Maunakea VOAD Repeater Test

The monthly test of the Maunakea VOAD Repeater (146.72-MHz-PL100.0) will be held on Saturday, 01 May 2021, 1200-1300 HST.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by Kevin Bogan (AH6QO).

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Kevin Bogan

6:15 AM (6 hours ago)
to Kevin, bcc: me
To: HiCoARES, Big Island, KHRC, MKSS, OMKM, DECs, BIARC, BigIslandRADIO, 40meter.net, bigislandarrlnews, others
 
Winter Storm Vigilance Continues
 
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, May 1, 2021, 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, WH6FIU, 146.72 MHz (PL 100.0 Hz) Maunakea, Saturday, May 1, 2021  1200-1300 HST.
 
When checking in please give your callsign spelled phonetically. After the check ins are taken, we will take callsign, name, location, power, antenna model number and antenna elevation above MSL. If time permits, we will practice message handling. Please make note of the transmission quality of the stations to handle traffic and let me know at the end those stations that would not have a good enough signal to adequately pass traffic.
 
This is an emcomm repeater, so please use best practices as given by the NCS when operating on the repeater.  
  1. Follow the directions of the NCS.
  2. This is a directed net. All transmissions must be directed to the Net Control Station (NCS) unless given specific permission to go direct with another station.  When the conversation is finished, make sure you announce to the NCS “back to net control, followed by your callsign (e.g., “back to net control, NH7PO.). 
  3. No small talk. No sidetalk (unless following Directive #2 above.)
  4. Stick to the EEI (Essential Elements of Information).
  5. 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.” )
  6. 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 FCC timer counting down.
  7. 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., 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.
 
Thanks,
 
Kevin Bogan, AH6QO
Chair, Hawaii VOAD Comms Committee 
Hawaii Kai Strong
Skywarn HAM Radio Coordinator for Hawaii
ARES emcomm operator and trainer

Cell: 808.778.4697
Other: (720) 235-8172
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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

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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