This week we spotlight Evan, WH6ECG.

Recent Events:  May 18, 2019: Windward Coast Emergency Preparedness Fair at Windward Mall, Kaneohe, HI. Participated at the ARES presentation table.

Past support to local Boy Scouts of America program: Camporee Radio Station (K2BSA/KH6) October 1, 2016. Camporee Radio Station (K2BSA/KH6) November 14, 2015. Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI), Scouts talked on DMR and dual band analog handheld.  October 16-18, 2015.  Scouts tried DMR handhelds and ECHOLINK to talk to other Scouts across the nation and world.  Saturday, March 7, 2015: Radio Station at Boy Scout Multi-District Camporee, Bellows Air Force Station, Waimanalo, HI.  Scouts used 70cm and an IRLP repeater (3197) to speak with hams in Massachusetts and North Carolina. K2BSA (Boy Scouts of America) Radio Scouting group authorized us to use the event callsign K2BSA/KH6 for this Camporee.

Background:  Interested in radio since high school. Technician in December 2012; General in October 2013. Amateur Extra effective 3/27/15. I am an ARRL Volunteer Examiner. I am the ARES District Emergency Coordinator for Windward Oahu.

Interests: Emergency Preparedness. Resilient communities. Scouting and Radio, to include hiking, volunteer in Boy Scout programs (JOTA, Radio Merit Badge Counselor), camping, emergency preparedness, emergency communications / backup power, National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter, ARES emergency coordinator for Kaneohe, HI. Supporting Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) on Oahu since 2013. Also teaching Radio Merit Badge to scouts each January, to spread the engineering, science, and hobby to young people.  Earned Eagle Scout Rank in the 20th century, thanks to many family and friends.  Both my sons earned their Eagle Scout Rank recently, thanks to many, many volunteers in the community.  This is a way for me to give back.

Rigs: TYT MD-380, Radioddity GD-77, Baofeng UV-5R/UV-5R+,UV-82, BTECH UV-5X3, UV-25X4,Yaesu FT-60R, FT-70DR FT-7900, FT-1900, ICOM IC-7300, IC-706MKIIG, IC-7100, Kenwood TS-480SAT.

Antennas: Various mobile and whip antennas for 2m, 220 MHz, and 70cm. 2m yagi. Various wire dipole and end fed antennas for HF.

Enjoying digital radio in addition to voice: NBEMS FLDIGI, Winlink (PACTOR, ARDOP, VARA, VARA FM, WINMOR, PACKET), APRS, Dstar, DMR, Yaesu System Fusion/C4FM. Using Zumspot at home to fill in for lack of Dstar and YSF nodes in my area.

You might be interested in the story of a nearby historic site and engineering marvel, the former U.S. Navy Radio Station at Haiku.  Just do a search for “NRS Haiku” or check out Dave Jessup’s blog at haikuvalley.com to learn about the amazing radio antenna that spanned nearby Haiku Valley, and the sailors who worked there during World War II.

Aloha and 73’s

Evan

You can visit Evan’s QRZ page at https://www.qrz.com/db/wh6ecg