We were lucky with the rain, we had about 5 minutes of heavy rain just before set up but no rain afterwards and it turned out to be a nice cool morning with little wind.
The go kit challenge was held at the Kapolei Skate Park on May 4th from 8:30 AM to 12 PM and 12 operators were in attendance.
Michael was capable of running UHF/VHF and digital modes. He is working on HF but the radio is cable of HF work. He has a USB Sound card cable that hooks into the computer, without the need of a external Signalink USB sound card. The entire kit fits into the ammo can pictured. https://www.portableuniversalpower.com/commander-857/
Ralph, NH6PY, made his Go Kit.
This kit was built by Ralph and consist of a LT-898UV dual band mobile radio, speaker, hand-microphone and antenna all put in a water proof Nanuk 905 box. Powered by a small battery that can be charged without taking it a part.
Steve KH6WG, has several antenna for UHF/VHF and HF. He did not set up the HF antenna but operated and made contact easily.
Power by vehicle power or a SunSocket EnergyBar 300 and solar panels, Steve’s kit is vehicle mounted and also portable radios.
Pono, WH6CPH go Kit consisted of a 17 foot fishing pole with a Ed Fong antenna with a Kenwood radio in a ammo can run by a battery.
The final station was set up by Mark, KH6LT, and consisted of a lot of items he has collected from photography work and friends.
This all fits in a mostly water proof box, except for holes drilled in back to run cables. Mag mounted antenna on a special bracket attached to the back.
Mark had a special bumper hitch mount to hold his umbrella but it can also support a antenna mast as well.
Mark used camera quick disconnects to put on and take off radios and brackets
To wrap up Mark’s equipment h e just added a portal weather station to his arsenal.
We believe everyone had fun and thanks to Tiki’s Bar and Restaurant and the EARC for sponsoring the event and providing $25 gift cards for 6 operators. We got lucky with the weather as Oahu had heavy rains.