October 16, 2021 Hawaii Great ShakeOut
This year's Hawaii Great ShakeOut will be this coming Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. HST. This is a Winlink exercise; hams are sending a DYFI(did you feel it?) report on simulated earthquake damage(a 7.2 earthquake in the Volcano National Park), in connection with the USGS. More info here.
How about the PACIFICON 2021 Convention in San Ramon, CA on October
15, 16 & 17? Go here for information.
+ WINLINK EXERCISES organized by Van NH7IT with interesting new features introduced, like sending a text message without the internet. If you have Winlink set up and are interested, e-mail NH7IT to be added to the mailing list.
+ FIELD DAYS, and events such as the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend,
when contact is made with as many other lighthouses in the world as possible.
Top photo, The Public Service Communications group on Kauai met on September 19, 2020 to discuss ways to extend communications range with a variety of antennas and radios to evaluate.
Tad NH7YS is showing an antenna he brought.
Below, Jim NH6HI is showing HF and Winlink messaging to the group.
At bottom, a work day at the Kukuiolono repeater site, with some antenna work, area cleanup and solar panel installation on the roof of the shack. Thanks to those who participated: Anoly WH6GKG, Sam WH6SNA, Bret WH6GEO, Dick KH6DO, Bill WH6BS, Ron KH6JI, Joe WH6FZY, Jim NH6HI and Tad NH7YS. Drone photo by Ron KH6JI.
+ EXAMS for FCC licences and upgrades. Jim NH6HI is the one to get in touch with, if you are interested.
KARC is affiliated with GLAARG Volunteer Examiners.
+ NETS on Monday evenings at 8pm and Thursday evenings at 7pm. All licensed hams may participate, no club membership required.
The KARC repeaters and the Allstar system are now able to be joined together, thanks to the efforts of Jim NH6HI and Jesse WH6AV. Also, a new net control roster has been designed and built for us by Jesse WH6AV. To view the roster, use this link. Mahalo Jesse! See more details below.
+ MONTHLY SIREN NETS held on the first workday of each month at 11:30AM on the KARC and Allstar linked repeater systems. Operators listen for and confirm the working condition of the emergency siren network around the Island. Any licensed amateur may participate.
+ Saturday Morning HAM BREAKFAST, informally held weekly, 9:00am at the Lilikoi Bar and Grill, located in the Harbor Mall in Lihue.
+ MONTHLY MEETINGS are held on the first Monday evening of the month(unless that day is a holiday, in which case the meeting will be held on the next Monday), formerly at the KIUC conference room in Lihue. The pandemic has forced KIUC to close the conference room, and we have been meeting on Zoom instead of face-to-face. On these days, the usual Monday Evening Net is not held. The next meeting will he held on September 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm.