Accessed on 01 August 2018, 1501 UTC, Post #640.


Email from Stan Froseth (AH6KO).

Thanks to Stan (AH6KO) and Eric (KH6CQ) for this Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness Update.


Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club and the event organizers are happy to announce the Fifth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness.

We are sending this early notice to Hawaii amateur radio operators. If you can, please help to make this event better — spread the word via radio nets, meetings, newsletters, web sites, or just tell another ham! See below for a summary description. On the radio, you can provide the URL below, or just say “Google Grid Madness.”

We invite YOU, and ALL Radio Amateurs in the State of Hawaii to participate:

  • “get on the air” for new hams
  • emergency communications practice for responder groups (ARES, CERT, etc)
  • a fun activity for everyone — see who you can contact in your area or across the water

Please consider using this event as part of your effort to mentor new hams, teach and practice EmComm procedures, or as an on-the-air social event.

New this year:

  • Certificate Endorsements — challenge yourself!
  • Simplified paper logging — No need to worry about points, or computing your score, or entering the exact frequency.
  • Or, use the updated Grid Madness Logger with your computer.
  • Public Info Flier to print and hand out to interested observers.
  • Log submission deadline — extended to two weeks.

We will send a reminder in early September, with any updates.

Thanks and 73!

Stan AH6KO (Event Manager)
Eric KH6CQ (Aulani Hui ARC)”


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio Notes:

For more information on the Hawaiian Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event on 16 September 2018, please visit this website:

Richard Gardner (WH6LU) informs me that there will be an informal breakfast meeting for radio amateurs this Saturday (04 August 2018) at the  Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano. The informal get together begins at 0800 HST.

The monthly test of the Hawaii State VOAD Repeater atop Mauna Kea will be held this Saturday, 04 August 2018, from 1200 to 1300 HST.  You can access the repeater on 146.72 MHz (PL 100.0 Hz).  All radio amateurs are encouraged to participate in the monthly test.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news items 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