tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:/posts Mahalo Michael 2021-04-27T00:59:03Z Mahalo Michael tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1683871 2021-04-27T00:59:03Z 2021-04-27T00:59:03Z Tiki's Grill & Bar and the movie of Godzilla vs. Kong?

Godzilla vs. Kong


We can now let you know how Tiki’s played a small part in the making of this year's latest blockbusters Godzilla vs. Kong: we kept the production team going with their strenuous production schedule, and we hosted the wrap party.

November 2018 is when we started to see some new regulars that would come in to eat and drink and party with us at Tiki's Grill & Bar (located in the Aston Waikiki Beach hotel), every week for several months. We found out they worked on a film code-named "APEX."  After a few too many drinks, some of them let slip that the movie was in fact Godzilla vs. Kong.


Filming locations included the Hawaii State Capitol building, Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, and the Naval Air Museum located inside the airport. Establishing shots of Monarch's trademark Humvees were filmed in and around Iolani Palace. In addition, Manoa Falls, a 150-foot waterfall, The USS Missouri, H-3 Tunnels, Battery Cooper at Kualoa Ranch used for filming important scenes and the list goes on and on! To the best of our knowledge, no film took place at Tiki, but if we ever find a few cracked tiles, we would like to blame on Godzilla!

Now, it’s not unusual for film crews to hang out at our spot, but this one was kind of interesting because we then got asked to hold the wrap party at the end of the production. But they were not sure about when they were going to hold it and they were very secretive about what movie it was. They had a good budget and wanted to make sure the crew knew how much they appreciated the long hours and talent that went into making this movie.

Jenni & Jennifer from our Sales & Events team wanted to do something unique and fun for the crew that had been coming in for almost a year, so they worked with our talented bar team to create two drinks that would give a subtle nod to the not-so-secret Secret Movie Title: a vibrant green drink named Gojira, and a chocolate and banana-blended drink called the Monkey. We even held a contest for attendees to vote for who they thought would win based on which drink they preferred! If memory serves, the two monsters were neck and neck in popularity.



This party was hosted on the hotel's Pool Deck and Tiki's Hina's Lanai venue and some of the main bar area, where 300 guests attended this blowout of a party.

To make the night even more special, some members of the popular local reggae band The Green were the surprise musical performers of the evening.

Some other time, ask Michael about when The huge Disney hit Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides starring Johnny Depp in his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow was filmed on Oahu, and how a Pirate from England ended up dating one of our cocktailers and then marrying her... Oh the fun we have being in F&B.

'Godzilla vs. Kong' showdown comes to Mondo with slick posters and tiki mugs

Image: Mike bonanno & tufan sezer / mondo-

These two tiki mugs have nothing to do with us but we still thought they were epic! More about them at: https://mondoshop.com/collections/tiki-mugs/products/godzilla-vs-kong-godzilla-tiki-mug-black-satin

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1682806 2021-04-24T17:37:44Z 2021-04-24T17:37:44Z POTA - K-6145 Sand Island State Recreation Area 4-23-2021
After a great week at work, I took my truck and radio and headed to the Sand Island State Recreation Area.

Parks on the Air ® (POTA) international portable amateur radio operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks.
Using the Icom IC-7300 radio with 100w max power and a HI-Q Antenna mounted on my truck, I was able to talk to 18 different amateur radio operators. On 15m, 20m and 40.

Sand Island State Recreation Area offers weekends-only shoreline camping within a heavily industrialized area very close to the urban core of Honolulu and the flight path of the Honolulu International Airport. This park is also adjacent to the Sand Island Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) day-use riding area, which contains tracks and trails for motorized OHV’s and non-motorized BMX bikes.
Sand Island is an arid, urban coastal park that offers picnicking, camping, walking, shore fishing, and board surfing. It fronts a small sand beach and has good views of Honolulu Harbor and ocean sunsets. (14.0 acres)
To see a map of the park click here.

The Hawaii Emergency Amateur Radio Club would like to assist Oahu residents in obtaining or upgrading their FCC Amateur Radio licenses. Given sufficient interest, classes will be held with examinations following each class.
Classes are free but require students to purchase the ARRL License manual, the basis of course material. "Ham Academy" drill software provided on Internet has proved to help students master the material.
Interested? http://www.earchi.org/education/
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1682511 2021-04-23T21:48:13Z 2021-04-23T22:35:56Z UH Alumni -Holoholo at Home: East Coast Pau Hana - University of Hawaiʻi

Holoholo at Home: East Coast Pau Hana

The University of Hawaiʻi Office of Alumni Relations hosted a live event (Via Zoom) on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

This event was for alumni on the east coast! It was a special pau hana with University of Hawai‘i President, David Lassner, featuring alumni-owned Tiki’s Grill & Bar!

