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Special Presentation on hurricane preparedness, 27 August 2018

Accessed on 28 August 2018, 0408 UTC, Post #669.

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Big Island Amateur Radio Club

The Kohala-Hamakua Radio Club

Comment:

Just a quick reminder about the public speaking tour of Oscar Resto (KP4RF), the ARRL Puerto Rico Section Manager, who will discuss hurricane preparedness with Hawaii Island residents this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Now that Hurricane/Tropical Storm Lane has left us thoroughly drenched and flooded and with Tropical Storm Miriam swirling toward Hawaii Island, it may be a good time to reconsider just how prepared we are to face such forces of nature.

Oscar Resto (KP4RF) and his fellow radio amateurs played a vital role in restoring infrastructure and communications in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico during the passing of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Problems faced by an island community, such as Puerto Rico, can give insight into issues that may someday confront Hawaii residents.

According to Mr. Resto, radio amateurs learned how to use their knowledge of radio technology and resources efficiently to re-establish critical infrastructure and restore communications systems destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

We can learn a lot from Mr. Resto, especially during our active hurricane season.

Here are the presentation venues:

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 2 p.m./6 p.m. (HST) at the LDS Church in Orchidland.  Please RSVP to Pascal (ac7n@arrl.net).

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 6:30 p.m. (HST) at the North Hawaii Community Hospital conference room in Waimea. Please RSVP to Norm (nh7ua@arrl.net).


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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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