BIARC Newsletter, June 2018


Accessed on 04 June 2018, 1735 UTC, Post #583.

June 2018 BIARC Newsletter PDF

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Here are the main topics discussed in the current newsletter:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold its ARRL Field Day at the Reed’s Bay Hotel in Hilo, 23-24 June 2018.

BIARC President’s Report concerning the ongoing Kilauea eruption and ongoing lava flows.

BIARC minutes of the 12 May 2018 meeting.

Commentary from Les Hittner (K0BAD) on the lack of a “central authority to obtaining needed information” from social service agencies involved in the current eruption emergency.

The current ARRL Letter.

Informal nets being maintained during the Kilauea eruption and lava flow disasters.

Information on how to become part of Ten-Ten International, Inc.


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Hawaii Island radio amateurs should continue monitoring the VOAD repeater (146.72 MHz, 100 Hz tone) and the 40 meter interisland net frequency of 7.088 MHz (LSB) during the ongoing eruption and lava disasters.  These frequencies can be used to sent emergency traffic.

Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs some radio amateurs to help with the upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair in Waimea on Saturday, 25 August 2018, from 0800-1200 UTC.  For details, call Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

Please monitor Hawaii County Civil Defense messages issued over local radio stations and through the social media. Many residents of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland subdivision are cut off by lava flows.  Hawaii County is trying to rescue as many folks as they can via helicopter and the new emergency escape route through the old Chain of Craters Road.


For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section