Big Island ARRL News, 03 October 2017, 0115 UTC, Post #329
Reporter: Stacy (Darren) Holbrook (KH6OWL) ARRL Public Information Officer–Honolulu.
Accessed on 03 October 2017, 0115 UTC.
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Hawaii Amateur Radio operators on Oahu and on Hawaii Island will participate in the 2017 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday, 21 October 2017. Each island will have its own structure of the event.
First, here’s Stacy’s discussion of how SET will run on Oahu. This article was first published in Stacy’s blog (https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com):
I would like to invite the media’s attention and place on your calendars for the Hawaii exercise as stated below.
There’s a lot going on in the amateur radio community supporting communications for Texas, Florida, and Mexico and especially Puerto Rico where communications infrastructure was wiped out by Hurricane Maria.
This coming October 21st, the American Radio Rely League (ARRL) Pacific Section Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will host Hawaii’s annual Simulated Emergency Test (SET). All Amateurs are invited to participate. It is an opportunity to exercise equipment and practice communication procedures. This year Hawaii will have two scenarios being practiced – reporting on tsunami damage immediately after the event and relaying health and welfare traffic to mainland stations in Oregon.
Several operators (KH6U, Doug Morgan, WH6GOD, Dana, and Rick, KH6OM), will be setting up an emergency powered amateur radio field station for the SET at Christ Church United in Kailua. This will be the second time at this site. It will have HF, VHF, UHF capability using FLDIGI (Digital) and Winlink (email over radio). This is an excellent opportunity for the public to see what a Ham station set up likely looks like in a disaster area.
Contact Clem Jung (KH7HO), ARRL Pacific Section SEC (Section Emergency Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can get involved.
ARRL Public Information Officer – Honolulu