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ARLB017 W1AW 2018/2019 Winter Operating Schedule


Accessed on 06 November 2018, 2039 UTC, Post #758.

Source:

Email message from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Comment:

Here is the winter operating schedule from W1AW at HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

ARRL Web site

10:19 AM (18 minutes ago)

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ARLB017 W1AW 2018/2019 Winter Operating Schedule

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QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 17  ARLB017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 6, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB017
ARLB017 W1AW 2018/2019 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 1700 UTC – (10 AM to 12 PM EST)
1800 UTC to 2045 UTC – (1 PM to 3:45 PM EST)

(Station closed 1700 to 1800 UTC (12 PM to 1 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 1700
UTC (10 AM to 12 PM EST), and then from 1800 UTC to 2045 UTC (1 PM
to 3:45 PM EST) Monday through Friday.  Be sure to bring your
current FCC amateur radio license or a photocopy.

The W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 94 in the
November 2018 issue of QST or on the web at,
http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-operating-schedule .
NNNN
/EX

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Alan (AD6E/KH6TU) is organizing another on-line video class on CW.  Alan says the video chat course will run for eight weeks, “most likely Monday and Thursday at 6pm HST for an hour each.” You can sign up at this website:  https://cwops.org/cw-academy-2/cw-academy-student-sign-up/

Please submit your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news articles to kh6jrm@arrl.net for inclusion in this blog and for submission to our local media.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

 

 

Posts from AH2G.net-Typhoon Yutu Update


Accessed on 28 October 2018, 1509 UTC, Post #745.

Source:

Email from the Marianas Amateur Radio Club.

Here is the current situation in Guam, Saipan, Tinian, and the rest of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas following the passage of super Typhoon Yutu.  As you can see, the damage was extensive and devastating.  Federal aid is on the way to help those impacted by the storm.

Posts from AH2G.NET for 10/28/2018

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Below are photos that were shared of the damage on Saipan on 25 October 2018 from Super Typhoon Yutu. ©Community photo from residents on Saipan
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For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

 

Mauna Kea 146.72 MHz (PL 100.0) Repeater Test, 05 October 2018


Accessed on 06 October 2018, 0244 UTC, Post #718.

Source:

Email message from Ceridwen Sanders (AH6CS) and Richard Bowen (AH6RK).

Comment:

A test of the VOAD/RACES Mauna Kea repeater will be held this Saturday, 06 October 2018, from 1200 to 1300 HST.

Hee’s the complete text message:

[BIARC] Reminder: Maunakea 146.72 MHz- (PL100.0) repeater test set for this Saturday, 1200-1300 HST.

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Ceridwen Sanders via BIARC <biarc@mailman.qth.net>

4:01 PM (41 minutes ago)

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Since the Emergency Proclamation has expired and I see no extension posted at this time, the repeater was shut down.

The repeater will be turned back on for the one hour test on Saturday, then turned off again. It needs to be tested on a monthly basis to continue to map out coverage and discover what minimal conditions are required to maintain communications on the repeater and to insure that it is operational.

Please check in on the Hawaii State VOAD repeater, 146.72 MHz (PL 100.0 Hz) Maunakea on this coming Saturday, October 6, 2018,  1200-1300 HST.

Please help us map the extent of coverage of the Maunakea repeater by checking in on the HSVOAD net from as many locations as possible.

This is an emcomm repeater, so please use best practices as given by the NCS when operating on the repeater.

This repeater serves the member agencies (e.g., East Hawaii VOAD, American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention, Team Rubicon, ARES and more <https://hivoad.communityos.org/cms/membership>) and their partners (e.g., HI-EMA, HCCDA, MEMA, etc.)

Please give this notice the widest dissemination.

