Fifth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness


Accessed on 25 June 2018, 0336 UTC, Post #602.


Stan Froseth (AH6KO)–Event manager for the 5th annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness event.


On Sunday, I received a nice note from Stan (AH6KO) regarding the upcoming 5th Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness event.  The event has become quite popular over the past few years, attracting both seasoned radio amateurs and recently licensed hams to the Amateur Radio Community.  Stan will provide periodic updates so you can prepare yourselves for this fun and educational experience.

Here’s the initial press release:


Hawaiian IslandsGrid Madness 2018

A VHF/UHF Simplex Event

Sunday, September 16th from 1300 to 1700 HST

Put it on your calendar! More info at

Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness, an event for all hams in the State of Hawaii. This event is designed for FUN, and to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm. Contact as many stations as you can in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX ONLY.

ALL Hawaii Radio Amateurs are invited:

“Get on the air” for new hams
Emergency communications practice for responder groups
Fun activity for everyone — see who you can contact in your area or across the water

New for 2018:

Simplified paper logging — No need to worry about points, or computing your score.
Or, use the updated Grid Madness Logger with your computer.
No need to enter the exact frequency for each contact, just 2m or 70cm.
Public Info Flier to print and hand out to the curious.
Certificate Endorsements — challenge yourself!
Log submission — within two weeks.

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