Many thanks to Jona Sing, NH6UO, who organized this years 2018 Great Aloha Run (GAR) Amateur Radio Volunteers. This marks the 34th Annual event for Honolulu.

Jona was able to staff all the required stations with wonderful volunteers for the GAR on February 19th, 2018.

Below is a list of volunteers and locations. Please stay clear of the frequency they will be using on the day of the run.

Date: Monday February 19, 2018 (President’s Day holiday)
REPORT TO SITE TIME: 06:00; Roll call to commence shortly after
Event Start Time: 7:00AM
Estimated end time: 10:30 AM – 11:00AM. Or sooner depending where you are on the route.
Frequencies: 146.62 VHF PL 103.5 (Thanks to Rick Ching, KH7O) –GAR participant

Command group (GAR Command Center – Aloha Stadium)
Assistant Coordinator / NCS – Jona Sing, NH6UO
Lead Coordinator – Adrian DiTucci KH7GK

Start Line – Nimitz/Bishop – Aloha Tower Marketplace
1. Darrell – KH6XL
2. Clem Jung – KH7HO

Aid Station 1 – Pu’uhale Elementary School Contact:
1. Glen Martinez – AH6VF
2. Natalie Cash – WH6FLO

Aid Station 2 (Nimitz/Pu’uloa Road) Contact: Warren Hiramoto – 226-5790
1. Ray Moody – AH6LT
2. Lynn – WH6ERV

Aid Station 3 (Nimitz/Valkenberg) Contact: Olga Goo – 383-5681
1. Ryan Ueoka – AH6OO
2. Judy Ueoka – KH6JU

Aid Station 4 (Kamehameha Hwy/Halawa Gate) Contact: Deana Sueoka – 728-0753
1. Amy Caliboso – WH6FOO
2. Carlito Caiboso – WH6FOG

Stadium Entrance
1. Bob Cunningham – WH6I

North Tunnel Entrance
1. Steve Kawamae – KH6WG

Stadium Ring Road
1. RC Anderson – WH6FQE

Main Medical – This position involves being with the HPH Doctors on the stadium floor & Main Medical
1. Elsie Watanabe
2. Caitlyn Watanabe

Aid station operators should report to their aid station chiefs upon arrival, names are noted.
1. making sure they can find you when needed
2. The Aid stations will also have a “spotter” assigned by Kaiser Permanente.
3. The ‘spotter’ has been instructed to pass all command post communication through the radio operator.

All stations report –
• the numbers of first THREE (3) male,
• first THREE (3) female and
• When wheelchair participants as they pass your location.
• The lead unit of Sounds of Freedom (military units) should also be reported.

Operators at each station should report bib numbers of participants who drop out from exhaustion or injury. Event officials records all incidents no matter how minor it may seem.

Once event get underway, please keep all chatter to a minimum, if you have any questions let me know ahead of time as I could answer via email, or call me.

For those who are working in the stadium area – inevitably someone will want to know where the bus pick up locations are. They are located in the SW parking lot Makai.

Sounds of freedom are in the NE parking lot Mauka.

Shuttle buses back to town are located at sections 9E and 10E.

For those who are assigned to the STADIUM you should be at the stadium by 0545 at the LATEST. Parking attendants will shut gates at 0600.

***I have GAR Volunteer T-shirts – I will be at the GAR EXPO Feb 16-18 NBC Exhibition Center; Please GIVE Jona YOUR SHIRT SIZE. Thank you!
Thank you all for your participation, let’s have fun!