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Winter Storm Vigilence
Winter storms will be possible soon enough. Please stay alert for unstable air masses in your area. Please review your Severe Weather Report criteria and procedures. https://www.weather.gov/hfo/skywarn
The repeater will be turned back on at noon for the one hour test, Saturday, December 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, December 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 lengthantenna model number and antenna elevation above MSL. If time permits, we will practice message handling.
This is an emcomm repeater, so please use best practices as given by the NCS when operating on the repeater.
Follow the directions of the NCS.
No small talk.
Stick to the EEI (Essential Elements of Information).
Reports should be structured with the most important part first and not necessarily in chronological order. (“If it were a joke, the punchline comes first.” )
End your transmission with your call sign (as much as possible.) This is not an FCC requirement, but a net request. Reason: You never know when the NCS is going to jump to another station and leave you hanging with a 10-minute timer counting down.
If you are asked to report in a particular format, please comply to help speed up the process.
This repeater serves the member agencies (e.g., BigIsland 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.)
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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