Category: Events

Big Island Hamfest set for November 12

The Big Island Hamfest is the largest HAM event in Hawaii and is well attended by Big Island HAMS. The 2016 event will be held on November 12, 2016 from 0900 to 1400 hours (9AM to 2 PM) at the Waimea Park facility on Kawahihea Rd, Kamuela. This is an Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Sponsored Event …

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Field Day 2013 Underway

The annual, international ham radio “Field Day” is now underway. Promoted by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), it brings together “more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.” On O’ahu, the Emergency Amateur Radio Club is staging its field day events at a Bellows …

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Makani Pahili 2013

This weekend brings Makani Pahili 2013, a weeklong scenario-driven hurricane preparation exercise coordinated by State Civil Defense and the Hawaii National Guard.

SKYWARN Recognition Day is Dec. 1

This year, SKYWARN Recognition Day is Dec. 1 (or, in Hawaii, 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012). NWS stations and volunteer operators will be making SKYWARN contacts.

ARRL Simulated Emergency Test Coming Oct. 6

Simulated Emergency Test by Rob Strieby (W0FT)

The annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) for 2012 in Hawaii is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, from 9:00 am to 12 noon.

Code Keyers Featured at KARC Meeting

Morse Key 10RT without cover from gynti_46 on Flickr

The next monthly meeting of the Koolau Amateur Radio Club (KARC) will feature a “Show and Tell” for keys and keyers. Bring your keys, keyers, paddles, bugs, cooties, Vibroplexes and related items!

Field Day 2012

Above, a video featuring scenes from the “Field Day” event at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, held June 23-24, 2012. The gathering was one of several across the country organized by ARRL-affiliated amateur radio clubs, this one organized by the Hawaii Emergency Amateur Radio Club (EARC). Setup began the afternoon before, and the event …

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Hawaii Field Day 2012

Field Day | Photo by Rich Fewell (KH6DAD)

Field Day is a contest, an emergency preparedness exercise, a public relations demonstration, a great event for clubs, and a fun way to just get on the air.

Makani Pahili 2012

Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District

Every year, at the beginning of hurricane season, the emergency management agencies across the state participate in an annual exercise of emergency preparedness.