All three of Tiki's are partners are UH Mānoa alumni, Both Kelly McGill, Partner, and Michael Miller, Director of Operations and Partner spoke about how the University of Hawai‘i shaped them and the company.

We then watched renowned Chef Ronnie’s demonstration on how to create Prime Rib Poke and then Bartender Marcos Laramix taught how to may your own signature Strawberry Squeeze during this virtual event.

The $25 ticket included a special package that shipped ahead of the April 22 event. Making sure guests got their commemorative Tiki’s glass and drink umbrella ready for mixing your Strawberry Squeeze!

Recipe cards for the dish and drink demo were included along with other fun items. Enjoy a taste of aloha spirit, guests showed off their UH pride and recreate featured recipes from our pau hana. To be invited to the next event please contact the UH Office of Alumni Relations at contact@uhalumni.org.



About the speakers:


Kelly McGill, partner of Tiki’s Grill & Bar at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, graduated from the School of Travel Industry Management at UH Mānoa with his Bachelor of Science degree.

Originally from San Jose, California, Kelly chose to stay in Hawai‘i post-grad to surround himself with what he refers to as “the greatest people on earth”. While at UH, he was an offensive lineman on the 1991 and 1994 football teams. He started at right tackle on the 1992 co-WAC championship and Holiday Bowl championship team and received honorable mention All-WAC performer in his senior year as well.

Kelly credits his experiences studying and playing at the university with shaping his current attitude toward quality of life. In addition to the greatest people on earth, Kelly stayed in Hawai‘i to grow his family in a safe, loving environment that enjoys food, the outdoors and sharing of culture. Since graduating from UH, Kelly’s had travel opportunities to Asia, Africa, Europe and mainland USA with work. Additionally, his work experiences have afforded him opportunities to live in South Africa, Australia and Vietnam, where he met his wife. Kelly and his wife, Thao McGill, have two children – each very involved in multiple sports like their dad.


Michael Miller has more than 30 years of management, training, sales, operations, marketing, and public relations experience in Hawai‘i hospitality and business.

Michael is a graduate of the UH Mānoa with his degree in communications. He was a member of the UH sailing team and as an ASUH vice president helped launch the UH Mānoa Shuttle Bus, lobbied for what is now the Stan Sheriff Center, and funding for other notable buildings on campus.

He is a past Chairman the Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) and is still active on the legislative committee is a board member for the Hawaii Food Bank and KCC’s Hospitality and Tourism advisory board. He’s also been a member MEG - National Restaurant Association's Marketing Executives Group for over 10 years.

Michael holds the call sign of KH6ML as an Amateur Radio extra class operator and is a volunteer Community Emergency Coordinator and a technical specialist, who can be activated to help in disaster by the President, the Red Cross, the Department of Emergency Management and others.

For 17+ years he has been with Tiki’s Grill & Bar, many of those years as the Director of Operations and now as a partner, overseeing the 10,000 sq. ft. restaurant and bar, with many of the best employees in Waikiki. He and his partners also run the popular Christmas Bar Hawaii pop-up restaurant every year.

Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Michael graduated from Maui High and grew up fishing, diving, and hiking. He is proud to have six generations of his family from Hawai‘i.


Following a proven record of successful and distinguished accomplishments, Chef Ronnie has chosen to hang his hat at Tiki’s Grill & Bar, steering this favorite destination for locals and visitors alike to a higher level of dining and excellence.

Chef Ronnie, who believes in the farm-to-table movement by visiting farms and building strong bonds with local farmers, brings in island fresh produce and breads, as well as local grass-fed beef and locally caught or raised fish every week. His delicious signature items and dinner specials that fuse Hawaiian/Pacific Island with American cuisine are the result of his dedication to the craft and cooking with locally grown and raised food. An effective and motivational trainer from both the front and back of the house, Chef Ronnie continues to be inspired by working with the best chefs in the world.

