Big Island ARRL News, 13 September 2017, 0340 hrs, UTC, Post #308.

Source:  Press Release from Russell Roberts (KH6JRM), Public Information Coordinator, Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section.

Hawaii Amateur Radio operators are preparing for The Simulated Emergency Test (SET), an annual communications exercise sponsored by the American Amateur Radio League (ARRL), the National Association for Amateur Radio.  Licensed radio amateurs (hams) will be working with the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency (HCCDA) and the Hawaii County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The scenario for SET 2017 will be a Great Aleutian Tsunami which will have a disastrous impact on all Hawiian Islands.  The exercise will be held on Saturday, October 2st, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Teams of amateur radio operators will be deployed to various locations throughout the county.  The goals of the SET is “to exercise..emergency communications capabilities” and “to provide reliable communications when normal means of communications fail or become overloaded.”


The Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service consists of licensed radio amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with local ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) leadership, for communications duty n public service when disaster strikes.  All amateur radio operators are invited to participate in this exercise.  For more information, contact


—————————————————————————————————————————————–Many thanks to Ceridwen Sanders (AH6CS) and Eric Grabowski (KH6CO)(District Emergency Coordinator, Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service) for their input and suggestions.

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Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section