Report on the VOAD Repeater Test, 11 May 2018

Accessed on 12 May 2018, 0400 UTC, Post #554.

Source:

Email from Ceridwen Sanders (AH6CS), Richard Bowen (AH6RK), Kevin Bogan (AH6QO), and Eric Grabowski (KH6CQ).

Here are the results of the VOAD Repeater Test.  The VOAD Repeater is on Mauna Kea.

Ceridwen Sanders

5:28 PM (30 minutes ago)
to JohnAprilEricJoePaulaGaryJamesme
I think that many of you know that Kevin Bogan is in charge of  the VOAD work statewide and is on Oahu…….
 
 
 

Ceridwen Sanders AH6CS
Richard Bowen AH6RK
PO Box 138
808-938-9012
808-657-8626

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Kevin Bogan <kevin.bogan@gmail.com>
To: Hawaii State VOAD <HawaiiStateVOAD@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 11:41 AM
Subject: Comms report 05112018 from Kevin Bogan, AH6QO
  • No reports of disaster communications on the Maunakea Repeater.
  • The Maunakea 146.72- MHz (PL100.0) is available for use by member agencies and partners to be shared by all.  Those who are providing relief on the Big Island can use the Maunakea repeater for coordination and info sharing among the shelters and other relief sites.  See repeater frequency and tone info above.
  • The Maunakea repeater monthly test was successfully conducted on May 5, 2018 from 12 noon to 1PM (1200-1300 HST).  Nine stations from 13 locations on the Big Island checked in from various areas: Ahualoa, Kamuela, Honokaa, Pahoa, Paauilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hilo and Diamond Head Crater’s Kahala Tunnel Lookout.
 


From: Eric Grabowski <ejgrabowski@yahoo.com>
Subject: VOAD Repeater Test – May 2018
Date: May 11, 2018 at 9:20:06 AM HST
To: Kevin Bogan <kevin.bogan@gmail.com>
 
Kevin,
 
I started the test on Saturday 5 May  2018 at 1200 hours and ended it at 1300 hours. The following stations reported in during the hour long test period. All stations were full quieting into the repeater and reported hearing the repeater full quieting unless noted otherwise.
 
WH6FRF, Bebo, Ahualoa (between Waimea and Honokaa).
 
WH6EHJ, Howard, transmitting with a 5 watt handheld using a Diamond X50 antenna from his home in Kamuela.
 
WH6EHJ, Howard, transmitting with a 5 watt handheld using a rubber duck antenna from his farm in Kamuela.
 
WH6N, Steve, transmitting with 50 watts using a Diamond X50 antenna from his home in Kamuela. He was a little noisy into the repeater using 5 watts but still good copy.
 
WH6AE, Jim, transmitting with an 8 watt handheld using a 1/4 WL antenna on his car from his home in Hohokaa was a little noisy into the repeater.
 
WH6AE, Jim, transmitting with an 8 watt handheld using a 1/4 WL antenna on his car from the 5 mile marker on Highway 240 in Honokaa (center of town) was a little noisy into the repeater.
 
WH6EZE, Eric, using 50/25/5  watts from his home in Pahoa.
 
AH6RK, Rick, transmitting with 50 watts using a 1/4 WL antenna on his car from mile marker 37 on Highway 19 near Paauilo was a little noisy but still good copy.
 
AH6RK, Rick, transmitting with 50 watts using a 1/4 WL antenna on his car from mile marker 42.5 on Highway 19 near Honokaa was full quieting.
 
AH6RK, Rick, transmitting with 50 watts using a Diamond X50 antenna from his home in Paauilo Mauka.
 
AH6QO, Kevin, transmitting with 50 watts using a 1/4 WL antenna on the roof of his vehicle from Diamond Head Crater on Oahu. His signal was a little noisy into the repeater and reception of the repeater was scratchy.
 
NH6OV, Leabert, transmitting with a 5 watt handheld using a mag-mount antenna from Paradise Park.
 
NH6WT, Ed, transmitting with a 2.5 watt handheld using the rubber duck antenna from Hilo.
 

The next test is scheduled for Saturday 2 June 2018.

 

73 and aloha, Eric KH6CQ

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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