Makani ‘Ino Hurricane Drill

On Saturday, 16 July 2022, Hawaii Amateur Radio Operators will participate in the Makani ‘Ino Hurricane Communications Drill.

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The Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) training EXERCISE
Makani ‘Ino will take place on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, from 9 am to

Hams interested in participating are asked to pre-register at

What: Ham RADIO – statewide communication exercise. Voice communications
as well as Winlink Radio email will be utilized to pass messages from
the individuals to a hub who will pass it on to their county emergency
operations center. Participant Exercise Plans will be emailed to
registered participants.

When: Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Who: All licensed amateur radio operators are invited – unaffiliated or
with ARES, RACES, SKYWARN, CERT, HEALTHCOMM, or any club. We will
encourage voice traffic as not all have Winlink capabilities.

Where: State of Hawaii.

Why: To prepare and practice using amateur radio to send messages during
a catastrophic hurricane when normal communications have failed.

How: Use of voice and/or Winlink, to pass Winlink Hurricane Reports,
Check Ins, Check Outs, Field Situation Report, Damage Reports, Request
for Assistance, Shelter Reports

ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A

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Russ Roberts

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.