Accessed on 16 November 2018, 0236 UTC, Post 769.


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


Here’s an update from Joe (AH0A) on ARES efforts during the California wildfires.  Joe also lists some current youtube videos regarding that largely uncontrolled blaze which has killed more than 20 people and has burned homes, forest lands, and businesses.

“Hi all,

Just when we might have thought a Puerto Rico could not happened again,
the fires in California are a wakeup call to the importance of preparing
for the “big event” and ARES training.  Keeping up with developing
EMCOMM technologies is part of the challenge.

Ham Nation just posted an interview  of Gregory Kruckewitt ( KG6SJT) the
ARRL Sacramento Valley SEC (Section Emergency Coordinator).  His
description of the ARES support for Red Cross shelters is worthwhile

Speaking of technology (well Greg does in the YouTube) a great example
is the interactive map shown in the interview that allows zooming from
an orbital view of the area down to a specific house with a link to a
photo of its lot – either destroyed or still standing.  How this is
done and kept updated is an impressive use of Internet technology.

The ARRL has a story about ARES California fires activities at

Follow the Pacific Section on social media for other reports on Hawaii
Amateur Radio.

ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A”


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

According to Barbara Darling (NH7FY), the next Big Island Amateur Radio Club luncheon will be held Friday, 16 November 2018, at Coquis Restaurant on Kamehameha Avenue across the street from the Golf Course “The Clock.” To confirm your reservation, please call Barbara at 936-3377.

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 (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator.

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section