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

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.

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

HQ-SubQuestions: Pwr=LOW Ops=1 Assist=Y
HQ-CATEGORY: Single Operator Unlimited, Phone Only, Low Power
HQ-DATE-RECEIVED: 2021-07-11 09:23:42 UTC
HQ-LOG-DEADLINE: 2021-07-18 11:59:59 UTC
HQ-TRACKING: 22p3khs9.iaru-hf
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

(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


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.
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

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!  
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

RMS Trimode *** 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

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

Enter the call sign you used to contact us.

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

KHON TV - Talks with Michael 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.

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 ...

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! 

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:


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

what it takes to make our Calamansi Martini


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. 

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!