Radio amateurs plan special event station


According to “Hawaii Tribune-Herald” reporter Stephanie Salmons, three Hawaii Island Amateur Radio operators will part of the King Kamehameha Celebration.

Lloyd Cabral (KH6LC), Stan Froseth (AH6KO), and Robert Van Geen (NH6V) will be operating as Special Event Radio Station K6K on Friday, 11 June 2021.

Reporter Salmon says the purpose of the special event sation is simple:

“Cabral’s station will join other amateur radio operators in Hawaii for a special Kamehameha Day celebration on June 11.

A special event call sign, K6K, will be on the air from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

“But it’s not a contest,” Cabral said. “It’s an operating event, so on our side, there’s no pressure, there’s no stress.”

According to information on the event website, the idea is to allow as many operators as possible to reach the station operators and to learn about King Kamehameha I.”

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For more information about the event, please go here:

More Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news:

Hawaii Island Amateur Radio operators will be taking their equipment “to the field”, on Saturday, 26 June 2021, as part of the annual ARRL Field Day Communications Exercise.

Some members of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club will be be participating in the annual ARRL Field Day Event from a remote site on Maunakea, off the Mana Road.  For details, contact Roy (WH6FYK) at  

The Mana Road site begins operations on Saturday, 26 June 2021, shortly after 8 a.m. (HST).

Other club members will conduct ARRL Field Day activities at Laupahoehoe Point on Saturday 26 June 2021.  The Event also includes a Hamfest for both radio amateurs and the general public.  Field Day operations begin at 8 a.m. (HST), while the Hamfest starts at 1000 a.m. (HST).

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section




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