His advice to aspiring chefs: “Be sure you love it wholeheartedly. If you don’t, you won’t make it. If you do, it will be a more than gratifying experience and career choice.”


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1679270 2021-04-15T23:41:40Z 2021-04-19T22:07:49Z Hawaii businesses band together to bring high school students safe alternative to prom
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Many school-related events have been canceled due to the pandemic, but proms are happening this year ― even without the support of the DOE.

At least seven Oahu restaurants are opening their doors to proms.

A group called Hi Prom 2021 is organizing events, including 53 By The Sea, Chef Chai, Pearl Country Club, Gyu-Kaku, Queen Kapiolani, Tiki’s Grill & Bar, Wolfgang Steakhouse and Sugarcane.

“This is basically wedding professionals that haven’t been able to work coming up with an idea of putting our professionals to work to help the kids have an experience that will be memorable for them for years to come,” said Julie Aragaki, event planner and co-organizer of Hi Prom 2021.

Organizers say the proms will operate under city restaurant guidelines. 53 By the Sea will have up to 75 attendees with a maximum of six per table, masks, served food and photos.

“We are doing a more Oscar-type of event, where kids can get dressed up,” said Aragaki.

For Kalani High School senior Brycen Yamaguchi, it’s a been a tough year with online schooling.


TIKI'S PROM PACKAGE
Reserved Experience must be booked in advance for April 16-18, 4-8PM

Three Course Pre Fixe Menu
Preferred Outdoor Lanai Seating
Upgraded Table Setting with Linen
Commemorative Photo
Tax & Tip Included
$80 per person

APPETIZER
Choose One
Coconut Shrimp
Crispy coconut-crusted shrimp served with a sweet and sour sauce on a bed of cabbage

Kalua Pig Quesadilla
Taro tortilla, housemade kalua pig, plum sauce, melted pepper jack, sour cream, guacamole & salsa

Hawaiian ʻAhi Poke
Sustainable raw Yellowfin Tuna with soy sauce & sesame oil, inamona, limu & local mixed greens

ENTREE
Choose One
Macadamia Nut Crusted Island Fish
Fresh local catch. A crunchy coating of macadamia nuts & panko, on a bed of truffled Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, with basil cream sauce, and Chef’s daily fresh vegetables
Slow Roasted Prime Rib
14oz Prime Rib served with au jus, horseradish sour cream, mashed potatoes, and Chef's daily fresh vegetables
Thai Shrimp Puttanesca - Seared shrimp In garlic & butter with spicy Thai style San Marzano tomato sauce, capers, Thai chilies, Kalamata olives, a touch of red curry with spinach over penne pasta
Teppanyaki Pacific Pink Snapper - Molokai potatoes, Kahuku Sea Asparagus and tomato salad, citrus beurre rouge(or Chef's Special Dinner Entree)
DESSERT
Molten Chocolate Fudge Cake -Divine warm chocolate cake, raspberry coulis, whipped cream, caramel sauce and candied macadamia nuts

Available Dates have passed
Prepaid reservations only, limited spots available


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1678055 2021-04-13T00:24:06Z 2021-04-13T00:24:06Z Hawaii's False Alarm Missile Threat Highlights Use of Ham Radio | NBC

Hawaii's ballistic missile false alarm showed us how reliant we are on cell phones and modern technology—and how unprepared we are if they become inaccessible. But in case the unexpected happens, such as the alert of an imminent nuclear attack, an unlikely group of hobbyists—ham radio operators—are standing at the ready and their frequencies may save us all.
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1676958 2021-04-10T02:21:46Z 2021-04-10T02:21:46Z Disruptive by Design: Ham Radio in C2 Denied and Degraded Environments
Amateur radio, often referred to as ham radio, is practiced across the globe by hobbyists and enthusiasts. And they are often every bit the expert as professional military communicators and signalmen. The term “amateur” refers not to their technical acumen but to the private, nonbusiness use of allocated radio bands by those possessing amateur radio licenses. Further, while voice communication mode is the most common use of ham radio, such operators can also send and receive text, images and data. Based on technical specifications and applied technique, ham radio operators can send and receive communications across the world, across multiple bands. --Maj. Brian Kerg, USMC, is a Marine Corps officer and writer currently serving as the fleet amphibious communications officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command..2021


https://www.afcea.org/content/disruptive-design-ham-radio-c2-denied-and-degraded-environments

Disruptive by Design: Ham Radio in C2 Denied and Degraded Environments
April 1, 2021
By Maj. Brian Kerg, USMC

The joint force is regularly called upon to conduct operations below the threshold of decisive combat, often in response to escalating tensions or natural disasters. In such contingencies, regularly available communications networks are commonly unavailable. The Internet, cellphones and other networks dependent upon terrestrial facilities become overloaded or knocked out of service. Consequently, crisis action planners are handicapped in their efforts to coordinate with key officials on the ground, as well as limited in the amount of local intelligence they can collect to support timely and appropriate action.

