Honolulu Marathon support mentioned on Amateur Radio Newsline Report.


Big Island ARRL News, 24 December 2016, 22:40 hrs, UTC, Post #76

Source:  e-mail from Stacy Holbrook (KH6OWL)–Public Information OfficerHonolulu-ARRL Pacific Section.

Accessed on 24 December 2016, 22:40 hrs, UTC.


Amateur Radio communications support for the recently completed 44th Annual Honolulu Marathon received some excellent coverage on “The Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2043″, dated 23 December 2016.

Here’s the text of Stacy’s e-mail:

“— On Sat, 12/24/16, Darren Holbrook <> wrote:

> From: Darren Holbrook <>
> Subject: Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2043, December 23 2016
> To: “Joe Speroni” <>, “Russ Roberts” <>
> Date: Saturday, December 24, 2016, 10:43 AM
> JIM/ANCHOR: The 44th running of the Honolulu Marathon this
> month had the power of radio to keep them on the move. The
> Honolulu Marathon on December 11th wasn’t just a feat of
> endurance for the more than 30,000 runners. The hams who
> provided communications and safety for the race’s 44th
> running also went the distance in their own way. According
> to the ARRL Pacific Section, radio operators went on the air
> as early as 4 a.m. and some stayed on the air for as many as
> 18 hours for this, the fourth largest marathon in the U.S.
> With Net Control operated by Ralph Toyama NH6PY, 35 hams
> operated on both 2 meters and 70 centimeters. Some were also
> on the air using 800 MHz digital radios – nonamateur radios
> but nonetheless crucial in providing those links to aid
> stations, medical teams, transportation vehicles and
> police.
> Hams were also at the finish line, feeling just as
> victorious as if they’d run the race themselves which,
> in a way, they did.
> —
> Stacy
> ARRL Public Information Officer – Honolulu

Congratulations to all of the Hawaii Amateur Radio operators who made the Honolulu Marathon a total success.

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