Thanks,

Kevin Bogan, AH6QO
ASM Hawaii State VOAD ARRL/ARES Liaison

Ceridwen Sanders AH6CS
cerisanders@gmail.com
Richard Bowen AH6RK
rickbowen.pc@gmail.com
PO Box 138
43-1781 Manienie Road
Paauilo, HI 96776
808-938-9012
808-657-8626

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Don’t forget the upcoming 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST.  For details, visit https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.
The final round of the Amateur Radio Technician License prep classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau (Hawaii Island).  The VE-administered test will be given on 06 December 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected at the time of the test. For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at douscelle@aol.com.
For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Total evacuation for Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions.


Accessed on 04 May 2018, 0456 UTC, Post #545.

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2018/05/03/hawaii-news/updated-total-evacuation-of-leilani-estates-and-lanipuna-gardens-ordered-after-lava-emerges-from-road

Comment:

Remember all of those emergency drills Amateur Radio operators experienced over the past few years?  Lessons learned from those practice emergency communications exercises will probably come in handy in the coming days as lava erupted from the Kilauea East Rift Zone Thursday morning (03 May 2018) and forced an evacuation from the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivision.  If you are a member of a Hawaii Island Amateur Radio club, you could be called to render communications support if the county needs your help.  I expect our local ARES/RACES groups are preparing for such an eventuality if the eruption worsens.  Be sure you have a “go-kit”, basic survival supplies, and portable shelter should the need to evacuate affect you.  Red Cross shelters have been set up in Pahoa and at the Keaau Community Center.   You, as a licensed ARES/RACES member, could be assigned to a shelter or medical facility if Hawaii County deems it necessary.

I just got word from Rick (AH6RK) that the Hawaii Island VOAD repeater is up and running for the eruption and lava emergency.  Here’s Rick’s comment:

VOAD repeater is activated for eruption emergency

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richard bowen

8:16 PM (10 minutes ago)

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FYI, that VOAD repeater that we were going to test on Saturday has just been activated for the volcano emergency.  You do not need to do anything about it, it is primarily for operators in the area of the eruptionbuteel free to monitor traffic (not much yet) but use it only for emergency traffic related to the volcano.

146.72 mhz, tone  100 hz

73, Rick AH6RK

Here’s the current evacuation notice as reported by the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald” this evening:

“Hawaii County Civil Defense has ordered all residents of the Leilani Estates subdivision as well as Lanipuna Gardens to evacuate the area. An evacuation point has been established at Pahoa Regional Community Center. County spokesperson Janet Snyder said Keaau Community Center will also open as an evacuation point.

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Evacuees are advised to bring an emergency evacuation supply kit including medicine, food and other essential items.

The intersections of Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road, Highway 137 and Pohiki Road, and Highway 130 and Leilani Boulevard are closed as the evacuation proceeds.

The Office of the Mayor advises all residents, particularly those within the East Rift Zone, to stay alert, as volcanic activities can take place with little to no warning. While lava and fire pose obvious threats, residents should also be aware of smoke, tremors, poor air quality and the potential for methane gas explosions.

Residents should make sure they have an emergency plan and discuss it with their families. Residents should listen to the radio for future updates, and report any unusual events to Civil Defense at 935-0031.

Emergency warning sirens will sound to alert residents to check the radio.

Hawaii police chief Paul Ferreira has urged residents to not attempt to approach Leilani Estates to view the lava, as doing so impedes police work and the evacuation effort.

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Puna Geothermal Venture is shutting down operations as part of its emergency plan.

This story will be updated.”


For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

The ARES E-Letter for July 19, 2017


Big Island ARRL News, 19 July 2017, 15:55 hrs, UTC, Post #263.

Source:

http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/ares-el/?issue=2017-07-19

Accessed on 19 July 2017, 15:55 hrs, UTC.

Editor:  Rick Palm (K1CE).

Please click link to read the full report.

