise model and much more. HRA is keeping you informed as to what comes from our local and the national legislative sessions.

A key factor to prepare for the future is the operators willingness and ability to invest in customer-facing technology that will help them with future growth and success.

In fact, one out of three consumers report the availability of technology impacts their decision to dine out. This covers a plethora of technologies, including mobile apps, in-store kiosks, tableside tablets and unlocking the potential of digital menu boards. These products do more than make a restaurant appear more contemporary. They give operators more control over their businesses. HRA is continuously researching new technologies to bring to the Hawaii foodservice industry.

Technology allows staff to not only target customer service but also impact sales through suggestive selling. Now the technology exists to facilitate real-time education that ranges from information to where the food is sourced to how it’s prepared. And an educated customer is good for the restaurant industry. A lot of these technologies have potential to drive incremental sales. That includes driving sales through loyalty programs and even having the flexibility to adjust prices by daypart.

Successful implementation of technology will become more than an operational imperative; it will allow restaurants to shape their guest experiences long before the customers place an order or walk through the front door.

Let us help you get more business. Log on to www.hawaiirestaurant.org and see the events that we will be suggesting to our extensive list of members and industry partners. Become a member today!

Our Membership Committee is continuing to enhance the benefits that are available to our members. Check out the “Member’s Special Offers” section of our website that features discounts and money saving offers for our Restaurant and Allied Members alike. HRA also has a number of facts and resources that will help you be more productive and prosperous in your business.

The Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) helps to support and ensure a favorable environment for all to thrive in the foodservice industry. 808-944-9105 | info@hawaiirestaurant.org . 2909 Waialae Avenue #22 Honolulu, HI 96826

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1707725 2021-06-27T08:01:45Z 2021-06-28T18:11:26Z NEW RECORD! 12273km (7626 mi) Email exchange over Ham Radio Switzerland <-> Hawaii Vara HF KH6ML


12273km (7626 mi) Email exchange over Ham Radio

Switzerland flagSwitzerland <-> HawaiiHawaii flag

Vara HF



Winlink Vara HF Connection to HB9AK @ 2021/06/27 07:10:39  USB Dial: 14108.900

*** Station Bearing: 011,  Range: 7619 miles (12273km (7626 mi) from QRZ.com)

Aloha from Hawaii!  
THANK YOU FOR RUNNING A GATEWAY
I think this is my personal best record for Winlink and VARA HF
Local time 9:12  2021-06-27 07:00 UTC
100w with a G5RV Jr antenna ICOM 7300

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RMS Trimode 1.3.39.0 *** WINLINK BERN  ***
KH6ML has 90 minutes remaining with HB9AK (JN36PV)
{SFI = 082 On 2021-06-27 07:00 UTC}

 End of session at 2021/06/27 07:18:45 ---
*** Messages sent: 0.  Total bytes sent: 0,  Time: 08:06,  bytes/minute: 0
*** Messages Received: 1.  Total bytes received: 364,  Total session time: 08:06,  bytes/minute: 45
*** Disconnected from Winlink RMS: HB9AK @ 2021/06/27 07:18:54
*** Session: 8.3 min;  Avg Throughput: 43 Bytes/min;   1 Min Peak Throughput: 43 Bytes/min
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1705425 2021-06-20T18:21:59Z 2021-07-10T19:12:09Z Download your K6K - 2021 certificate King Kamehameha Celebration

On June 11, 2021, 2937 Amateur Radio contacts (QSO) were made with the special-event station K6K to celebrate King Kamehameha the Great and Hawai’i’s rich history.

The results were grand, and allowed operators worldwide to contact K6K station operators and learn about King Kamehameha the Great and why he is celebrated in Hawai’i.

https://sites.google.com/view/k6khawaii - for stats and maps

Σ QSOs 2936

CW 1608

Phone 443

Digital 885

61 Countries

55 P2P Winlink (OH was the DX)


No QSL Cards will be issued.
Please download your K6K - 2021 certificate King Kamehameha Celebration
http://cert.elemcoshopfloor.com/

Enter the call sign you used to contact us.

