The latest edition of the HiCoAres Digest contains a reminder for Saturday’s test of the Maunakea VOAD Repeater.

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1. Reminder: Maunakea 146.72- MHz (PL100.0) repeater, WH6FIU, monthly test set for Saturday, 9/5/2020 1200-1300 HST.


1a. Reminder: Maunakea 146.72- MHz (PL100.0) repeater, WH6FIU, monthly test set for Saturday, 9/5/2020 1200-1300 HST.
From: Kevin Bogan <>
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 17:37:31 PDT

To: HiCoARES, Big Island, KHRC, MKSS, OMKM, DECs, BIARC, BigIslandRADIO,, bigislandarrlnews, others

We continue to need to ensure the MK repeater is operational.

*The repeater will be turned back on at noon for the one hour test,
Saturday September 5, 2020*, then turned off again. It needs to be tested
on a monthly basis (1st Saturday) to ensure that it is operational.

Please check in on the Hawaii State VOAD repeater, 146.72- MHz (PL 100.0
Hz) Maunakea, Saturday, September 5, 2020  1200-1300 HST.

*When checking in please give your callsign spelled phonetically. After the
check ins are taken, we will take power, antenna length and antenna
elevation above MSL. If time permits, we will practice message handling
in preparation for the October 3, 2020 Simulated Emergency Test (SET).*

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., Big Island VOAD, American
Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention, Team
Rubicon, ARES and more <>) and
their partners (e.g., HI-EMA, HCCDA, MEMA, etc.)

Please give this notice the widest dissemination.

Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.


Kevin, AH6QO
Chair, Hawaii VOAD Comms Committee
Hawaii Kai Strong
Skywarn HAM Radio Coordinator for Hawaii
ARES emcomm operator and trainer

Skywarn info:
Cell: 808.778.4697
Other: (720) 235-8172

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The current edition of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club Newsletter is now available.  Here’s the message from Tony Kitchen (WH6DVI):

The September 2020 BIARC newsletter is now posted under the following link:

Tony Kitchen

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