Tag: Hawaii

via the ARRL: NBC News Left Field Report Says Hams “Could Save Our Lives” in a Disaster

A team from NBC News’ nascent digital news unit Left Field was in Hawaii to visit with some radio amateurs to produce a report when the false nuclear missile alert happened on January 13. Left Field’s report points out how much we rely on cell phones and 21st century technology…and what we would do if […]

How Amateur Radio Played a Role in the Hawaii EAS Emergency Response

In the minutes after the false missile EAS alert was delivered in Hawaii, there was a great deal of general confusion — a lack of communication, general perplexity about the next steps, and phone call after phone call that didn’t get through to the right recipients. But one group in particular said it knew exactly […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Hudson Division Director Promotes Amateur Radio Parity Act Before Senate Committee

ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, testified Thursday (January 25) before a session of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding Amateur Radio’s readiness to respond in an emergency. The session, “This is not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems,” was called in the wake of an incoming missile warning […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #986

This Week in Amateur Radio #986 Week of January 20, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. January 20, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:20:27 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR986 Trending stories […]

via HACKADAY: You’ll Really Want An “Undo” Button When You Accidentally Send A Ballistic Missile Warning

Hawaiians started their weekend with quite a fright, waking up Saturday morning to a ballistic missile alert that turned out to be a false alarm. In between the public anger, profuse apologies from officials, and geopolitical commentary, it might be hard to find some information for the more technical-minded. For this audience, The Atlantic has compiled a brief […]

via HACKADAY: World’s Largest Telescope Stopped by LED

Earlier this year a simple indicator LED brought the Keck 1 telescope, a 370 tons mass, to a halting stop. How exactly did an LED do this? Simple: it did nothing. As it so happens, [Andrew Cooper] was just about the leave the summit of Mauna Kea (in Hawaii) when his radio instructed him otherwise: […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #961

This Week in Amateur Radio #961 Week of July 29, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR961 Running Time: 1:19:42 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #961 with a release and air date of, July 29, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Rich Lawrence KB2MOB-, […]

Ham’s Project Amelia Earhart Flight Nears End

The Amelia Earhart commemorative round-the-world flight by pilot Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, has begun heading over the Pacific Ocean, landing first on July 23 at Pago Pago in American Samoa, and then in Hawaii via a symbolic flyover of Howland Island. Lloyd has contacted hundreds of other radio amateurs from Spirit, his Mooney M20K 231, with […]

via the ARRL: Ham Radio is There, as Honolulu Hosts a Successful 10th Annual “Geek Meet”

Location, Location, Location! In the middle of Honolulu, with the yacht club, harbor, the ocean, and the beach, Amateur Radio was there on July 2 for the 10th annual “Geek Meet,” at Magic Island. Hawaii’s Geek Meet is a fun, casual, family-friendly, grassroots gathering for people who are curious and have a passion they want […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #960

This Week in Amateur Radio #960 Week of July 22, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR960 Running Time: 1:14:13 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #960 with a release and air date of, July 22, 2017.This weeks edition is anchoredby,Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, Will […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #952

This Week in Amateur Radio #952 Week of May 27, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR952 Running Time: 1:09:50 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #952 with a release and air date of Saturday, May 27, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, […]

Midway and Kure Islands Reinstated as DXCC Entities

On March 31, 2017, the DXCC desk announced the deletion of Midway Island and Kure Island from the DXCC entities list. The stated reason for this action was because of changes in the administration resulting from changes in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, formerly known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, of which the […]

Amateur Radio has a Place at the Table for Engineering Day 2017 on Maui

Jim Andrews, KH6HTV, and Alan Maenchen, AD6E (aka KH6TU), staffed an Amateur Radio exhibit on February 26 for Engineering Day 2017 at the Queen Kaahumanu Center in Maui. The main attention-getter was an operating display of Andrews’ 70-centimeter high-definition Amateur Radio digital TV system. Andrews and Maenchen also had a 100 W HF radio on […]

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