While such complex and brittle networks succumb to fracture, organic means of communication remain available and abundant—if only planners know where to look and how to tap into it. Amateur radio, often referred to as ham radio, is practiced across the globe by hobbyists and enthusiasts. And they are often every bit the expert as professional military communicators and signalmen. The term “amateur” refers not to their technical acumen but to the private, nonbusiness use of allocated radio bands by those possessing amateur radio licenses. Further, while voice communication mode is the most common use of ham radio, such operators can also send and receive text, images and data. Based on technical specifications and applied technique, ham radio operators can send and receive communications across the world, across multiple bands.

The Defense Department does have a mechanism by which to employ amateur radio operators and connect joint planners with key nodes in the area of operation. The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is a Defense Department-sponsored civilian auxiliary of amateur radio operators that actively supports military operations. Notably, military aircrews remain capable of using MARS phone patches through high frequency radios when satellite communications are unavailable.

However, use of MARS remains a largely unknown or niche capability, one that is usually stumbled upon by planners in the moment of crisis and then poorly implemented. Awareness of MARS was further hampered with the closing of Navy and Marine Corps MARS components in 2015. Only the Army and Air Force retain formal ties to MARS. Consequently, while the department has the means by which to establish communications networks in denied and degraded command and control environments, this resource remains underutilized. Instead of harvesting an organic communications resource in such crises, joint planners struggle through limited communications and intelligence challenges as they fight for access to high-demand, low-density resources such as satellite phones.

The joint force can rectify this cheaply and simply by providing awareness of ham radio networks to joint planners and facilitating greater access to amateur radio training for military radio operators. Communications and signal planner courses across the services can integrate instruction regarding MARS, and how to employ it, in as little as a 15-minute block from the training schedule. Field radio operator courses can similarly provide an initial exposure to amateur radio, paired with the key lesson that local nationals in any environment to which they might deploy will likely be employing ham radio. Commands can sponsor local chapters of amateur radio enthusiasts, use white space in the field to practice amateur radio techniques and provide a path for operators to pursue an amateur radio license. The wide variety of annual amateur radio competitions can further incentivize military operators to improve their amateur radio skills while inevitably improving proficiency in their mission-essential tasks.    

As future threats continue to evolve, day-to-day communications architectures will become more unreliable in times of crisis. It is imperative that joint communications planners turn to ‘amateurs’ to remain experts. By building awareness of how to employ MARS and training military radio operators in ham radio technique, leaders will ensure their planners are proactively leveraging the organic amateur communications networks that abound across the globe.

Maj. Brian Kerg, USMC, is a Marine Corps officer and writer currently serving as the fleet amphibious communications officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. He is a nonresident fellow at Marine Corps University’s Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity. Follow or contact him @BrianKerg.

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1676823 2021-04-09T21:47:04Z 2021-04-09T21:47:05Z 4662 miles radio email sent w/ VARA HF from Oahu, Hawaii to Queensland Australia
The Winlink Global Radio Email..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.

KH6ML was able to send an email using only an amateur radio and PC. No internet No Problem!

Connection Detail:



Winlink Vara Connection to VK4LM @ 2021/04/09 06:22:47 USB Dial: 14100.000
Station Bearing: 231, Range: 4662 miles   RMS Trimode 1.3.37.0
{SFI = 076 On 2021-04-09 02:00 UTC}
Welcome to VK4LM located at Bouldercombe Central Queensland.

KH6ML, on Oahu Station info: Icom IC-7300 100watts
Using a MFJ-1778M - 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.