There is a drop-down box for events, select K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration 2021






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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1704798 2021-06-18T17:36:39Z 2021-06-18T17:36:39Z KHON TV - Talks with Michael Staffing, pandemic restrictions impacting services in Hawaii tourism industry
https://www.khon2.com/coronavirus/staffing-pandemic-restrictions-impacting-services-in-hawaii-tourism-industry/

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Many did not expect tourism to pick up as quickly as it did.

Businesses are facing the challenge of staffing and balancing the restrictions still in place.

[Hawaii’s Breaking News–Download the FREE KHON2 app for iOS or Android]

Some visitors have noticed changes to service at restaurants and hotels — industries that are still looking to hire.

“We’ve been in several places that only had half the tables filled with people still waiting in line, so obviously they just don’t have enough staff to keep up with everybody,” said Tim Gentry of Oklahoma.

Hawaii residents want better management of booming tourism industry

“Room service is every four days, so we’ve noticed that, but whenever we needed something we’ve been able to communicate that with the front desk and there’s been someone there helping us,” said Jena who is visiting from California.

Tiki’s Bar and Grill says there are longer wait times not only because of staffing but also due to capacity issues.

Hawaii tourism industry launches campaign targeting ‘mindful travelers’ as more visitors arrive

“We have a six-foot distancing that’s going on. We can’t service the amount of guests that we have coming in,” said Director of Operations and partner of Tiki’s Grill and Bar Michael Miller.

The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii says there are several reasons for the workforce shortage.

Hotel prices to rise while availability decreases as travel and tourism heats up

“From personal safety, to those who are still leveraging the federal unemployment insurance plus up, child care,” said President and CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara. “Also, we had an influx of visitors arrive in Hawaii and I think that outpaced the time that businesses were able to prepare for workers to return to the workplace.”

Businesses are doing what they can and had to get creative to manage the influx of visitors.

“One of the changes that we had to do was, increase the pay for our host team. That was one of the more challenging positions to hire. And so, that’s increased. Some of the cooks pays have increased,” said Miller.

“You have everything from management setting up tables, taking down. Also, doing some of the work that you’d have in place that your entire labor of forces. So it varies from hotel to hotel,” said Mufi Hannemann of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association. “I will say this, we’d rather be experiencing the problems we feel now, with respect to opening up, as opposed to being shut down and wondering when we’re going to open.”

Many visitors are understanding, for the most part.

“There’s so many wonderful beautiful things you can do in Hawaii. Hawaii speaks for itself, so the fact that you have to wait longer at a restaurant I don’t think would affect my recommendation of visiting Hawaii at all,” said Jena.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1704263 2021-06-17T00:49:42Z 2021-06-17T00:49:42Z Tiki's is Hiring - Hawaii News now interview
One of the best places to work in Waikiki is now Hiring. Michael Miller is interviewed on Hawaii News now!

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1704034 2021-06-16T15:41:40Z 2021-06-16T15:41:40Z Bloomberg - Photo and Quote Tiki’s
Tiki’s Grill & Bar, one of many restaurants in Waikiki facing a labor shortage.
Source: Tiki’s Grill & Bar


“We have a minimum of 10 job openings, which is unheard of,” says Michael Miller, director of operations at the locally-owned Tiki’s Grill & Bar. “And people aren’t even coming in for interviews.”

To read the full story:


Everyone’s Going to Hawaii, and the Resorts Aren’t Ready

Jen Murphy

State authorities hoped to create a more sustainable future for tourism after the pandemic, but the opposite is ...


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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/1703174 2021-06-14T07:08:18Z 2021-06-14T07:08:19Z K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration PROMO VIDEO


K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration

Special Event Station
HAWAII TIME: Friday, June 11, 2021, 06:00 am HST - 10:00 pm HST ( May run till midnight)
UTC TIME:    Friday, June 11, 2021, 16:00 UTC - Sat, Jun 12, 2021, 10:00 UTC

Amateur Radio Operators will activate special-event station K6K to celebrate King Kamehameha the Great and Hawai’i’s rich history.  K6K special event station will give HAMS a chance to add Hawaii to their logs to earn WAS or DXCC awards.


