Hawaii Posts with updates on safe travel programs and discuss the current state of tourism with Michael Miller

1st episode of 2021



Hawaii welcomes you back to the islands. Hawaii Posts provideds you with updates on safe travel programs and we sit down with Michael Miller Director of operations and partner of Tiki’s Grill and Bar to discuss the current state of tourism and business is re-opening up in Waikiki in Hawaii abroad.  Also we have a Surf Report weather forecast current events and Tom e Stokes nuggets of knowledge.

Enjoy the show!

Tom-e-stokes


https://hawaiiposts.libsyn.com/e-komo-mai-welcome-to-hawaii



VIDEO - Aloha Net Check-ins 7.088 40meter.net

I took a hike to a mountain top, the view is looking out at Kaneohe bay and back toward Makapu point. Setup and joined the net!


Yaesu 857d, Bioenno Battery, 50 feet of Coax with MFJ-2010, OCFD, 40/20/10/6M, DIPOLE, 300W 40, 20, 10 and 6 Meters, handles 300 Watts


Aloha Net Check-ins 40meter.net
Freq: 40M 7.188 Daily 0900 W / 1900Z

The 40 Meter AlohaNet is a Hawaii-based 40m net, which meets daily at 0900 W. It is a round-table style net with a net-controller. Great place to check 40m propagation, and results of my endless antenna experiments and get acquainted with the characters in the Hawaiian HF scene

Net control uses this website http://www.40meter.net which may be useful for participants to keep track of who’s who.

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 - 2021 - ZS6CCY SOUTH AFRICA TO KH6ML HAWAII

]ZS6CCY SOUTH AFRICA TO KH6ML HAWAII 19,312km (11,999 mi) 40M amateur radio contact.

OPERATION POSITION AND DETAILS FOR KH6ML - MICHAEL HE'EIA KEA HARBOR46-499 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 21° 26′ 41″ N, 157° 48′ 36″ W NOAA NAUTICAL CHART #19359 https://www.charts.noaa.gov/PDFs/19359.pdf EAST OAHU KANEOHE BAY

  https://www.qrz.com/db/KH6ML Hawaii DXCC
ICOM IC-7300 with 100w and a HI-Q Antenna on the back of the truck.

  https://www.qrz.com/db/ZS6CCY SOUTH AFRICA DXCC 


 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.

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:

Image

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/





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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