Hawaii Allstar Net Activities

Here’s are the upcoming activities for the Hawaii Allstar Net.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 04 December 2022, 2214 UTC.

Content provided by Dave Pacheco (AH6OD).

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Aloha All,

All radio amateurs are invited. This network has a big footprint, and good ears with multiple remote Allstar simplex and repeater nodes, so hams on every island and on the Mainland should be able to check in. Prior to the net, we’ll be re-transmitting Amateur Radio Newsline weekly broadcast.

 

Weekly Newsline Broadcast Sunday 04 December at 3:30pm Hawaii Standard Time (0130 Zulu Monday)

 

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Weekly Hawaii/Mainland Allstar Net starts Sunday at 4pm Hawaii Standard Time (0200 Zulu Monday)

 

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Hilo LDS Emergency Response Net Monday Night 05 December at (8:30pm) Hawaii Standard Time (0630 Zulu Tuesday)

Net Control: Alex E. (AH6KZ) – Keaau, Hawaii

Net Control will take check-ins from Hilo Stake first followed by others on the Allstarlink network to include other Stakes in the Hawaiian Islands and mainland stations. This net is open to anyone who wants to participate.  He’ll be operating from Keaau, Big Island using WH6DVI VHF repeater in Ainaloa.  Please observe a two second delay on key up time between each transmission.

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We have a new UHF repeater in Waipahu, Oahu – 442.450 (+) PL 100 – Coverage is limited to a few miles until replacement of faulty duplexer.

We have a new VHF repeater on the air in Hawaii Kai in East Honolulu – 145.270 (-) PL 103.5 (It has limited coverage).

We will be installing a new VHF repeater in Hawaiian Ocean View frequency is 147.300 (+) PL 103.5 – Activation Pending.

 

All activities except the East Hawaii Radio Training Net can be heard on the following links:

For those outside the Hawaiian Islands, you can reach the network using any one of the Allstar Nodes 28508, 42616 or 45530

Allstar – Hawaii/Mainland Allstarlink Network via RF simplex and repeaters throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Here is a link to view the RF frequencies depending upon where you reside:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yzLw8DZxYvQRL4lJKmA-KGpMn3aH4Ch_&usp=sharing

Brandmeister/DMR:  TG 31158 “Hawaii Allstar Net”

Echolink – KH6IN-L

 WH6AV-R

 

For those not licensed yet, you can listen to the net on the following website.   https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/27598

If anyone needs help, please let any of the sysops know.  Glad to be of assistance.

73 and aloha

Hawaii Allstar Group

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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ARLP048 Propagation de K7RA

Here’s the latest Amateur Radio propagation forecast from Tad Cook (K7RA).

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SB PROP @ ARL $ARLP048
ARLP048 Propagation de K7RA

ZCZC AP48
QST de W1AW
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 48  ARLP048
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  December 2, 2022
To all radio amateurs

SB PROP ARL ARLP048
ARLP048 Propagation de K7RA

No new sunspots appeared over the past reporting week, November 24
to 30.  But sunspots were visible every day.  Then on December 1
three new sunspot groups emerged.  The sunspot number rose from 12
to 49 and the total sunspot area went from 10 to 330.

Sunspot numbers and solar flux declined during this reporting week
(November 24 to 30), with average daily Sunspot number dropping from
66 to 46, and average daily solar flux from 116.5 to 108.3.

Solar wind streams from coronal holes kept geomagnetic indicators
active, with average daily planetary A index jumping from 5.1 to
18.6, and middle latitude A index from 3.4 to 14.

On Wednesday, November 30 the magnetometer at Fairbanks, Alaska
showed the college A index at 54, the highest value over the past
month.  No doubt this produced aurora.  The next day the disturbance
continued, with collage A index at 51.  These are very large
numbers.

The current prediction from Thursday night has solar flux reaching a
peak of 130 this weekend, rather than 135 recently predicted.  This
is much earlier than the prediction in yesterday’s ARRL Letter.  We
might also see solar flux below 100 around December 24.

Look for flux values of 120 and 124 on December 2 and 3, 130 on
December 4 and 5, 125 on December 6 and 7, then 120, 125, 125, 130,
115 and 110 on December 8 to 13, 105 on December 14 to 17, 100 on
December 18 to 23, then 95, 105 and 110 on December 24 to 26, 115 on
December 27 to 30, and 120 on December 31, then 125 on January 1 to
6, 2023.

