Big Island ARRL News, 25 September 2017, 0545 UTC, Post #320.


E-mail from Stacy Holbrook (KH6OWL)–ARRL Public Information Officer-Honolulu.


Here’s an update on Stacy’s original appeal for help in finding the status of a Maui’s resident’s family in hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.  In this case, the communications link involving amateur radio was successful and the Maui resident was relieved to hear family members were alright.

Here’s the complete text from Stacy (KH6OWL):

— On Sun, 9/24/17, Darren Holbrook <> wrote:

> From: Darren Holbrook <>
> Subject: Good News on the Maui Family
> To: “” <>
> Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8:41 AM
> Good News. I got
> this message this morning trying to reach family in
> PR.
> ——–
> I had
> a call from
> my family. They are fine! I don’t have many details
> because the
> reception was really bad. Everything is destroyed but they
> are ok and
> that is the important thing.
> I want to thank
> you so so much for everything!!!
> Keep up the good
> work and once more thank you!!!
> 💜

This is the kind of message that makes you proud to be an amateur radio operator. Thanks to all those who helped unite a Maui family with their relatives in Puerto Rico.

Just a reminder of two operating events that will interest Hawaii radio amateurs:

Radio Day II.  The second ARES East Hawaii District Radio Day will be held on Saturday, 30 September 2017, beginning at 0800 HST, at the “Great Organic Lava Farm”otherwise known as GOLF or the Kopua Farm Lots Golf Course.  For more information on this free, community event, contact Kim at

2017 Simulated Emergency Test (SET).  Hawaii Amateur Radio operators will participate in SET 2017 on Saturday, 21 October 2017, from 0800 to 1300 HST.  The scenario will be a Great Aleutian Tsunami, which will have a disastrous impact on all Hawaii Islands.  All amateur radio operators are invited to participate in this annual training exercise.  For more information, contact

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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.

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