Hawaii QSO Party, Hurricane Lane, Oscar Resto, 23 August 2018


Accessed on 23 August 2018, 1511 UTC, Post #665.


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


Here’s the latest message from Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A) and Alan (AD6E).  The message contains the latest information on this weekend’s Hawaii QSO Party and the visit of Oscar Resto (KP4F), the Puerto Rico ARRL Section Manager.

“Hi ARRL members,

As hurricane Lane approaches, we need to take actions to prepare, just
in case!  Follow ARES news to see how you can assist, if needed.

The coincidence of the visit of the Section Manager from Puerto Rico,
his talk(s) on the situation on the ground in Puerto Rico during and
after Maria hit, and hurricane Lane approaching are an opportunity to
evaluate how the Amateur Radio Service can assist our Hawaii communities
in a major disaster. It is worthwhile to take the time to attend one of
his talks.

Here again is the list of scheduled talks, followed below by Alan’s
(AD6E)  latest update on the Hawaii QSO Party, an event that can develop
Hawaii’s HF stations and operator skills, a backbone of any EMCOMM
response to a direct him by a hurricane or other major disaster.


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) @


Too ALL KH6 radio amateurs:

The Hawai’i QSO Party will be held again this year in just a few days,
and you’re invited. It’s time to get “radio-active”. Get on the air,
make a bunch of QSOs, have some radio fun. This can be a serious
contest, or just get on and make a few QSOs for the fun of it.

Please take a look at the web site:

I just sent out emails to 1,000 mainlanders announcing this HQP so there
should be plenty of activity.

The event starts at 0400Z Aug 25 and runs through 0359Z Aug 27 That’s 48
hours total, and you can operate as much of that time as you want.
That’s 6 pm local FRIDAY until 6 pm SUNDAY.

Hawaiian stations work anyone, anywhere, on any legal HF mode: CW, SSB,
or any of the many digital modes. Digital modes include RTTY, PSK, FT8,
or ANY other digital modulation. Be sure you’re exchange includes your
QTH area. A grid square is NOT acceptable. However, the required signal
report does not have to be in the traditional 59 or 599 format. A S/N
value in dB is OK. Please convert your log format into Cabrillo. Let me
know if you need help with that.

HQP does not use counties as multipliers, the multiplier list is
expanded into areas. Please make sure you give your correct area in
you’re QSOs.

Using a spotting system is OK. The object is to work as many stations as
you can and this is a very good way to find them. Please do not
“self-spot”. That’s not considered good gamesmanship and could lead
to a DQ.

Also, note that other state QSO parties will be active at the same time.
It’s perfectly OK to work stations running in other Parties. It’s good
for you AND good for them.

Please send questions or comments to

Aloha & 73,  Alan AD6E at KH6TU

ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A”

Please be safe during the passing of Hurricane Lane, which is now “dumping” tons of rain on Hawaii Island.  Some of our Hawaii Island Roads are closed because of landslides, including the Hilo Bayfront Highway and a portion of Highway 19 near Honomu.  All public and charter schools in the state are closed because of Hurricane Lane.  If you are participating in this weekend’s Hawaii QSO Party, please be aware of the weather and the possibility of thunderstorms and lightning from the departing hurricane.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section