The planetary A index prediction is 20, 10, 18 and 12 on December 2
to 5, 5 on December 6 and 7, 10 and 8 on December 8 and 9, 5 on
December 10 to 16, 10 on December 17 and 18, 5 on December 19 to 21,
then 20, 15, 12, and 10 on December 22 to 25, then 15, 18, 10, 18
and 10 on December 26 to 30, 5 on December 31 through January 3,
2023, 8 on January 4 and 5, and 5 on January 6 to 12.

OK1HH wrote:

“The course of solar and geomagnetic activity and therefore the
course of shortwave propagation in the last seven days differed
significantly from the week before.

The solar wind speed has increased significantly (from 300 km/s to a
fluctuation between 700 and 800 km/s) and the activity of Earth’s
magnetic field mostly increased.

The changes began on 25 November at 0230 UTC when a shock wave in
the solar wind hit the Earth.  In the ionosphere we could first
observe an increase in MUF.  Further development of the disturbance
continued only by further irregular deterioration of shortwave
propagation.

Enhanced solar flaring activity, including Coronal Mass Ejections
(CMEs), did give rise to predictions of higher geomagnetic activity,
but without the possibility of more precise timing.

On December 1, a new larger sunspot group appeared over the
southeastern limb of the Sun.  So solar activity will not drop, but
will probably rise again over the next few days.

Shortwave propagation should therefore no longer deteriorate, rather
the shortest shortwave bands will gradually open up a little better.
In the northern hemisphere of the Earth, however, the opening
intervals will be shorter than in recent weeks.”

Research: “Iterative Construction of the Optimal Sunspot-Number
Series”

https://bit.ly/3VLbTtX

This one is spreading fast, all about hams in Montana on PBS:

https://www.montanapbs.org/programs/ham/

Thanks to K7SS and N7SO for the above.

Solar wind news:

https://bit.ly/3EVkeUW

Send your tips, reports, observations, questions and comments to
k7ra@arrl.net .

For more information concerning shortwave radio propagation, see
http://www.arrl.org/propagation and the ARRL Technical Information
Service at http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals .  For an
explanation of numbers used in this bulletin, see
http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere .

An archive of past propagation bulletins is at
http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation .  More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/ .

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins .

Sunspot numbers for November 24 through 30, 2022 were 61, 55, 60,
56, 52, 25, and 12, with a mean of 46.  10.7 cm flux was 109.7,
108.5, 107.1, 107.2, 107, 107.9, and 111, with a mean of 108.3.
Estimated planetary A indices were 6, 20, 16, 15, 24, 25, and 24,
with a mean of 18.6.  Middle latitude A index was 6, 15, 12, 10, 18,
20, and 17, with a mean of 14.
NNNN
/EX

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Reminders:

Mauna Kea VOAD repeater test on Saturday, 03 December 2022, 1200-1300 HST…WH6FIU (146.72-MHz, PL 100.0 Hz).

Skywarn Recognition Day, Saturday, 03 December 2022.

Big Island Amateur Radio Club Christmas Party, Saturday, 10 December 2022, 1400 HST, at the Keaau Community Center.

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 28 January 2023, 0930-1400 HST, at the Waimea Community Center.  For details, contact Steve at wh6n@gmail.com.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

https://www.simplehamradioantennas.com

 

The ARRL Current

Here are your digital editions of “QST”, “On the Air”, “QEX”, and “NCJ.”

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 02 December 2022, 2046 UTC.

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Now Online! Digital editions of December QST, November/December On the AirQEX, and NCJ

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December QST

Preparing for Portable Operation Abroad

Stuart Thomas, KB1HQS

Portable operating is more popular than ever! If you’re planning to take your gear overseas, veteran portable op Stuart Thomas, KB1HQS, has tips on pre-travel prep including licensing, insurance, power considerations, and key items to pack. Get all the info in his article, “Preparing for Portable Operation Abroad.” Read QST

November/December On the Air

Ham Radio Satellites: Reliable, Accessible, and Enjoyable

Sean Kutzko, KX9X

Amateur radio satellites allow long-distance contacts regardless of what’s going on with propagation — and, you can get started in this exciting activity with a Technician-class license, a couple of dual-band handheld radios, and a small antenna. Read “Ham Radio Satellites: Reliable, Accessible, and Enjoyable,” by Sean Kutzko, KX9X, for more information on the fun and possibilities that these orbiting “birds” offer. Read On the Air

November/December QEX

Versatile Lock-In Amplifier Design

Kim Swedberg

“Versatile Lock-In Amplifier Design” by Kim Swedberg details how to adapt a lock-in amp — a standard piece of equipment in many scientific fields, but rarely used in amateur radio — for use on the 2200-meter band, specifically for QRSS CW. If very slow CW interests you, this amp project uses easily accessible, affordable parts. Read QEX

