Accessed on 01 February 2017, 15:45 hrs, UTC.
Author: Maui Amateur Radio Club
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Congratulations to Maui Amateur Radio operator Mel Fukunaga (KH6Y) for administering his 100th Amateur Radio License exam. The Maui Amateur Radio Club honored Mel for his service as a volunteer license examiner (VE) for FCC-issued amateur radio licenses. Mel has been the lead person in amateur radio license testing for many years. These tests are given on Maui in April, August, and December.
As you can expect, Mel has been busy promoting amateur radio as a key communications back up for emergency services on the Valley Isle. According to “The Maui News“, Mel has been the “go-to person” in this regard:
Fukunaga has spent countless hours in the back room of the Civil Defense Emergency Operations center passing messages during drills and activations and was prepared to provide emergency communications between Maui and Oahu if necessary.
Amateur radio is the only communication method that does not depend on external infrastructure such as undersea cables, microwave links or satellites.”
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http://hawaiisciencedigest.com (science and technology news for radio amateurs).
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Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii Island, ARRL Pacific Section