Net announcement - Windward Oahu Winlink Net.

Aloha Windward Winlink Operators and others,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sample plan:

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

Mahalo, Michael Miller (KH6ML)

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


****NO tsunami threat**** POST - Tsunami Watch PROPAGATION CHECK

There is NO tsunami threat for MARCH 4, 2021  to the State of Hawai'i

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

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

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

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

TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH

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

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

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

EVALUATION

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

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

                     0435 PM HST THU 04 MAR 2021

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

======

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

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

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

Here is the final message:

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

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

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

Michael KH6ML




POTA Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park K-2222 KH6ML Activation

KH6ML Activation of (POTA) K-2222 Pu'u 'Ualakaa State Park on Mount Tantalus (Puʻu ʻōhiʻa) is an extinct cinder cone in the southern Koʻolau Range on the Hawaiian Island of Oʻahu.
Parks on the Air ® Welcome to the Parks on the Air ® (POTA) site for international portable amateur radio operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks. https://parksontheair.com/





of 23 Sort: Viewing:
Rows:
Date Time Call Band Freq Mode Grid
Country Operator Name Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2021 Valentine’s Day Food shots plated from Tiki’s

VALENTINE'S DAY MENU 2021

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

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


Heart-Beet & Boursin Cheese Salad

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

Shared Appetizer


Kahuku Corn Pudding

Truffle Butter Poached Lobster, Melted Leeks


Surf & Turf Entree

Sous Vide Petite Filet Mignon

Silky Pink Peppercorn Cognac Sauce, Asparagus

Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops

Molokai Potatoes, Pinot Basil Beurre Rouge

Filet cooked medium to perfection


Warm Divine Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry Coulis, Fresh Berries


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

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


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

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


Antipode Radio Contact = Botswana to Hawaii 19395 km A25SL KH6ML Ham Radio on 20m 100w

My first Antipode ham radio contact!
https://youtu.be/o9xOBOqkS6YMy first Antipode ham radio contact!

Fun DX Africa QSO with A25SL Leon Smit in Botswana

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

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

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


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

An amateur radio operator is someone who uses equipment at an amateur radio station to engage in two-way personal communications with other amateur operators on radio frequencies assigned to the amateur radio service. Amateur radio operators have been granted an amateur radio license by a governmental regulatory authority after passing an examination on applicable regulations, electronics, radio theory, and radio operation. As a component of their license, amateur radio operators are assigned a call sign that they use to identify themselves during communication.

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

http://www.earchi.org/education/  Emergency Amateur Radio Club - Hawaii would like to assist Oahu residents in obtaining or upgrading their FCC Amateur Radio licenses.

Video and Menu TIKI’S VALENTINE'S DAY MENU 2021


Chef Ronnie and Jennifer you guys are great! 

VALENTINE'S DAY MENU 2021

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

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


Heart-Beet & Boursin Cheese Salad

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

Shared Appetizer


Kahuku Corn Pudding

Truffle Butter Poached Lobster, Melted Leeks


Surf & Turf Entree

Sous Vide Petite Filet Mignon

Silky Pink Peppercorn Cognac Sauce, Asparagus

Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops

Molokai Potatoes, Pinot Basil Beurre Rouge

Filet cooked medium to perfection


Warm Divine Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry Coulis, Fresh Berries


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

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


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

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



 
 
 
 
 
--
Mahalo Nui Loa, 

Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner

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

www.tikisgrill.com @Tikisgrill #Tikisgrill 

Winner of 2020 Travelers' Choice top 10% of restaurants worldwide
Tiki's Now Open! 

Hardline and things not to do again.

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


White Nissan truck NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HAULING!!! 


Brand

HELIAX®

Product series

AVA5-50

Product type

Coaxial wireless cable

Jacket material

PE

Outer conductor material

Corrugated copper

Dielectric material

Foam PE

Flexibility

Standard

Inner conductor material

Copper tube

Jacket color

Black

Electrical Specifications


Cable impedance

50Ω ±1Ω

dc Test Voltage

6000 Volts

Operating Frequency Band

1-5000 MHz

Peak power

91.0 kW

Velocity

91%

Dimensions


Nominal size

7/8 in.

Weight

0.30 lb/ft.

Diameter Over Dielectric

0.950 in.

Diameter Over Jacket

1.102 in

Inner Conductor OD

0.3720 in

Outer Conductor OD

1.000 in


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

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


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


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

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

Icom Ic-7300 Radio -100w
MFJ-941E, TUNER, HF, 300w WITH MINI CROSS METER
Bioenno Power battery LFP (LiFePO4) 12V, 12Ah LFP Battery (PVC, BLF- 1212A)
2015 MacBook Pro Running boot camp windows 10 with a USB Cable  BktTimeSync synchronizes PC w/ NTP server or GPS
MFJ Ultra-Lite Off-Center Fed Dipole Antennas MFJ-2010 300 W, 14 AWG, 67.0 ft. Length, Kit for 40, 20, 10, and 6 meters.