Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness


The 8th Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event returns on Sunday, 19 September 2021.

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

Content provided by Stan Froseth (AH6KO).

Accessed on 30 June 2021, 1423 UTC, Post 2,109.

Source (email message from Stan Froseth-AH6KO):

Get ready for the next edition of the “Hawaiian Island Grid Madness VHF/UHF Event.

Here’s official word from Stan Froseth (AH6KO):

Announcing the Eighth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness! This early notice is for leaders in the Hawaii amateur radio community. We thank you for supporting this event!

Please, if you can — spread the word via radio nets, meetings, newsletters, calendars, web sites, social media, or just tell another ham! On the radio, you can provide the URL below, or suggest “Google Grid Madness“. (The “crab” graphic below helps to distinguish 2021 event info from previous years.)

You can use this Publicity Info, and anything from We will email a general announcement in late July, and a reminder in early September.

Thanks again and 73~
Stan AH6KO (Event Manager)

Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness 2021

A VHF/UHF Simplex Event

Sunday, September 19th from 1300 to 1700 HST



Put it on your calendar!

All info at

Grid Madness is a FUN event for all hams in the State of Hawaii. Test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters, 70 cm, 1.25 meters and 6 meters. Talk to as many stations as you can, in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX ONLY. See who you can contact on your island, or across the water!
New for 2021: 6 meters is new this year and 1.25 meters will again be offered after a successful debut last year. For more info, see Make Contacts on 50 and 220 MHz. Also new — scores will be computed using traditional amateur radio Contest Scoring. For details, click the links!

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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