After hearing about the cancellation of all King Kamehameha Celebration parade events statewide, Michael Miller - KH6ML, a community emergency coordinator, spoke with amateur radio operators and a few people with the Commission to see if there was a level of interest to make the event happen. 

This station is authorized by the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission as an official event.

This event will give volunteer Hawaii Operators the chance to test their communications equipment and skills and be ready to assist when the cell phone and the internet fail.  

Successful radio contacts are eligible to receive a special and inscribed certificate bearing the full-color rendition of K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration.


The Kamehameha Day Holiday was proclaimed by King Kamehameha I’s grandson, Lot Kapuāiwa - King Kamehameha V, in 1871, followed by an inaugural celebration of events on June 11, 1872. Years later, in 1939, the Commission was formed under the Hawai‘i Territorial Legislature. 


The FCC allows special-event stations to recognize and promote activities, services, or events of a historical or uniquely appealing nature. A special call sign is issued for a limited duration to identify the station. K6K was requested and granted. During this time, stations from around the islands and the world will try and make contact. 


TO VIEW A SHORT CLIP OF 2020 lei draping and short history  https://fb.watch/4rB_6oMA7H/

Operating Rules:

  • This is not a contest. The idea is to allow as many operators as possible to reach the contact station operators and learn about King Kamehameha the Great and why he is celebrated in Hawai’i. 

  • All radio operators must operate their stations strictly in accordance with their countries’ or FCC regulations. Any authorized amateur radio frequency may be used.

  • Stations should listen for K6K calling “CQ K6K”

  • The main modes will be SSB, FM, FT-8, and Winlink. Other Modes maybe be added.

  • QSLS: eQSLs are available via LOTW. NO Paper QSLs.

  • CERTIFICATES: Are self-printed (by you) for contacts with our Special Event Station. If you contact our Special Event Station, look up your call sign on the following link and print your own certificate: Link to follow. Please allow 30 days for all logs to be processed.

For more than 100 years, Amateur Radio — also called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster or emergency, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. 750,000 amateur radio licensees in the US, and an estimated 3 million worldwide. Throughout COVID-19, HAMS around the world have continued to be on the air practicing their skills, in part as a way to help stay connected. 

For more info:https://sites.google.com/view/k6khawaii  Or email  k6khawaii@gmail.com 


Operators that are lending their kokua to make this happen are:

AH6GT
VK2TXB/KH6
AH6NF
KH6DL
KH6RDO
AH6OD
NH7J
WH6FQI
NH6HI
WH6FG
AH6AE
AH0A
WH6FSI
WH6CYB
KH6FHI
N6KB
NH6OV
KH6LX
KG6QQD
KH6LT
KH6LT
NH6DV
KH6ML
WH6DLP
NH6JC
WH6CPH
KH6PXM
W7NX
NH6V
AH6RR
WH6TR
WH6FYK
AH6KO
KH6HHG
KC6JLX
WH6FAM
KH7U
WH6AV
WH6GS
KB1EIB
W9JJ
NO2C
AH6V
K6ICS
AD6E
K2RYD

K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration

Hawaii DX

Special Event Amateur Radio Station

Friday, June 11, 2021 (16:00 UTC)

For more info:https://sites.google.com/view/k6khawaii  Or email  k6khawaii@gmail.com

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1703171 2021-06-14T06:41:49Z 2021-06-14T06:41:50Z what it takes to make our Calamansi Martini
#FilipinoFoodWeekHawaii

Check out the video we prepared showing you what it takes to make our Calamansi Martini.

What's in it~ 
Local Pau Maui Vodka made with Pineapple, House-made Calamansi syrup, Fresh Squeezed Calamansi juice, & a halved Calamansi to add more flavor. 

