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

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


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

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

What:  Ham RADIO - statewide communication exercise.  Voice communications as well as Winlink Radio email will be utilized to pass messages from the individuals to a hub who will pass it on to a county emergency operations center. Participant Exercise Plans will be emailed to registered participants.

When:
  Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Who:  All licensed amateur radio operators are invited - unaffiliated or with ARES, RACES, SKYWARN, CERT, HEALTHCOMM, or any club.  We will encourage voice traffic as not all have Winlink capabilities.

Where:  State of Hawaii.

Why:  To prepare and practice using amateur radio to send messages during a catastrophic hurricane when normal communications have failed.

How:  Use of voice and/or digital mode, Winlink, to pass Winlink Hurricane Reports, Check Ins, Check Outs, Field Situation Report, Damage Reports,  Request for Assistance, Shelter Reports

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

SIGN UP for Makani Ino Hurricane Drill July 16, 2022

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


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


What:  Ham RADIO - statewide communication exercise.  Voice communications as well as Winlink Radio email will be utilized to pass messages from the individuals to a hub who will pass it on to a county emergency operations center. Participant Exercise Plans will be emailed to registered participants.

When:  Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon


Who:  All licensed amateur radio operators are invited - unaffiliated or with ARES, RACES, SKYWARN, CERT, HEALTHCOMM, or any club.  We will encourage voice traffic as not all have Winlink capabilities.


Where:  State of Hawaii.


Why:  To prepare and practice using amateur radio to send messages during a catastrophic hurricane when normal communications have failed.


How:  Use of voice and/or digital mode, Winlink, to pass Winlink Hurricane Reports, Check Ins, Check Outs, Field Situation Report, Damage Reports,  Request for Assistance, Shelter Reports

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

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


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

Mahalo nui for your help in the 2022 UH Venture Competition!

Dear Coaches and Judges:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finalists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outstanding student entrepreneur

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

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

—By Marc Arakaki


POTA Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area K-6416 14 contacts in about a hours KH6ML 4.20.2022 time

Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area  Park K-6416 Daily 7:00am to 7:45pm    
https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/waahila-ridge-state-recreation-area/

Wildland picnicking on a Norfolk Island pine-forested ridge with fine views of Manoa and Palolo valleys. Enjoy hardy family hiking in the forest reserve.

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





Rig 100w ICOM 706mIIg with a tuner

CHAMELEON ANTENNA CHA HYBRID Antenna Base - with a 73-foot wire about 18 feet in the air and a 25-foot elevated counterpoise in the trees 12 feet in the air with 25 feet of coax.


Rig 100w ICOM 706mIIg with a tuner and a Bioenno Power Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery Model BLF-1212A 12V 12Ah battery.

CHAMELEON ANTENNA CHA HYBRID Antenna Base - with a 73-foot wire about 18 feet in the air and a 25-foot elevated counterpoise in the trees 12 feet in the air with 25 feet of coax.



Hours

 Daily 7:00am to 7:45pm

Entrance Fee None
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Wildland picnicking on a Norfolk Island pine-forested ridge with fine views of Manoa and Palolo valleys. Enjoy hardy family hiking in the forest reserve.


Molokai DX - 80-6M 100W HF Ham Radio Antenna OCF Off-Center Fed Dipole



This is one of the 3 antennas used on our Holiday DX Peditions on Molokai, in the Hawaiian Islands. Stayed up for 7 days. Used for sending HF Winlink emails, FT-8 and SSB phone/voice contacts for both NVIS in the island and DX. This was great for switching bands and checking propagation very fast. I used more for 40m and 80m as the other antenna was Vertical I would switch on don't 10m, 20m, 15m. We hung it about 20 feet in the air. The center-hung from a ironwood tree and the to ends were hung around coconut trees. Using Bungee Cords and 8" Canopy/Tarp Ball Ties and paracord rope. Once the loops around the coconut trees had tension, they were pushed up with a random bamboo pole that had washed up with high tide. This info is from N9SAB the maker of the Antenna. 80-6M 100W HF Ham Radio Antenna OCF Off-Center Fed Dipole Integrated 4:1 matching transformer with a UHF SO239 his antenna requires a tuner. The antenna is an 80 Meter half-wave dipole fed 1/3 of the distance from the end. This raises the feed-point impedance to approximately 200 ohms. To compensate, the antenna is equipped with a 4:1 Ruthroff -style voltage balun (impedance matching transformer) embedded between the UHF female connector and the 18 AWG UL1007 elements. The transformer uses one (1) FT140-43 ferrite toroid. The result is a highly functional OCF dipole for use on 80 through 6 meters. Parts and connections have been weather proofed using marine-grade, adhesive-lined double-walled polyolefin shrink tubing Weighs under 20oz. (566 grams) 47 feet in length, the other approximately 83 feet It fits easily into a pocket. What is Winlink? It works all over the world, all the time, and requires no infrastructure other than that provided by amateur radio operators themselves. As a result, many emergency planners see Winlink as a crucial backup when all else has failed. The Winlink has a large library of forms that allow hams to enter information or transmit messages in the specific format needed by whichever agencies are involved in a particular emergency event. We invite you check out more info Hawaii ARES - https://hawaiiares.net http://www.earchi.org/education/ Emergency Amateur Radio Club - Hawaii would like to assist Oahu residents in obtaining or upgrading their FCC Amateur Radio licenses. An amateur radio operator is someone who uses equipment at an amateur radio station to engage in two-way personal communications with other amateur operators on radio frequencies assigned to the amateur radio service. Amateur radio operators have been granted an amateur radio license by a governmental regulatory authority after passing an examination on applicable regulations, electronics, radio theory, and radio operation. As a component of their license, amateur radio operators are assigned a call sign that they use to identify themselves during communication. Amateur radio operators are also known as radio amateurs or hams. The term "ham" is a nickname for amateur radio operators.

Venison & Colcannon Shepherd's Pie - Chef Ronnie w/ Grace Lee on TV - Hawaii News Now

Cooking up Molokai Venison & Colcannon Shepherd's Pie Grace Lee and Chef Ronnie have some fun! Hawaii News Now



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