Hawaiian Grid Madness reminder

Welcome to the Labor Day Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News update from Big Island ARRL News.

Views expressed are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by Stan Froseth (AH6KO).

Accessed on 02 September 2019, 1730 UTC, Post 1101.

Source:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#label/Grid+Madness+VHF%2FUHF+Simplex+Event/FMfcgxwDqxNJzLbjZfPKbfWWlLGkMmpp.

Stan reminds all Hawaii radio amateurs that “Grid Madness 2019” is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  Here are some of the details:

Please click link or scroll down to read the complete update.


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Time to finalize plans for your Sunday afternoon on the radio…will you operate from home, go to a pu’u with your mobile or HT, or play the rover to multiple Grid Squares? Grid Madness is a single operator event, but you can join with other hams. Take your radio to a popular spot in your area — great time for a tailgate party! Or jump in a truck with a ham friend, and two radios. You can even share a radio, each using your own call sign.

Don’t forget to contribute your score to your club on your Entry Form. Now is a good time to contact other club members and encourage them to get on the air! Here’s more info on theClub Award.

The idea is to contact as many stations as you can in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX FM, 2 meters and 70 cm. Get complete details and the info packet athttp://gridmadness.blogspot.com/

Never tried it? Make this the year! Go to the blogspot and poke around a little to get an idea what it’s all about. Ask other hams on the radio. Give it a try and send in your log, with photos and comments if ya got emYou will probably enjoy it, and you will get a pretty good certificate.

New this year:

  • Madness Mitigation — More Working Frequencies/Suggested Island Meeting Channels
  • Kauai, Molokai and Lanai — If this is you, please join us this year. Announce your Island often. You will get a big welcome!

Special reminder from Tom, NH6Y: People! Turn off your squelch to hear the weak stations!

Comments and questions to AH6KO@arrl.net


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

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

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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