Comment:

Here are the main topics discussed in the current issue of “The ARES-E-Letter”:

ARES Links, Briefs

Amateur Radio Volunteers in British Columbia Reported Assisting Relief Agencies (7/8/17); Pikes Peak ARES at Right Place, Right Time(6/27/17) Amateur Radio Volunteers Support Michigan’s “One Helluva Ride” Bicycle Tour (7/12/17)

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

For more Amateur Radio-related news, please visit these sites:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.

https://oahuarrnews.wordpress.com.

https://bigislandarrlnews.com (this site).

https://kh6jrm.blogspot.com (Simple Ham Radio Antennas).

http://www.arrl.org.

http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast updated each Friday afternoon).

https://paper.li/kh6jrm/1430289353 (Amateur Radio News & Information).

Please send your Hawaii Amateur Radio news stories to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

ARRL ARES E-Letter


Big Island ARRL News, 02 March 2017, 02:25 hrs, UTC, Post #133.

Source:

http://www.arrl.org/ares-el?issue-2017-02-15

Accessed on  02 March 2017, 02:25 hrs, UTC.

Editor:  Rick Palm (K1CE).

Please click the title link to read the full article.

Comment:

Here are the main topics and ARES Briefs/Links from the latest edition of the ARRL ARES E-Letter:

“ARES® Briefs, Links

The ARRL Board of Directors, the League’s policymakers, adopted five legislative objectives for the US Congress, at its Annual Meeting last month. Some are of special interest to the ARES community. The first objective is to seek early congressional passage of the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, H.R. 555 and of any Senate companion bill that might be introduced. H.R. 555 cleared the House on January 23. The implications for emergency and disaster response operators, especially in neighborhood and community-based organizations such as CERT and ARES, are profound in terms of being able to enhance their programs and better serving their constituencies.”

“Also, the League will seek recognition of the unique resources, capabilities, and expertise of the Amateur Radio Service in any legislation addressing communication issues related to emergencies, disasters, or national security. More on ARRL legislative objectives here.

FEMA Region X Reports Another Successful HF Interoperability Exercise (1/20/17); Ohio ARES Adds 6 Meters to its VHF Simplex Contest (1/13/17)”

Noteworthy articles include a discussion of the relationship between ARES and RACES and how to build a portable “bucket” radio station for portable and emergency operations.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Other sites of interest:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.

https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.

https://bigislandarrlnews.wordpress.com (this site).

https://kh6jrm.blogspot.com (Simple Ham Radio Antennas).

http://www.kh6jrm.info (breaking news for radio amateurs).

http://hawaiisciencedigest.com (science and technology news for radio amateurs).

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii Island, ARRL Pacific Section

Amateur Radio Go-Box–Ham Radio ARES-RACES


Big Island ARRL News, 16 February 2017, 21:45 hrs, UTC, Post # 122.

Source:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT52zOqTOu8

Accessed on 16 February 2017, 21:45 hrs, UTC.

Please click link to view the video.

Comment:

If you’re a licensed Amateur Radio Operator volunteering for service in ARES, RACES, SATERN (Salvation Army) or any other communications support group, you need a “go-box” or “go-kit” for emergency and portable operations.  This box should have emergency antennas, batteries, solar chargers, a HF rig, VHF/UHF rig, tools, first aid supplies, and a small bag of spare parts, such as connectors, extra feed line, insulators, and waterproof tape.

Once you’ve made your “go-box”, you can leave it in your shack or vehicle for the next portable or emergency operation.

In this video from KF9ZA, we see the evolution of his “go-box” from a purely VHF/UHF station to a full spectrum station incorporating HF, VHF, and UHF.

The video is well-done and easy to understand.  A complete list of all components can be found at these sites:

http://kf9za.kremer.com/gobox.

http://kf9za.kremer.com/images/kf9za_updated_updated_gobox_web.jpg.

http://kf9za.kremer.com/images/Gobox2.jpg.

This video should give some good ideas for your “go-box” project.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

For more Amateur Radio news, please visit these sites:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info

https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com

https://bigislandarrlnews.wordpress.com

https://kh6jrm.blogspot.com (Simple Ham Radio Antenas)

http://www.kh6jrm.info (breaking news for radio amateurs)

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local prints and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii Island, ARRL Pacific Section