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Accessed on 02 June 2018, 0137 UTC, Post #579.


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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

According to Barbara (NH7FY) and Dean (KH6B), the next informal breakfast meeting of Hawaii Island radio amateurs will be held this Saturday (02 June 2018), 0800 HST, at the Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano Village.

Darren (Stacy) Holbrook (KH6OWL) is looking for Hawaii Island radio amateurs who have been impacted by the Kilauea eruption and lava flows.  Darren wants to do a human interest story highlighting the challenges facing these ham radio operators as they evacuate from their homes and businesses now threatened by this eruption.  If you want to share your story, please contact Darren at his facebook address– or by filling out the comment form on his website–

Darren is also asking you to send him the location of the site which will host your club or individual ARRL Field Day station on 23-24 June 2018.

The 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair is coming to the Mana Christian Ohana Hall on Saturday, 25 August, 2018, from 0800 to 1200 HST.  The event venue is in Waimea (Hawaii Island), across the Kahilu Theatre.  Event coordinator Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs a “patient ham radio operator to demo how ham radio works” during an emergency.  If you can help, please call Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

During the current eruption and lava flow emergency, please monitor the VOAD Repeater atop Mauna Kea (146.70 MHz, 100 Hz tone) and the 40 meter interisland net frequency of 7.088 MHz (LSB).  These frequencies can be used to send emergency traffic is the need arises.

The Hawaii Civil Defense Agency issues eruption updates throughout the day and night via Hawaii Island radio stations and through the social media.

Please have your “go-kit” and emergency supplies ready in case you are ordered to evacuate.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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