ARES E-Letter for June 20, 2018


Accessed on 20 June 2018, 1624 UTC, Post #598.


Editor:  Rick Palm (K1CE).

Please click link to read the full report.


Here are the main topics discussed in the current edition of the “ARES E-Letter”:

ARES Links, Briefs

Sailor Grateful for Maritime Mobile Service Network Assistance(6/7/18); Montana ARES Group Activated in Advance of Anticipated Flooding (5/26/18); Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Honored by Lawmakers on “el Día del Radioaficionado” (5/17/18)

ARES Annual/Monthly Reports can be found here, organized by date, with a link to download a PDF of the full report.

Archives of the ARRL ARES E-Letter going back to the original issue (September 2005) are available for download.

ARRL Emergency Coordinators may register their ARES group herefor a group ID.

ARES® Connect

ARES program administrators at ARRL HQ will phase out the traditional ARES report forms later this year in favor of an online system called ARES Connect –– a new volunteer management, communications, and reporting system. The new system will allow information to be logged by ARES members and managed through the Field Organization. It does not change how ARES operates when serving a partner entity; it is simply a system that will make managing volunteers and incidents/events easier. Beta testing of ARES Connectbegan in March.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) will participate in the 2018 ARRL Field Day emergency communications exercise this Saturday and Sunday (23-24 June 2018) at Hilo’s Reed’s Bay Hotel. The event is free and open to the public.

Jim Sugg (AH6AE) needs a “patient” ham radio operator “to demo how ham radio works at (the) upcoming emergency preparedness fair in Waimea…on Satuday, August 25, 2018, from 8am-12pm.”  The event will be held at the Mana Christian Ohana Hall near the Kahilu Theatre.  The event is free and open to everyone.  If you can help, call Jim at (808) 747-4500 (mobile).

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news stories to for inclusion in this blog and for submission to our local print, broadcast, and social media.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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