HERE is more info on the  K4LM Winlink Gateway in Bouldercombe Central Queensland  http://www.cqara.org.au/index.php/winlink

shed

Winlink hut coming together

site

Site preparations well under way

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Toyota loaded to the gills with gravel, about 1.5t. Decided to put 100kg of concrete powder on bonnet to help hold front wheels down for traversing steep road

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Mick VK4NHX fitting new hoses to machine

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Mick up and running building a new piece of road to negate the existing steep sections on the access road

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The crew digging the foundation holes. From left, Les VK4FLES on shovel, Chris VK4FGKO also on shovel, Bob VK4FRC on the water tank hose, Ray VK4XXX on the Dingo digger, arguing with the tough digging work. Ground is harder than concrete!

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When the digging gets tough, add more weight :-) from left, Mick VK4NHX, Trevor Bell, Chris VK4FGKO and Ray VK4XXX

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Mixing starts, from left is Les VK4FLES (our resident concreter) and Chris VK4FGKO on shovel!

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From left, Jack VK4JRC and trusty Dingo pouring in the mix, Chris VK4FGKO observing, Les VK4FLES guiding the mix into the hole and Mick VK4NHX (our resident foreman) supervising!

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Les VK4FLES finishing off troweling around the foundations.

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VK4LM Jack Picasso handy work :)

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At left, Mick VK4NHX, Les VK4FLES and Trevor cutting out insulation on tray of Landcruiser.

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Chris VK4FGKO and Ray VK4XXX installing insulation.

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It’s up and bolted down :-) Now to start the fitout.
From left Chris VK4FGKO, Mick VK4NHX, Jack VK4JRC and Les VK4FLES.

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Winlink site from the air.

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Winlink site from the air.

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View of winlink shed and what appears to be an abandoned vehicle :)

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Ray VK4XXX chief solar engineer at work!

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From left, Les VK4FLES, Mick VK4NHX (Project Works Foreman) Ray VK4XXX laying out panels on mounting hardware.

Solar panel brace installed by VK4LM and VK4NJR

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From left Mick VK4NHX, Merv VK4DV, Ray VK4XXX, Les VK4FLES (Concrete engineer) Neil VK4NJR. Taking advantage of cooler weather to get some more site works completed. Installation of the antenna feed point pole, for the sky loop antenna. Coax to shed has been laid underground in conduit. The RT-600 antenna tuner will be mounted on the pole and supplied with 12volts via a bias-t from the solar system.

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Chris VK4FGKO holding ladder for Ray VK4XXX as he slides the remote ATU enclosure up the pole.

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The enclosure final mount point at top of pole.

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Concreting Wireless Internet and VHF beam mounting pole and conduit into trench.
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Neil VK4NJR slaving over a hot shovel!

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Ray VK4XXX on shovel

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Jack VK4LM and Chris VK4FGKO working out 4G panel antenna mount.

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Les VK4FLES checking 4G panel antenna mounting.

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Jack VK4LM feeding cable into conduit.

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Kay VK4FKJW supervising work, Ray VK4XXX sorting cable into conduit
Chris VK4FGKO and Les VK4FLES taking a break.

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Today’s finished job! Battery installed, solar charger installed wired and working great. 19in cabinet in place awaiting equipment install. Loop antenna up and ready for some RF

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You can see the 4G patch antenna installed on the pole to the left, at this stage the yagi top left of shed is in use. We are modifying, updating and testing a number of things to make this gateway the best it can be.

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A view from a bit higher up. You can just pick out the VHF (vara fm) yagi atop the pole

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VK4LM Winlink node is online and installed in it's final site.

System is scanning dial frequencies 3590 7057 10130 14100 modes Ardop Pactor and VARA HF with a IC7200 connected to a Chameleon CHA SKYLOOP antenna. FT8800 on 144.075FM mode VARA FM on a home brew 3E horizontally polarized yagi. The PC stick has been getting a work out with concurrent connections on Pactor  HF and VARA FM VHF with out a problem.

We have been getting connections from ZL1 ZL2 ZL4 VA VK1 VK2 VK3 VK4 VK5 VK8 JA K7 SA6 as well as our local test team VK4JRC and VK4FLR on most bands and modes with good reports. Jack has been giving 160M a work out mobile also with great results (160M currently offline). Been able to maintain connections mobile on Mt Morgan range as well as Mt Morgan CBD. Capricorn Highway Burnett Highway and Gracemere CBD also work fine. Rockhampton CBD noise floor is a bit much. I have also used the gateway from the mobile on 30M in the CBD during the Emergency Services Day 2019. Watch this space for more mobile and field deployment testing.