November/December NCJ

Next-Gen Contesters

Neil Rapp, WB9VPG

December is YOTA Month! The YOTA initiative for young hams, known as “Youth on the Air” in the Americas and “Youngsters on the Air” in Europe, includes a special event that lasts all month long. Throughout December, hams age 25 and younger will be on the air from participating stations with special call signs. Read more of the details in “Next-Gen Contesters,” which Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, turned over to Kees Van Oosbree, W0AAE, for this issue. Read NCJ

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On the Air Podcast

In the latest episode of the On the Air podcast, “Operating Amateur Satellites,” avid satellite operator Sean Kutzko, KX9X, talks about what it takes to get started on the ham satellites, and more about what makes this exciting form of operating “a bit of a game.” Listen Now

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The collector’s edition of Handbook 100 is the perfect holiday gift. Strikingly hardbound in a textured black finish, it includes a special insert looking back across decades of content that built the book’s reputation as a “must-have” for the radio experimenter. Order Now

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Battleship Iowa crossband operation

Crossband activation of the Battleship Iowa in memory of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio  update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 02 December 2022, 1402 UTC.

Content provided by ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A) and Chuck Malefyt (KH6DL).

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Aloha,

Here’s news about a military/amateur crossband event to allow Amateurs
(transmitting in our allocations) to QSO with the Battleship Iowa
(operating on military frequencies). At the request of the Battleship
IOWA Amateur Radio Association (BIARA) the ARRL petitioned the FCC to
grant permission for this crossband event. The FCC approved the request
December 1st, 2022.

The battleship Missouri club will be operating the event from the
Missouri. Hawaii Amateurs are encouraged to also participate and give
recognition to our military for their service to our county.

Thanks to Chuck Malefyt (KH6DL) for passing this information on.

QUOTE
CROSSBAND ACTIVATION OF BATTLESHIP IOWA’S NEPM SCHEDULED IN MEMORY OF
PEARL HARBOR

As the representative of the National Museum of the Surface Navy at
Battleship IOWA in San Pedro, California, the Battleship IOWA Amateur
Radio Association (BIARA) will honor the sailors and ships previously
home ported in San Pedro who were attacked on December 7, 1941, with
special crossband activations of NEPM on December 6th and 7th, 2022.

When Pearl Harbor was attacked on 7 December 1941, seven of the
battleships formerly homeported in San Pedro Bay weren’t present.
Eight Pacific fleet battleships (Arizona, California, Maryland, Nevada,
Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania) were at Pearl
Harbor and absorbed the brunt of the Japanese attack. Of these eight,
three sank, one capsized, and four suffered varying degrees of damage.

With authority from the Navy and Marine Corps Spectrum Office Southwest,
we will transmit using the IOWA’s NEPM call sign on assigned military
frequencies and listen for calls from the amateur radio community in
their adjacent bands. NEPM will transmit on 14.375 MHz, 18.170 MHz, and
or 21.460 MHz on J3E/USB and or A1A/CW. The operator will advise
listeners as to where they are listening. Amateur participants are
reminded not to transmit on the NEPM military frequencies. Operations on
both days are expected to be from 1500 to 2400 UTC. QSL procedures can
be found at https://biara.org. For specific questions in advance of the
operation, contact http://w6hb@biara.org.

UNQUOTE

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ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A
ah0a@arrl.org


Reminders:

SKYWARN Recognition Day, Saturday, 03 December 2022.

Mauna Kea VOAD Repeater test on Saturday, 03 December 2022, 1200-1300 UTC (146.72-MHz, PL 100.0 Hz).

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold its Christmas Party on Saturday, 10 December 2022, 1400 HST, at the Keaau Community Center.

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 28 January 2023, 0930-1400 HST, at the Waimea Community Center. For details, contact Steve at wh6n@gmail.com.


Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

https://www.simplehamradioantennas.com

 

SKYWARN Recognition Day

Nationwide Skywarn Recognition Day is this Saturday, 03 December 2022.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 02 December 2022, 0210 UTC.

Content provided by Joe (AH6T) and ARRL Pacific Section Manger Joseph Speroni (AH0A).

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Aloha,

This Saturday is the nationwide SkyWarn recognition day.  Joe Tabrah
(AH6T) passed on information about Hawaii plans to participate using
Winlink to transport messages to the Hawaii Narional Weather office.

Please pass this info on to hams in your area.

QUOTE

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day serves to celebrate the contributions to
public safety made by amateur radio operators during severe weather
events.

Objective:
For Hawaii Amateur Radio operators, and especially SKYWARN Spotters, to
submit a message to KH6SW, the NWS.

