Accessed on 28 November 2018, 1527 UTC, Post 785.

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Email message from Kevin Bogan (AH6QO)-ASM Hawaii State VOAD/ARES Liaison.

Comment:  The regular monthly test of the Mauna Kea VOAD/ARES repeater (146.72 MHz–PL 100.0) is set for Saturday, 01 December 2019, 1200 to 1300 HST.  Here are the details:

“1a. Reminder: Maunakea 146.72 MHz- (PL100.0) repeater monthly test set for this Saturday, 12/1/18 1200-1300 HST.
From: Kevin Bogan <kevin.bogan@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:04:00 PST

To: PacSecARES, HiCoARES, Big Island, KHRC, MKSS, OMKM, DECs, others,

The tests conducted in October and November 2018 were successful. However,
there appears to be a problem with encoding the outgoing signal with the
CTCSS tone.  This does not substantially impact the use of the repeater.
Plans are underway to take care of this issue.

The December 1, 2018 test and the next few months are important because we
are heading into the period of winter storms and must ensure that the
repeater remains operational.

The repeater will be turned back on for the one hour test on Saturday
12/1/18, then turned off again. It needs to be tested on a monthly basis
(1st Saturday) to continue to map out coverage and discover what minimal
conditions are required to maintain communications on the repeater and to
insure that it is operational.

Please check in on the Hawaii State VOAD repeater, 146.72 MHz (PL 100.0 Hz)
Maunakea on this coming Saturday, December 1, 2018,  1200-1300 HST.

Please help us map the extent of coverage of the Maunakea repeater by
checking in on the HSVOAD net from as many locations as possible.

This is an emcomm repeater, so please use best practices as given by the
NCS when operating on the repeater.

This repeater serves the member agencies (e.g., East Hawaii VOAD, American
Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention, Team
Rubicon, ARES and more <https://hivoad.communityos.org/cms/membership>) and
their partners (e.g., HI-EMA, HCCDA, MEMA, etc.)

Please give this notice the widest dissemination.

DECs please acknowledge receipt of this message.

Thanks,

Kevin Bogan, AH6QO
ASM Hawaii State VOAD ARRL/ARES Liaison

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1b. Re: Reminder: Maunakea 146.72 MHz- (PL100.0) repeater monthly test set for this Saturday, 12/1/18 1200-1300 HST.
From: Terence Dowling <terry@tdowling.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:10:59 PST

On 11/27/2018 11:03, Kevin Bogan wrote:
>
> The tests conducted in October and November 2018 were successful.
> However, there appears to be a problem with encoding the outgoing
> signal with the CTCSS tone.  This does not substantially impact the
> use of the repeater.  Plans are underway to take care of this issue.
>
The outbound CTCSS tone is important because it significantly decreases
false squelch breaks and using tone

squelch has been recommended and is used by many. In fact, the CTCSS
failure did significantly interfere

with the October test. I’d strongly suggest that characterizing this
defect as minor and the October and November

tests as successful does a disservice to the community and to VOAD. We
are not as prepared as we could be with

this important resource.

Terry

KH6L

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