ARRL News-Features

Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, and features compiled by HQ ARRL.

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ARRL 2022 Winter Operating Schedule

Here’s the latest W1AW 2022 Winter Operating Schedule from HQ ARRL.

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SB QST @ ARL $ARLB020
ARLB020 W1AW 2022 Winter Operating Schedule

ZCZC AG20
QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 20  ARLB020
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 7, 2022
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB020
ARLB020 W1AW 2022 Winter Operating Schedule

Morning Schedule:

Time                  Mode     Days
——————-   —-     ———
1400 UTC (9 AM EST)   CWs      Wed, Fri
1400 UTC (9 AM EST)   CWf      Tue, Thu

Daily Visitor Operating Hours:

1500 UTC to 2045 UTC – (10 AM to 3:45 PM EST)

Afternoon/Evening Schedule:

2100 UTC (4 PM EST)    CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri
2100  ”      ”         CWs      Tue, Thu
2200  ”  (5 PM EST)    CWb      Daily
2300  ”  (6 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily
0000  ”  (7 PM EST)    CWs      Mon, Wed, Fri
0000  ”      ”         CWf      Tue, Thu
0100  ”  (8 PM EST)    CWb      Daily
0200  ”  (9 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily
0245  ”  (9:45 PM EST) VOICE    Daily
0300  ”  (10 PM EST)   CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri
0300  ”      ”         CWs      Tue, Thu
0400  ”  (11 PM EST)   CWb      Daily

Frequencies (MHz)
—————–
CW: 1.8025 3.5815 7.0475 14.0475 18.0975 21.0675 28.0675 50.350 147.555
DIGITAL: – 3.5975 7.095 14.095 18.1025 21.095 28.095 50.350 147.555
VOICE: 1.855 3.990 7.290 14.290 18.160 21.390 28.590 50.350 147.555

Notes:

CWs = Morse Code practice (slow) = 5, 7.5, 10, 13 and 15 WPM
CWf = Morse Code practice (fast) = 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 WPM
CWb = Morse Code Bulletins = 18 WPM

CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW
bulletins.

DIGITAL = BAUDOT (45.45 baud), BPSK31 and MFSK16 in a revolving
schedule.

Code practice texts are from QST, and the source of each practice is
given at the beginning of each practice and at the beginning of
alternate speeds.

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 2330 UTC (6:30 PM EST), Keplerian
Elements for active amateur satellites are sent on the regular
digital frequencies.

A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between
0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Thursdays and 0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Fridays.

Audio from W1AW’s CW code practices, CW/digital bulletins and phone
bulletin is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server
named “W1AWBDCT.”  The monthly W1AW Qualifying Runs are presented
here as well.  The audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently
with W1AW’s regular transmission schedule.

All users who connect to the conference server are muted.  Please
note that any questions or comments about this server should not be
sent via the “Text” window in EchoLink. Please direct any questions
or comments to w1aw@arrl.org .

In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as
follows: Voice on the hour, Digital at 15 minutes past the hour, and
CW on the half hour.

All licensed amateurs may operate the station from 1500 UTC to 2045
UTC (10 AM to 3:45 PM EST).  Be sure to bring a reference copy of
your current FCC amateur radio license.

The weekly W1AW and monthly West Coast Qualifying Runs are sent on
the normal CW frequencies used for both code practice and bulletin
transmissions.  West Coast Qualifying Run stations may also use 3590
kHz.

The W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 28 in the
November 2022 issue of QST or on the web at,
http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-operating-schedule .
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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Maunakea VOAD Repeater Test

The regular mothly test of the Maunakea VOAD Repeater is set for Saturday, 05 November 2022 1200-1300 HST.

Views expressed in this Amateur Radio update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 05 November 2022, 0146 UTC.

Content provided by Kevin Bogan (AH6QO).

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Kevin Bogan

2:44 PM (1 hour ago)
to Kevin, bcc: me
This SOG is in effect as a guide. 
 
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, November 5, 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 November 5, 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
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Kevin, AH6QO
Personal Cell: 808.778.4697
Other: (720) 235-8172
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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P0QBEzR_nNUEKVKr9yWN358CmLRFoJp3r8jLQjIDgMc/edit

 

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Monthly Siren Test

The Big Island Monthly Siren test is set for Monday, 01 November 2022, with roll call 1130 HST.

Views expressed in this Amateur Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 31 October 2022, 1407 UTC.

Content provided by Dave Pacheco (AH6OD).

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Aloha Big Island Hams,
I am forwarding the following per request from Darrell KH6RDO and Bev KH7LM,
 
The Big Island Monthly Siren Net is scheduled for Tuesday 1 November 2022
 
Net Control Joseph WH6FZH will start the Net with Roll Call at 11:30AM on Tuesday 1 November 2022 via RF on Hawaii Allstar Network.
We are looking for Island wide participation on this monthly exercise to report their results.
 
Here are help aids to use for NET preparation:
 
Most Wanted Sirens by Duane Hosaka: https://nh6tu.org/forms/BigIslandMonthlySirenNet.pdf
Siren Location List that are being monitored: https://nh6tu.org/forms/BIMSN-Adopt-A-Siren.pdf
AllStar Repeater & Simplex Frequencies:  https://nh6tu.org/forms/BigIslandSirenRepeaterSimplexList.pdf
 
Please reachout to Darrell and Bev if you have any questions.
 
Darrell KH6RDO – dhaenter@gmail.com
 
Bev KH7LM – bevgable@gmail.com
73 es aloha,
Bev

 

ARRL Commemorative Handbook 100

Own the Collector’s Centennial Edition of the ARRL Handbook.

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Hawaii QSO Party

Here are the final results of the recent Hawaii QSO Party.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 24 September 2022, 1259 UTC.

Content provided by HQP chairman Alan maechen (AD6E/KH6TU) and ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A).

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Aloha,

Here are the HQP results hot off the press from HQP Chairman, Alan
Maenchen (AD6E/KH6TU).  It really was a surprise that close of to half of
all Hawaii station QSOs were CW, next was Digital and SSB.

Here’s the QSP from Alan

QUOTE
https://www.hawaiiqsoparty.org/results/

While we only got 27 logs from HI, log analysis shows that 85 HI hams
were active in the HQP.  For the first time, Lanai (LNI) was active.

Some other stats:

272 logs received
3,138 calls signs reported in the received logs

CW QSOs reported:   3,709 (48%)
Digital QSOs:       2,205 (28%)
SSB QSOs:           1,856 (24%)
Total QSOs          7,770

Band conditions:
160  no reported QSOs
80:      39  QSOs
40:   1,306  QSOs
20:   5,113  QSOs
15:   1,276  QSOs
10:      36  QSOs

This tells the propagation story. We suffered rather poor conditions
that weekend.

73, Alan  AD6E
UNQUOTE

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


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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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