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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/1703168 2021-06-14T06:36:34Z 2021-06-14T06:36:35Z Lechon Kawali - Filipino Food Week Hawaii.
>>On The Menu<<

Lechon Kawali

Adobo braised and crisped pork belly, garlic rice, lomi lomi tomatoes, & island-grown long beans.

A little about Filipino Food Week from Filipino Food Week Hawaii.

"In commemoration of the 75th year of the establishment of the bilateral relations between the Philippines and the United States, this year’s Filipino Food Week shall focus on the ways Filipino cuisine has enriched Hawaii's culinary landscape. Restaurants across the State will be offering special Filipino dishes that combine both Filipino and Hawaiian influences. The event culminates with Pusong Filipinx Market on June 13 at the Bishop Museum, where attendees can shop Filipino food and other Philippine-inspired products."

Created by Chef Ronnie & the culinary team to highlight and celebrate this rich cultural heritage in Hawaii for Filipino Food Week. 

>>On The Menu<<

Lechon Kawali

Adobo braised and crisped pork belly, garlic rice, lomi lomi tomatoes, & island-grown long beans.

@filipino

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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/1701149 2021-06-09T15:56:57Z 2021-06-09T15:56:58Z News:The Pandemic Has Turned Us Into Big Tippers. How Long Will That Last? - Honolulu Civil Beat
Denby Fawcett: The Pandemic Has Turned Us Into Big Tippers. How Long Will That Last? - Honolulu Civil Beat

Restaurateur Michael Miller said servers from other restaurants — some of them out of work themselves — would come into his Tiki’s Grill and Bar in Waikiki to support his staff.

“Everyone knows that waiters tend to overtip other waiters because they know what they are going through, but during the pandemic their tips to their colleagues were bigger than normal, even though the people giving so generously were struggling themselves,” said Miller, director of operations and a partner in the popular restaurant on the second floor of the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel.

He said some customers have given such huge tips that his servers went back to the table to ask if it had been a mistake.

Tiki’s Grill waiter Colby Harris told me in a phone call about the party of 10 from Texas who tipped him $180 on a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. Then, after paying their bill, they ordered another round of drinks and paid him another $200 tip.

“My tip from that one group was almost $400. I was super surprised,” said Harris.

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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/1698282 2021-06-02T23:28:04Z 2021-06-02T23:28:04Z Kids Cooking Local At Home: Local Chefs Teach Families How To Cook

Kids Cooking Local At Home: Local Chefs Teach Families How To Cook

Learn how to cook with local ingredients and pantry staples


Rainbow Waldorf Salad "To Go".

Demonstrated by Chef Ronnie Nasuti from Tiki’s Grill & Bar

Ingredients:

• 1 red apple
• 1 lemon
• 1 cup of red grapes
• 1 stalk of celery
• 1 small head of lettuce
• 1 cup plain white yogurt
• 1 tsp honey
• 1 cup cooked quinoa
• ¼ cup toasted walnuts
• 16 oz clear container (such as Mason jar, cleaned out spaghetti sauce jar, clear plastic cup, etc.). This is needed to “layer” the salad.

Directions:

1. Cook the quinoa ahead of time
2. Cut the apples into small piece, then toss the apples in lemon juice to acidulate them and stop oxidation.
3. Cut celery into small pieces
4. Slice up lettuce
5. Layer the ingredients into 16 oz container(s) as follows dividing the ingredients evenly into each jar:
a. yogurt
b. grapes
c. lettuce
d. quinoa
e. celery
f. apples
g. walnuts
6. Seal & refrigerate until ready to eat! Shake jar before eating to mix ingredients.

 

Honolulu, HI ­– The Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation (HAF) announces the release of its Kids CookingLocal At Home (KCL At Home) video series – virtual cooking lessons featuring local chefs cooking up healthy recipes with local ingredients while making the most of affordable staple items and Hawai‘i’s favorite canned goods. Local chefs featuring chef Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki’s Grill & Bar. Learn how to make easy-to-follow recipes such as 13 videos are now available online at HawaiiAgFoundation.org.


