Big Island ARRL News, 10 September 2017, 0725 hrs, UTC, Post #307.


E-mail from Darren Holbrook (KH6OWL), ARRL PIO for Oahu.

Accessed on 10 September 2017, 0725 hrs, UTC.

Here’s an e-mail I received from Stacy (KH6OWL) regarding the just completed “Get Ready Ewa Beach” Emergency Preparedness Fair:

— On Sat, 9/9/17, Darren Holbrook <> wrote:

> From: Darren Holbrook <>
> Subject: 7th “Get Ready Ewa Beach” Emergency Preparedness Fair
> To: “” <>
> Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 12:05 PM
> I
> attended the 7th “Get Ready Ewa Beach” Emergency
> Preparedness Fair as I do most years. This year I got their
> early and it already had a good crowd and the event seems to
> get bigger each year.Maybe
> this year was bigger because we just experienced Hurricane
> Harvey in Texas and Florida is getting hit with Hurricane
> Irma today.To
> read more visit our blog or click the leak below.

Be sure to click the link above to get the full report.

Hawaii Island will be hosting three major communications events in September and October 2017:

Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness 2017 will be held on Sunday, 17 September 2017, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  This VHF/UHF simplex contest is open to all license radio amateurs.  For details, visit

Radio Day II will be held on Saturday, 30 September 2017, at the “Great Organic Lava Farm” otherwise known as GOLF or the Kopua Farm Lots Golf Course.  The community event will feature a variety of operating techniques and equipment along with lots of fun and networking opportunities.  For details, contact Kim at

The 2017 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) will be held on Saturday, 21 October 2017, from 0800 to 1300 HST. The scenario for SET 2017 will be a Great Aleutian Tsunami which will have a disastrous impact on all Hawaiian Islands. For more information, contact

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Information, please check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section