Accessed on 21 July 2018, 0522 UTC, Post #628.


Email from Joseph Speroni (AH0A), Pacific Section Manager, ARRL.


Here’s an interesting email I received from Joe Speroni (AH0A) regarding a visit of the ARRL Section Manager for Puerto Rico.  Puerto Rico is still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.  Radio amateurs in Puerto Rico were able to keep communications links open and, thereby, hasten relief efforts to the island.

Joseph Speroni via

6:09 PM (1 hour ago)
to RickEricRickPascalDeweyNormRobertRussClement

Hi all,


We have an opportunity of a visit by Oscar Resto (KP4RF), the ARRL Puerto Rico Section Manager, to the BI.  He will be in Hawaii for two weeks beginning August 19th.


We are planning to share his visit with the BI ham groups and clubs for two days – August 28 and 29.  The idea is arrival late Monday August 27 in either Kona or Hilo, depending on scheduled events.  Departure lat Wednesday.


Attached are his Bio and overview of the talk on the events following hurricane Maria striking the island. He covers how Amateur Radio responded in detail.  With a PPT of about 50 slides so we estimate a total time of 2 hours, including audience Q&A.


If we proceed with a BI visit, we need your help to arrange meeting facilities and invitations to audiences.


Oscar has agreed to edit the presentation for special audiences.  For hospital and medical staff, he is making a 1 hour talk focused on their EMCOMM issues and how the local hams provided communications.  That is a possible talk and may be of interest to some hospitals based on their recent involvement in the RIMPAC exercise.


Oscar also head the NASA PR program for kids building satellites launched by NASA.  We have had a request for such a presentation from one Oahu high school.


Guys if you have interest in the talks could you help us schedule events.  Please coordinate with Bob Schneider (AH6J) and me so we can plan Oscan travel logistics.


On Oahu we are planning press interviews.  With a copy to Russ, I’m asking him to see if there would be any interest in press interviews.


Best 73, Joe/AH0A

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section