Chef Ronnie Nasuti
Tiki’s Grill and Bar

Since the age of 13, Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti has been working in restaurants where he started his humble beginnings as a dishwasher in a rural suburb of Boston.  After moving to Hawaii in his early 20s, he started at the Roy’s Park Bistro in Waikiki where he learned every station and even did 24 hour room service and pastry.  He then came to the flagship restaurant in Hawaii Kai and eventually went on to become the Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill Sous Chef on Kauai, before returning to Roy’s Hawaii Kai as the Executive Sous Chef and later as Executive Chef. Chef Ronnie now hangs his hat at Tiki’s Grill & Bar and is excited to be a part of the team as Executive chef in this fun and exciting Waikiki restaurant.

 

KCL At Home was initially created to move HAF’s Kids Cooking Local (KCL) program to a virtual setting due to COVID-19 restrictions. KCL addresses the need to provide vulnerable communities and families who may be experiencing food insecurity with access to healthy food and to teach healthy eating. In partnership with After-School All-Stars (ASAS) and Boys and Girls Club Hawai‘i (BGCH), KCL serves students from six Title I schools on O‘ahu – ‘Ilima Intermediate School, William P. Jarrett Middle School, King David Kalākaua Middle School, Nānākuli High & Intermediate School, Waiʻanae Intermediate School, and Washington Middle School. Each week, KCL students bring home a bag of ingredients to follow the virtual cooking at home and create the meal with their families. By providing a bag of ingredients and local produce to the students, families gain accessibility to fresh, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables that might normally be cost-prohibitive.

 

“We’re excited to share Kids Cooking Local At Home with our community,” says Denise Yamaguchi, HAF Executive Director. “We know that many families have been struggling as we try to navigate our way out of the pandemic, and we hope that these videos can help families spend more quality time together, cooking at home and learning about our local agriculture, and how to cook with the local produce that’s readily available in our communities.

 

To watch and cook along with Kids Cooking Local At Home, go to https://www.hawaiiagfoundation.org/kids-cooking-local/ and register for a free account.

 

About Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation
The Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization created to promote agriculture and farming. Established in 2007, HAF’s mission is to support and sustain Hawai‘i’s agricultural industry by addressing critical needs and services of farmers and the agricultural industry in Hawai‘i, and by better connecting the farmers with the community and vice-versa. For more information, visit HawaiiAgFoundation.org.



Rainbow Waldorf Salad "To Go".
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1696263 2021-05-28T19:30:20Z 2021-05-28T19:30:20Z American Hawaii Cruises 90s Promo Video ft. SS Constitution & SS Independence
I had a job onboard the SS Independence. I was the ship's DJ.

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1694029 2021-05-23T06:20:58Z 2021-05-23T07:00:42Z Video Michael Speaking to the news Hawaii graduation parties still on hold, restaurants see uptick

https://www.khon2.com/coronavirus/hawaii-graduation-parties-still-on-hold-restaurants-see-uptick/

by: Nikki Schenfeld

Posted: May 21, 2021 / 06:30 PM HST / Updated: May 21, 2021 / 06:30 PM HST

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Graduation season is underway and many families are finding new ways to celebrate safely with fewer restrictions in place then in 2020.

It is the second year in a row that large graduation parties have been put on hold due to COVID-19.

[Hawaii news on the go–LISTEN to KHON 2GO weekday mornings at 7:30 a.m.]

Restrictions for social gatherings are still in effect.

Ten people can gather inside and outside on Oahu, ten people can gather inside and 25 can gather outside on Hawaii Island, five can gather indoors and 25 people can gather outdoors on Kauai and ten people can gather inside and outdoors on Maui.

“We do have some rule changes that we’re asking for, but those have not been approved yet [by Gov. David Ige], said Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth. “So, when people are out we just ask that it’s better to be outdoors than indoors and to be safe. And follow the rules that have really been in place all along. We want our kids to have fun, but we want them to be safe.”

