We are happy to announce the Fifth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness. This event hasgrown from twelve participants in 2014 to fifty-seven stations last year.  Our islands, mountains, valleys and the ocean make it a challenging and unique event in the ham radio world!

This early noticeis for leaders in the ham community.  If you can, please help to promote this event — spread the word via radio nets, meetings, newsletters, web sites, or just tell another ham!  On the radio, you can provide the URL below, or just say “Google Grid Madness”.

Please use all or part of the info below.  You can also use anything from gridmadness.blogspot.com

We will email an announcement in late July, and a reminder in early September.  If you want more details, just ask. Thanks for your help!

Aloha and 73~
Stan AH6KO (Event Manager)

Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness 2018

GM Shark 2018

A VHF/UHF Simplex Event

Sunday, September 16th from 1300 to 1700 HST

Put it on your calendar! More info at gridmadness.blogspot.com

Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness, an event for all hams in the State of Hawaii.  This event is designed for FUN, and to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm. Contact as many stations as you can in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX ONLY.

ALL Hawaii Radio Amateurs are invited:

“Get on the air” for new hams

Emergency communications practice for responder groups
Fun activity for everyone — see who you can contact in your area or across the water

New for 2018:

Simplified paper logging — No need to worry about points, or computing your score.

Or, use the updated Grid Madness Logger with your computer.
No need to enter the exact frequency for each contact, just 2mor 70cm.
Public Info Flier to print and hand out to the curious.
Certificate Endorsements — challenge yourself!
Log submission — within two weeks.
Comments and questions to AH6KO@arrl.net
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