Accessed on 10 September 2018, 0352 UTC, Post #684.


Email message from Stan Froseth (AH6KO).


Stan Froseth (AH6KO) reminds all Hawaii radio amateurs that fun and adventure await you in the upcoming Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness contest:

Hello, one more reminder:

You can check out plans and post your own plans — go directly to Grid Madness 2018 Comments. Moderation is turned off now; your comment will be posted immediately. Hope you can get on the radio on Sunday the 16th!

Aloha~ Stan

Additional information:

The Fifth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event is set for Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  The Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors the fun contest for all hams in the State of Hawaii.  The aim of the statewide event is “to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm.  Contact as many stations as you can in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX ONLY.”

New for the 2018 Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness contest:

Simplified paper logging–no need to worry about points or computing your score.

You can use the updated Grid Madness Logger with your computer.

No need to enter the exact frequency for each contact–just 2m or 70cm.

Public Info Flier to print and hand out to the curious.

Certificate Endorsements–challenge yourself.

Log submission–within two weeks.

Please direct comments and questions to Stan (

Please keep informed about the pending arrival of Hurricane Olivia, which should impact Hawaii Island sometime Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.  According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, we should expect strong winds near 60 mph or more, heavy showers, flooding, and possible road and highway damage.  Be sure you have an emergency kit for yourself and your family.  The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency will post bulletins and advisories through local broadcast stations, SMS networks, and the Social Media.  Also, you can get current storm forecasts from the Hilo office of the National Weather Service at 935-8555.  Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation to help Hawaii counties impacted by the storm.  Stay alert and stay alive.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section