Accessed on 18 August 2018, 0516 UTC, Post #659.


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


Joe has sent out an expanded list of Hawaii Amateur/Ham Radio activities for August 2018.  Among the topics are the Hawaii QSO Party and special presentations by Oscar Resto (KP4RF), the ARRL Section Manager for Puerto Rico.

The message includes the dates, places, and times that Mr. Resto will be discussing emergency communications and how radio amateurs helped restore communications in Puerto Rico following the passage of Hurricane Maria.

Here’s Joe’s complete message:

“Hi, Just a few quick notes about August activities.

The Hawaii QSO Party is 24 Aug 6pm to 26 Aug 6pm.  Stations can operate
as many or as few hours as they want during the 48-hour period.  Join in
and invite friends.  Get on the air and tell mainland hams about our
hurricanes and volcanos.  See for details.

Many of you have probably heard the ARRL Puerto Rico Section Manager ,
Oscar Resto (KP4RF) is visiting Hawaii this month.  He promises
interesting talks about the experience of living thru a catastrophe that
wipes out major portions of our infrastructure. With the cooperation of
clubs in Hawaii presentations are scheduled on Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the
Big Island.  I could not say enough about the help from clubs that made
this possible.  Thank you to everyone involved!

Here is an overview of his talk.  He has a shorter version that focuses
on the issues faced by the hospitals and medical organizations.

“The presentation discusses the impact hurricane Maria had on Puerto
Rico’s population of 3.2 million. It affected water and electricity
services and caused massive communication interruptions to government
and business infrastructure and reminded us how vulnerable we are to
natural disasters. This first-hand report conveys the enormous issues
faced by first responders in a catastrophe of this scale. Problems faced
by an island community like Puerto Rico can give insight into issues
that may someday have to be faced in Hawaii.

Amateur Radio operators learned how to use their knowledge of radio
technology and resources efficiently to help re-establish critical
infrastructures. In this scale of emergency where government repeater
networks were destroyed, in addition to volunteering for long hours
operating stations, Amateurs were called on to use their technical
skills to create communication solutions.”

Here is a summary of the scheduled talks.

21 Aug
EARC Club meeting
Fleet Reserve 7:00-9:00 pm
891 Valkenburg St, Honolulu 96818
Open to all

22 Aug
Castle Medical Center 2:00-3:00 pm
640 Ulukahiki St, Kailua, HI 96734
Medical Communications and Amateur Radio
Castle Medical Center Staff Only
Contact Clem Jung (KH7HO) @

Castle Medical Center 6:30-8:30 pm
640 Ulukahiki St, Kailua, HI 96734
Open to All
Contact Clem Jung (KH7HO) @

30 Aug
Iolani School 6:00-7:30
563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu  Hawai‘i  96826
Sullivan Center 4th floor
Open to Public
Registration required at
27 Aug
Special Event Maui Amateur Radio Club
UH Maui College 6:30-8:00 pm
Ka Lama building, room 108
310 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732-1617
Registration Required:
Big Island
28 Aug
Special Event Big Island Amateur Radio Club
Orchid Land LDS Church  2-3:30pm
16-105 Orchid Land Dr, Keaau HI 96749
Contact Pascal Nelson (AC7N) @

Special Event Big Island Amateur Radio Club
Orchid Land LDS Church  6:30-8:00
16-105 Orchid Land Dr, Keaau HI 96749
Contact Pascal Nelson (AC7N) @

29 Aug
HPA Energy Lab 3:15-5:15 pm
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road Kamuela HI 96743
Seating very limited
Contact Norm Cohler (NH7UA) @

Special Event Kohala Hamakua Radio Club
NHCH (North Hawai’i Community Hospital) 6:30-8:30
67-1125 Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela HI 96743
Mauna Kea / Mauna Loa conference rooms
Contact Norm Cohler (NH7UA) @
31 Aug
Special Event Kauai Amateur Radio Club
Nawiliwili Yacht Club 6:00-8:00 pm
2494 Niumalu Rd, Lihue HI 96766
Contact Terrie Lazarus (WH6DOQ) @

In addition to these talks, Oscar has agreed to class presentations for
students at Iolani School on Oahu and Hawaii Preparatory Academy on the
Big Island.

ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A”

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section