Pre-COVID, the Pagoda Hotel would sell out its three balrooms every graduation season one year in advance. They have two graduation parties in the books as of Friday, May 21.

“Our ballroom right now, it usually can fit 400 people, but because of COVID, we have to social distance them six feet apart,” explained Darlene Leones-Akiu, catering sales manager at Pagoda Hotel. “So right now we’re only doing 100 people, we can’t serve a buffet, so we’re doing stations where we actually have our staff serve the food, or you could do a set menu.”

She says it is tough because people are not allowed to dance or mingle between tables.

“We have a lot of call inquiries for next year already hoping, hoping we get back to normal,” she added.

Leones-Akiu says they had a lot of bookings earlier in the year for the 2021 graduation season, but the uncertainty of tiers forced them to cancel.

Many families in the meantime have opted for outdoor restaurant reservations.

“We have absolutely seen an uptick in reservations,” explained Michael Miller, director of operations at Tiki’s Bar and Grill in Waikiki.

“We’re seeing people wanting people to be more intimate, maybe only inviting the grandparents or the real close family friends,” he explained.

He recommended parties of four or more make reservations well in advance at all restaurants across the state due to the high demand.

“We’re getting close, and as more people get vaccinated, there’s more hope for bigger changes in the future,” Mayor Roth added. “So we’re hoping that people continue to get vaccinated because the higher that percentage is, the more likely it is we can start dropping a lot more of our restrictions.”

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1694028 2021-05-23T06:11:16Z 2021-05-23T06:15:49Z Video Michael Speaking to the news Hawaii employers struggle to find workers
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by: Nikki Schenfeld Posted: May 22, 2021 / 06:11 PM HST / Updated: May 22, 2021 / 06:18 PM HST

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Employers around Hawaii are struggling to find workers.

Retail, restaurants and hotels are the top industries in need of hires.

[Hawaii’s Breaking News–Download the FREE KHON2 app for iOS or Android]

Many say the federal plus up is a huge reason many are not returning to work. They are hopeful that Hawaii’s unemployment criteria now requires the unemployed to apply for at least three jobs per week.

Tiki’s Bar and Grill in Waikiki is in need of a dozen workers for the first time in years.

“It’s really interesting with the governor’s announcement, we’re encouraged on the way things are going, but it’s not happening fast enough, for us, I have over 10 positions open and we’re having a really hard time even having people come in and apply for the jobs,” explained Tiki’s director of operations Michael Miller.

Miller said the popular restaurant is in need of hosts, bussers, waiters, cooks and managers.

“It still seems like a lot of people don’t want to come or get to work,” he said.

“We lost a lot of residents to states that opened sooner, we lost a lot of employees to Florida, and we lost some workers to other industries such as construction, so we’re hurting,” Miller explained. “And the business is here for us, now we just have to find some great people who want to go to work.”

Industry leaders say there are other reasons people are not ready to go back to work, including the $300 federal plus up, personal schedules, childcare and wanting to work from home.

“Especially if they’re on an hourly wage, you know [the federal plus up] might be more than what the paycheck is that they’re bringing home if they were to work part time or whatever,” explained Tina Yamaki, Retail Merchants of Hawaii president.

Others say restrictions like social distancing, shorter hours and not being at 100% occupancy are also factors.

“Restaurants were hurt hard and now that they can open back up, they still can’t have a full house,” explained Beth Busch, Workforce Job Fairs executive director. “So, if a waiter works on tips, that’s probably not going to be as lucrative as it was before.”

Workforce held a virtual job fair on Wednesday, May 19. Busch said the number of interviews was promising and believes the reinstated unemployment criteria pushed more people to find jobs sooner.

“We had 567 interviews, and that’s a lot, that’s excellent,” she said.

She says employers are offering huge incentives too.

“I have seen flexible schedules, sign-on bonuses, higher wages, better benefits, everybody is competing, and they’re doing whatever it is they need to do to try to draw candidates in,” she explained.