Please Note: VK4LM is running VARA HF 4.3.2 and VARA FM 4.0.5

We have dropped support for Winmor. Over the last month (10 - 11/2020) winmor has been locking up VK4LM and has required a restart to release the TNC. Because of this we have been forced to remove it as a supported soundcard mode. Sorry of any inconvenience.

The below from www.winlink.org website.

10 July 2020 -- The Board of Directors of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation voted in a recent virtual meeting to deprecate the WINMOR HF mode in the Winlink system. We request all HF RMS gateway sysops still offering WINMOR to remove it in favor of ARDOP, VARA HF and Pactor 3 or 4, where permitted by local rules.

The system will fill a big hole in the coverage of VKs East coast and the Pacific Ocean. It is a hybrid gateway so if the internet is down emails will be forwarded via HF radio to a node with internet it will then forward emails to the CMS.

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1676804 2021-04-09T21:10:36Z 2021-04-09T21:10:36Z 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



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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1674007 2021-04-03T02:49:28Z 2021-04-03T02:49:28Z 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.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1673423 2021-04-01T22:37:29Z 2021-04-01T22:37:30Z Hawaii Foodbank Annual Report 2018 ]]> Mahalo Michael tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1672131 2021-03-29T19:29:23Z 2021-03-29T19:32:13Z 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.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1671854 2021-03-28T23:17:18Z 2021-03-28T23:17:18Z CQ World Wide WPX Contest MAP 69 Contacts
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SSB is always the last full weekend of March.

2022:   March 26 - 27
2023:   March 25 - 26
2024:   March 30 - 31

CW is always the last full weekend of May.

2022:   May 28 - 29
2023:   May 27 - 28
2024:   May 25 - 26

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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1668613 2021-03-21T03:47:10Z 2021-03-21T03:47:10Z POTA - K-6416 Wa'ahila Ridge State Recreation Area


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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1666652 2021-03-16T18:36:16Z 2021-03-16T18:36:16Z 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


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1665762 2021-03-14T22:09:52Z 2021-03-14T22:09:52Z Michael talks with KHON2 TV Report about lifting of more restrictions for Oahu bars and restaurants

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1661808 2021-03-05T19:04:46Z 2021-03-06T22:43:33Z ****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.

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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




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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1661214 2021-03-04T05:30:11Z 2021-03-04T05:30:11Z 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


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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1657657 2021-02-23T17:01:38Z 2021-02-23T17:01:39Z 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!**


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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1654628 2021-02-16T07:23:25Z 2021-02-16T07:23:25Z 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.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1653646 2021-02-13T23:22:49Z 2021-02-13T23:22:49Z 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! 
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1653644 2021-02-13T23:12:43Z 2021-02-13T23:25:59Z 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


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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1653557 2021-02-13T20:19:32Z 2021-02-13T20:19:32Z 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.
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1652900 2021-02-11T20:29:12Z 2021-02-11T20:29:12Z 12064 Mile Rare DX radio contact Namibia V51WH to Hawaii KH6ML. Long distance world goodwill.
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1652899 2021-02-11T20:24:52Z 2021-02-11T20:24:52Z France to Hawaii Dist: 7741 mi, 12458 km Ham Radio Contact F5USK -KH6ML
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Michael KH6ML
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1646502 2021-01-29T07:04:29Z 2021-01-29T07:04:29Z Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park K-2209 what a great day for Parks on the Air (POTA)
Mahalo Logged 50 contacts!  
Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park K-2209 what a great day for Parks on the Air (POTA)Icom IC-7300 100w and HI-Q Screwdriver Antenna with Radials.  Uploaded to QRZ and Logbook of the world.  Spoke with members of Las Vegas DX Foundation and Ham Radio Hawaii along with Hawaii Ham Radio Group and 40meter.net
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1645341 2021-01-26T17:14:41Z 2021-01-26T17:14:41Z 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.
💪😋🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️
Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association - HLTA



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

Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association golf tournament 
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1645332 2021-01-26T16:44:01Z 2021-01-26T16:44:01Z 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
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1645327 2021-01-26T16:31:38Z 2021-01-26T16:31:39Z 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/
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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1645321 2021-01-26T16:16:16Z 2021-01-26T16:16:16Z 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

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Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1637883 2021-01-09T18:15:36Z 2021-01-09T18:15:36Z BLOGGING USING HAM RADIO - WINLINK

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.

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