Date:
KH6SW, the Hawaii NWS station, will accept Winlink messages on December
3, 2022, from 06:00 – 1200 HST.

MESSAGE AND FORMAT:
A message, in simple text format, should consist of your call sign,
frequency and mode used to transmit the original message, and the
sending station’s Skywarn Member number if you have one.  Please
submit only one message per mode used.
Modes:
•        HF or VHF Winlink gateways direct to KH6SW;
•        HF Voice to a HF hub station
•        HF P2P to the HF P2P hub station
•        VHF Voice t a VHF hub station
•        VHF P2P to a VHF P2P hub station
•        Any other mode agreed to between a station and hub station
(hub stations will then forward message to KH6SW via winlink)

Participating Hub Stations:
Winlink capable stations are encouraged to volunteer to receive messages
and transcribe them to Winlink for later submission by Winlink to KH6SW.
The hub  station may use any mode to receive message exchanges before
converting them to a single Winlink text message (no template, just
text) with a summary of received exchanges to be sent to KH6SW by
Winlink. NWS has asked that we not send the information to them, message
by message, so hub stations need only send one Winlink message at the
end of their “shift”.

Voice Hubs:
HF:  AH6T –     10:00-11:00 7095 kHz LSB
VHF: KH6FV – 09:00-10:00 DEM Repeaters
VHF: WH6KM- 08:00-09:00 DEM Repeaters

P2P Winlink Hubs:
HF: AH6T –   06:00 to 12:00 HST, VARA HF, 7118 kHz (Dial)  500Hz
Bandwidth
VHF: AH6T –   06:00 to 12:00 HST, VARA FM P2P, 145.050 MHz

Please check your island/district ARES reflector for any additional hub
stations, their modes of operation, and their operating hours.

73 de Joe/AH6T
UNQUOTE

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ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A
ah0a@arrl.org

 

Mauna Kea VOAD Repeater Test

The monthly test of the VOAD Mauna Kea Repeater is set for Saturday, 03 December 2022, 1200-1300 UTC.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 30 November 2022, 0323 UTC.

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Kevin Bogan

5:02 PM (23 minutes ago)

to Kevin, bcc: me
An Emergency Proclamation from Governor Ige is in effect for the eruption and lava from Maunaloa. We are authorized to turn the MK repeater on if it is needed or is in imminent need. We need to give the Center for Maunakea Stewardship as much lead time as possible and, at least, 24 hours before turning it on if at all possible. 
The attached, current SOG is in effect as a guide. There is no change from the draft version that went out with the reminder for the November test.
 
Please see the note at the bottom regarding the Standard Operating Guide (SOG) produced by the HVOAD Radio Sub-Working Group. 
To: CMS,  Big Island, BigIslandARES, KHRC, DECs, BIARC, BigIslandRADIO, 40meter.net, bigislandarrlnews, others
The Hawaii VOAD repeater will be turned back on at noon for the one hour test, Saturday, December 3, 2022, 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 December 3, 2022  1200-1300 HST.

 
  1. When checking in please give your callsign spelled phonetically
  2. After the check ins are taken, we will take, by roll call:
    1. your callsign, 
    2. tactical callsign (if none, just use the suffix of your callsign)
    3. name, 
    4. location, 
    5. power, 
    6. antenna model number and 
    7. antenna elevation above MSL. 
  3. If time permits, we will practice message handling. 
  4. 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.  
  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.” For example:”Send ambulance.” “Need 20kw genset by 1200 HST Sunday.”)
  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. 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, ARESHawaiian Humane Society and more)  and their partners (e.g., HI-EMA, HCCDA, MEMA, etc.)
 
Please give this notice the widest dissemination. 
 
Thanks,
 
Kevin Bogan, AH6QO
Chair, Hawaii VOAD Communications Working Group 
Hawaii Kai Strong
ARES emcomm operator
DEM RACES
HI-EMA RACES
_._,_._,_
Kevin, AH6QO
Personal Cell: 808.778.4697
Other: (720) 235-8172
Standard Operating Guide_._,_._,_

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According to Kevin Bogan (AH6QO), the “Draft version of the SOG was validated as the current version and so labeled”.  ‘Sorry for the confusion.


Reminders:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold its Christmas Party on Saturday, 10 December 2022, 1400 HST, at the Keaau Community Center.

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest is set for Saturday, 28 January 2023, at the Waimea Community Center, 0930 HST to 1400 HST.  For details contact Steve at wh6n@gmail.com

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

https://bigislandarrlnews.com

https://www.simplehamradioantennas.com