She said she has seen hundreds to even thousands of dollars in sign-on bonuses being offered.


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1693445 2021-05-21T18:05:17Z 2021-05-21T18:05:17Z Goal Crushed DX Century Club (DXCC) before my birthday! 105 entities with over 7,928 QSOs logged ! KH6ML
I set a goal to earn my DX Century Club (DXCC) status by my birthday, and it has been achieved!
With 105 DXCC entities  ( a discrete geographical or political entity) and 7,928 QSO records contact logged, as of May 20th, 2021.

These QSOs are matched up on https://lotw.arrl.org/ and not all HAMS use this service, so I also have paper cards that I can get reviewed to add more DXCC entities.
ARRL DXCC LIST CURRENT ENTITIES as February 2020 is 340. 
An amateur radio contact, more commonly referred to as simply a "contact", is an exchange of information between two amateur radio stations. The exchange usually consists of an initial call, a response by another amateur radio operator at an amateur radio station, and possibly a signal report. A contact is often referred to by the Q code QSO. It is often limited to just a minimal exchange of such station IDs. Stations who have made a contact are said to have worked each other. An operator may also say that he has worked a certain country.- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_(amateur_radio)

The DXCC List is based on Clinton B. DeSoto's, W1CBD, landmark 1935 QST article, "How to Count Countries Worked, A New DX Scoring System." DeSoto's article discussed problems DXers had in determining how to count the DX, or entities, they had worked. He presented the solution that has worked successfully for succeeding generations of DXers.

In DeSoto's words, "The basic rule is simple and direct: Each discrete geographical or political entity is considered to be a country." This rule has stood the test of time -- from the original list published in 1937, to the ARRL DXCC List of today. For more than 85 years, the DXCC List has been the standard for DXers around the world. -http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-rules

DXCC Entity Mixed
ALASKA WL7CG
ARGENTINA LU8VLE
ARUBA P40A
ASIATIC RUSSIA RU0LL
AUSTRALIA VK7XX
AUSTRIA OE1SZW
AZORES CU2AP
BAHAMAS C6AGU
BALEARIC ISLANDS EA6ET
BARBADOS 8P6PE
BELARUS EW6FW
BELGIUM ON6NL
BELIZE V31MA
BOLIVIA CP6CL
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA E72U
BOTSWANA A25SL
BRAZIL PX2A
BULGARIA LZ1LZ
CANADA VY1MB
CANARY ISLANDS EA8RH
CAYMAN ISLANDS ZF5T
CHILE CE1PTT
CHINA B7C
COLOMBIA HK3P
COSTA RICA TI7W
CROATIA 9A2NA
CUBA CO8JLG
CYPRUS 5B4AMM
CZECH REPUBLIC OK1NP
DENMARK 5P1KZX
DODECANESE SV5AZK
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HI8RD
ECUADOR HC1OOT
ENGLAND G0FWX
ESTONIA ES5TV
EUROPEAN RUSSIA RD3DM
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY DL5OBY
FIJI ISLANDS 3D2TS
FINLAND OH4SS
FRANCE F4BHK
FRENCH POLYNESIA FO5QB
GHANA 9G5FI
GREECE SV2BXZ
GUAM KG6JDX
HAWAII WH6HI
HONG KONG VR2XYL
HUNGARY HA1RB
INDIA VU3KBU
INDONESIA YB2HKB
IRELAND EI6FM
ITALY IU8MIX
JAPAN JH1FSB
JERSEY GJ0KYZ
KALININGRAD RU2K
KAZAKHSTAN UN8GEQ
KENYA 5Z4VJ
KUWAIT 9K2BM
LATVIA YL2BR
LIECHTENSTEIN HB0/HB9LCW
LITHUANIA LY9Y
LUXEMBOURG LX2SM
MARSHALL ISLANDS V73NS
MAURITANIA 5T5PA
MEXICO XE2B
NAMIBIA V51LZ
NETHERLANDS PD1WO
NEW CALEDONIA FK8HM
NEW ZEALAND ZL2SDX
NORFOLK ISLAND VK9NK
NORTHERN IRELAND MI0NWA
NORWAY LA7HJA
OGASAWARA JD1BQA
OMAN A45XR
PERU OA9DVK
PHILIPPINES DU1VGX
POLAND SQ2HEB
PORTUGAL CT1FMX
PUERTO RICO NP3DM
QATAR A71AM
REPUBLIC OF KOREA DS1JCE
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA ZS6GC
ROMANIA YO8RCN
ROTUMA 3D2AG/P
SARDINIA IS0SLM
SCOTLAND MM0JTV
SERBIA YU0W
SLOVAK REPUBLIC OM3BH
SLOVENIA S52D
SPAIN EB1AIR
SVALBARD JW6VDA
SWEDEN SM2SUM
SWITZERLAND HB9MOW
TAIWAN BV7RR
THAILAND HS5XWY
TOKELAU ISLANDS ZK3A
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 9Y4DG
TURKEY TA2LG
UKRAINE UT2XQ
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA KD7H
URUGUAY CX7BBR
US VIRGIN ISLANDS KP2B
VENEZUELA YY2JE
WALES GW0ARK
WEST MALAYSIA 9M2TO
ZAMBIA 9J2BS

