The Maunakea VOAD Repeater has been turned on until further notice for emergency communications.
Views expressed in this Amateur Radio Emergency Message are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Accessed on 07 December 2021, 1250 UTC.
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ACTIVATION: Maunakea 146.72- MHz (PL100.0) repeater, WH6FIU IS ACTIVATED FOR DISASTER EMCOMM USE
Dec 6, 2021, 8:44 PM (6 hours ago)
To: CMS, HiCoARES, Big Island, KHRC, DECs, BIARC, BigIslandRADIO, 40meter.net, bigislandarrlnews, others
The Hawaii VOAD repeater has been turned (on) until further notice.
Please use the Hawaii State VOAD repeater, WH6FIU, 146.72– MHz (PL 100.0 Hz) Maunakea for disaster service, logistics for shelters and for testing of equipment.
There may be a net started. However please use best practices.
When checking in please give your callsign spelled phonetically. After the check ins are taken, we will take callsign, name, location and other information needed by the NCS.
Slow down and speak for the receiver to write down
NO FYI, CASUAL COMMENT, TALK STORY.
IF IT IS WORTH PASSING VERBALLY; IT IS WORTH WRITING DOWN.
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.
- 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.
- No small talk. No sidetalk (unless following Directive #2 above.)
- 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 FCC timer counting down.
- If you are asked to report in a particular format, please comply to help speed up the process. If you arrive after the net starts, listen to the net and adhere to the net reporting format heard.
This repeater serves the member agencies and their emcomm operators (e.g., Big Island COAD, American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention, Team Rubicon, ARES, Hawaiian Humane Society and more) and their partners (e.g., HI-EMA, HCCDA, MEMA, etc.)
Please give this notice the widest dissemination.
Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.
Kevin Bogan, AH6QO
Chair, Hawaii VOAD Communications Working Group
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