Amateur Radio operators mentioned as volunteers for the Hawaiian Humane Society


Big Island ARRL News, 22 June 2017, 05:55 hrs, UTC, Post #233.


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Accessed on 22 June 2017, 05:55 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Stacy Hollbrook (KH6OWL), ARRL PIO, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Thanks to Stacy Hollbrook (KH6OWL) for this fascinating story of how two Hawaii radio amateurs support the  Hawaiian Humane Society during times of disaster or emergency.

The original article was published in the current edition of “The Hawaiian Humane Society Newsletter” and was reissued by Stacy on his website.

The article praises the efforts of Wes Koga (WH6EUQ) and Richard Kimitsuka (KH6OM):

“The latest periodical put out by the Hawaiian Humane Society honoring Volunteers mentions Wes Koga (WH6EUG) and Richard Kimitsuka (KH6OM) as volunteers in Animal Shelter Management and Ham Radio Communication.”

“Page 4, of the Hawaiian Humane Society Newlester,  “Volunteers needed for pet emergency shelters” describes Richard Kimitsuka, KH6OM, a retired school teach and amateur radio operated attended a recent training in order to support windward Oahu communications through his own radio system. Should internet and electricity be absent in the event of a a disaster, Richard can relay messages on his airwaves to support the Society’s pet disaster shelter.”

“Wes Koga, WH6EUG, stands ready to assist a shelter if called to duty. He also educates the public on behalf of the Society about disaster readiness at events around the island. “Being an ambassador for readiness now is just as important as running a shelter,” says Koga. “Should a disaster strike, there’s going to be no greater reward than to be there for pet owners in need.”

You can view the article here.

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