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




Product series


Product type

Coaxial wireless cable

Jacket material


Outer conductor material

Corrugated copper

Dielectric material

Foam PE



Inner conductor material

Copper tube

Jacket color


Electrical Specifications

Cable impedance

50Ω ±1Ω

dc Test Voltage

6000 Volts

Operating Frequency Band

1-5000 MHz

Peak power

91.0 kW




Nominal size

7/8 in.


0.30 lb/ft.

Diameter Over Dielectric

0.950 in.

Diameter Over Jacket

1.102 in

Inner Conductor OD

0.3720 in

Outer Conductor OD

1.000 in

POTA K-6414 Mālaekahana State Recreation Area Parks on the Air KH6ML

There is a fun activity called Parks on the Air ® (POTA) for international portable amateur radio operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks. https://parksontheair.com/

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

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

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

Icom Ic-7300 Radio -100w
Bioenno Power battery LFP (LiFePO4) 12V, 12Ah LFP Battery (PVC, BLF- 1212A)
2015 MacBook Pro Running boot camp windows 10 with a USB Cable  BktTimeSync synchronizes PC w/ NTP server or GPS
MFJ Ultra-Lite Off-Center Fed Dipole Antennas MFJ-2010 300 W, 14 AWG, 67.0 ft. Length, Kit for 40, 20, 10, and 6 meters.

Deviled Island Fresh Egg, wasabi pea puree, red ginger coral, kiware, soy glaze & truffle oil, fried garlic. - Dish for HLTA Golf EVENT

Deviled Island Fresh Egg, wasabi pea puree, red ginger coral, kiware, soy glaze & truffle oil, fried garlic.
Chef Ronnie presents an epic treat for golfers today at the HLTA fundraiser tournament.

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

KH6YY 80m antenna mission with Helicopter and Hams (edit by KH6ML)

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

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

 Mahalo to all that helped make this happen! 

An amateur radio operator is someone who uses equipment at an amateur radio station to engage in two-way personal communications with other amateur operators on radio frequencies assigned to the amateur radio service. 

Amateur radio operators have been granted an amateur radio license by a governmental regulatory authority after passing an examination on applicable regulations, electronics, radio theory, and radio operation. As a component of their license, amateur radio operators are assigned a call sign that they use to identify themselves during communication. 

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

Shot and edited by Michael KH6ML

No internet - 99 miles Ham radio email. Winlink Vara FM

Sending emails using Ham Radio with a sound card and a laptop. No internet needed. VARA-FM mode in Winlink. 441.00 UHF Icom IC-7100 35 watts with a mag mount antenna on a truck. Kahala Lookout right outside of Diamond Head Tunnel to Pukalani Maui. Icom IC-7100 Radio HF/UHF/UHF 2015 MacBook Pro boot camp windows 10. http://www.winlink.org - Download a free copy of winlink VARA FM - https://rosmodem.wordpress.com/ Download your free copy (lower speeds) If you like it pay for the license to get faster speeds. VARA FM AND WINLINK SETUP GUIDE -By George Thornton - AE7G http://www.masterscommunications.com/... http://www.earchi.org/education/ Emergency Amateur Radio Club - Hawaii would like to assist Oahu residents in obtaining or upgrading their FCC Amateur Radio licenses. ARRL - http://www.arrl.org/

International Space Station sent me a photo from space via Ham Radio.

First time working a 🛰 and I was able to receive a photo From theInternational Space Station

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Add future passes to your calendar.

- SatSat automatically fetch updated satellites data.

- Get radio beacon frequencies for active satellites.

- Doppler shift


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

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

[Message receipt requested]

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