Visit of ARRL SM from Puerto Rico/Mauna Kea Repeater Test, 31 July 2018


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Quite a bit of interest has been generated by the forthcoming visit of Oscar Resto (KP4RF), the ARRL Section Manager for Puerto Rico.  Planning is underway to schedule a presentation at Waimea and possibly at the LDS Church in Orchidland, just outside of Keaau in East Hawaii.  The Orchidland venue is still being formed and details will be coming soon.  I do have some information on the Waimea meeting.

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From: Norm <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:28:37 PDT

Hi all,

Any interest in attending a talk by KP4RF on either 8-28 or 8-29 at Keck HQ
in Waimea? Please tell me or Rick AH6RK.

Aloha, Norm, NH7UA

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From: Norm Cohler <>
Date: Sun, Jul 29, 2018, 20:17
Subject: Fwd: Visit of ARRL SM from Puerto Rico
To: Rick AH6RK Bowen <>

Hi Rick,

Steve WH7TW is looking into having the PR SM (KP4RF) give a talk on
hurricane Maria event at Keck in Waimea, if there’s any interest. Can you
please send this email to your N HI email list and ask for potential
attendees? Dates available are 28 and 29 August. Not clear if there is a
day or night preference by speaker or by attendees.

I don’t recall if I forwarded this to HiCoAres reflector or not. Will check.

Aloha, Norm, NH7UA

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From: Joseph Speroni <>
Date: Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 18:09
Subject: Visit of ARRL SM from Puerto Rico
To: Rick AH6RK Bowen <>, Eric Grabowski <>, Rick Ward <>, Pascal Nelson <>, Dewey <>, Norm Cohler <>
Cc: Robert (Bob) Schneider <>, Russ Roberts <>,
Clement Jung <>

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

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

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

Bio Oscar Resto Vers 2.pdf: Oscar Resto Vers 2.pdf
Hurricane Maria Amateur Radio Response at KP4 Ver 2.pdf: Maria Amateur Radio Response at KP4 Ver 2.pdf

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