Big Island ARRL News, 03 December 2016,16:40 hrs, UTC, Post #59.
Oahu ARRL PIO Stacy Holbrook (KH6OWL) has the story:
ARRL Pacific Section
Media Contact: Stacy Holbrook cell (808) 224-0344;
American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
December 1, 2016
Jim Andrews, call sign KH6HTV, will be visiting from Maui in January 2017 and
will be presenting a presentation to the Emergency Amateur Radio Club (EARC)
on an Amateur, Hi-Definition, Digital TV system. The meeting will take place on
January 17, 2017 at 7 PM. The location of the meeting will be at the Fleet
Reserve Association Branch 46, 891 Valkenburgh St, Honolulu, HI 96818. The
meeting is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.
Jim will discuss his experiences using TV Communications for the Amateur
Radio Emergency Services (ARES) in Boulder County, Colorado since the
1990’s. TV has been the most requested service they provide. This system has
proved to be an economical and reliable solution for over-the-air video
transmissions for the radio amateur.
The presentation will be Power Point (PPT) based and Jim will also bring a
working portable (“backpack’) camera system to demonstrate the system at the
Jim is a retired electronics engineer and IEEE Fellow. He has a BS, MS and PhD
degrees in EE from the University of Kansas and has worked for the National
Bureau of Standards where he received several patents.
He worked in the French national telephone labs, CNET in 1971-72 at the birth of fiber optics for
telecom. In 1980, he left NBS and founded Picosecond Pulse Labs. Picosecond
is a high-tech company specializing in ultra-fast risetime, pulse and pattern
In 2011, Jim started a small business,
, to design, build and sell
Pre-Amps, TV Transmitters and RF Linear Power Amplifiers for the amateur
radio market. He offers equipment for the 70cm, 33cm and 23cm bands.
Jim and his wife Janet are retired “snowbirds” who spend summers in Boulder
and the winters in Maui, Hawaii. Jim is a member of both the Boulder and Maui
Jim can be reached at
A June 2015 QST article overviews the system and can be found at:
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Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
ARRL Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section