Aloha all,

We’ve had a busy month of Hawaii Amateur Radio activities so far, with a
few more coming up in October.

First a reminder that participating station logs in the “Hawaii QSO
Party” and “VHF/UHF Grid Madness” are due by September 30th. This year
hurricanes and volcanoes competed with contesting so both events had
fewer logs than previous years. If you participated, please make the
extra effort to submit logs.

Grid Madness Rules
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13xB_bduNfsXoKyB4wDXELLu7mohBeFaO/view
Email logs to AH6KO@arrl.net

HQP Rules
http://hawaiiqsoparty.org/Rules/HQP/HQPRules-2018-B.html
Email logs to AD6E@arrl.net

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Two new volunteers have agreed to join in promoting Amateur Radio
Activities in Hawaii.

Vaugh “Pascal” Nelson (AC7N) joins us as the Assistant Section Manager
(ASM) covering East Hawaii Big Island.  Pascal is active on HF and is
helping others acquire digital mode skills.

Claire  Santos (KH6YO) is joining Stacy’s Public Information group as a
Public Information Officer (PIO). Claire is a new enthusiastic ham with
skills in the Internet social media world – Facebook, Twitter. She is
already contributing articles for Hawaii.

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Many had the opportunity to attend one of Oscar Resto’s (KP4RF)
presentations on Amateur Radio’s role in emergency communications for
the community when category 5 hurricane Maria struck the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico. Oscar made presentations on Oahu, Big Island, Maui and
Kauai. If you missed it Stacy and Claire published a well written
summary at,

https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/lessons-learned-for-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria/

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The annual ARRL Pacific Division Pacificon convention is Oct 19-21in
San Ramos CA. If you are planning to attend let you SM know.
(ah0a@arrl.org).   There is always a group of  Hawaii hams who meet up
and exchange information about interesting products and presentations.

https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/pacificion-2018/

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The annual Hawaii ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) has been announced
for Oct 13.  Clem Jung (KH7HO), our Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC),
published an exercise plan to develop a simulated incident map from
messages transmitted (relayed) via simplex VHF and HF (no repeaters this
year).

https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com/2018/09/18/2018-set-press-release/

Stacy Holbrook (KH6OWL), our PIC/PIO has garnered the attention of
Hawaii Public Radio (HPR radio), who are planning two different
interviews with Clem Jung (KH7HO), our SET.

https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/set-to-be-promoted-on-hawaii-hpr/

https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/set-to-be-featured-on-hawaii-public-radios-public-affairs-show-the-conversation/

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As always let us know of activities in your area or club.  Let’s share
Hawaii ham radio!

ARRL Pacific Section Facebook:@HawaiiARRL
ARRL Pacific Section Twitter: @PAC_SECTION
https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com/
https://bigislandarrlnews.com/

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ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A
ah0a@arrl.org
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