DeSoto never intended that all DXCC "countries" would be countries in the traditional sense of the word. Rather, they are the distinct geographic and political entities which DXers seek to contact. Individual achievement is measured by working and confirming the various entities comprising the DXCC List. This is the essence of the DXCC program.

Over time, criteria for the DXCC List has changed. The List remains unchanged until an entity no longer satisfies the criteria under which it was added, at which time it is moved to the Deleted List. Thus, today's DXCC List does not fully conform with today's criteria since many entities are grandfathered under previous rules.

KY6R Visual History of ARRL DXCC Program:

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More Info on -Logbook of the World (LoTW) is an online service that enables you to:
  • electronically submit contacts (QSOs) for confirmation
  • view your submitted QSOs and resulting confirmations online
  • view your DXCC, VUCC, WAS, WAZ and WPX award progress online
  • electronically submit confirmations for credit toward DXCC, VUCC, WAS, WAZ and WPX awards

As stated in LoTW's Mission and Objectives, membership in the ARRL is not a requirement. To use LoTW, download the free TQSL application and direct it to request participation. You'll be issued a unique Callsign Certificate, and provided with access to an LoTW Account via the world wide web. 

After you're registered, you can submit QSOs to LoTW by either using TQSL to digitally sign those QSOs and convey them to LoTW via the internet, or by using one of the many logging applications that provide this capability.

If the information in a submitted QSO matches the information submitted to LoTW by the your QSO partner, the LoTW Accounts of both you and your QSO partner will show the submitted QSO as confirmed

A Callsign Certificate authenticates the source of each submitted QSO, and no operator is permitted to see the information submitted by other operators. This combination maintains the integrity of the QSO verification process that has long been the hallmark of ARRL awards.

Via your LoTW Account, you can submit a confirmed QSO for credit in one or more of the DXCC, VUCC, WAS, WAZ, and WPX award programs.

There is no fee for obtaining a Callsign Certificate, submitting QSOs, or using one's LoTW Account to view submitted QSOs, confirmed QSOs, or award progress. A fee is only charged when submitting confirmed QSOs for Award Credit.

When the processing of a WAZ or WPX application made from LoTW is complete, your LoTW confirmations will be conveyed to the CQ WAZ or CQ WPX Award Manager, respectively. You can then apply to CQ for awards, placques, or pins.

If you're not yet using LoTW, here's how to get started

If you're already using LoTW and need information, check the Using Logbook of the World "navigation bar" on the left, consult the searchable list of Topic Titles, or try Frequently Asked Questions. You can also search the contents of this help system using the Search facility in the upper-right corner of every page. - https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/





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