Reminder: Mauna Kea VOAD/ARES Repeater Test


Accessed on 29 November 2018, 1530 UTC, Post 787.

Source:

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

Comment:  Just a reminder that the monthly test of the Mauna Kea VOAD/ARES Repeater (146.72 MHz-PL100.0) is set for this Saturday, 01 December 2018, 1200-1300 HST.  Here’s the update from Kevin Bogan (AH6QO):

“To: PacSecARES, HiCoARES, BIARC, 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.

Thanks,

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


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Leslie Hittner (K0BAD) has given away the last of his 1/2 inch Andrews 84147 Heliax LDF4-50A cable.  Thanks for saving these cable pieces from the landfill.

According to Barbara (NH7FY) the BIARC Ham Radio lunch this Friday will be held at the Ponds Restaurant in Hilo.  The event will also honor Richard (AH7G) on his 85th birthday.  If you plan to attend, please call Barbara at 936-3377.

Dean Manley (KH6B) announces a change for the ham radio breakfast on Saturday, 01 December 2018.  Breakfast will begin at 0800 HST at KMC (Kilauea Military Camp) in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Drive past the visitors center and the steam vents.  Just before the road closure, take entrance into KMC on the right.

On 08 December 2018, the Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold its Christmas dinner at the Keaau Community Center, beginning at 1400 HST.  The BIARC will provide the ham and turkey.  The rest of the dinner will be potluck.


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.

Until next time,

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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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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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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