Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL)                                                           September 18, 2016

The annual ARRL Stimulated Exercise Test (SET) will be held in Hawaii on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 0900 to 1200 hours HST.  All amateur radio operators are invited to participate.

The purpose of the SET is to continue training with all Amateur Radio Operators and volunteers to work with state and county officials to ensure communications are maintained on Oahu and all other Hawaiian Islands. Amateur Radio Operators will assist in passing emergency and time sensitive traffic to the appropriate officials. Examples of messages are Situation Reports, Damage Reports and Request for Assistance.

The scenario will be the Great Aleutian Tsunami generated from a 9.2 moment earthquake in the Aleutian Islands north of the State of Hawaii.  This mega-tsunami is especially threatening to Hawaii.  The University of Hawaii reports there is a 9 percent chance of such an event in the next 50 years.

For more information contact Clement Jung (KH7HO), the Pacific Section Emergency Coordinator at 808-663-8163,

The Emergency Amateur Radio Club of Honolulu, (EARC HI), will hold their monthly meeting on October 18, 2016. The meeting will be held at the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 46, 891 Valkenburgh Street Honolulu, HI 96818 at 7 p.m. The EARC HI meeting is open to everyone and is held to educate Ham Radio Operators, family members, and the general public on Amateur Radio related topics. There will be a potluck dinner and the topic has yet to be determined.

More information can be found at

The Koolau Amateur Radio Club (KARC) meets on the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 Am in the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens visitor center. The next meeting will be October 8th, 2016. The KARC meeting is open to everyone and its purpose is to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, and to so conduct club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.

More information can be found at

The EARC HI will offer a free Amateur Radio Technician Course from October 3rd to October 31st, 2016. This is the beginning license for the Amateur Radio. There are three license classes, Technician, General and Extra. Each license allows the Amateur radio operation to operate on more frequencies. The class will meet each Monday from 7 to 9 PM at the Mililani Cornerstone Fellowship Church at 95-1080 Ukuwai Street, Mililani, HI 96789. Registration is limited to the first 10 students. Please contact Steve Kawamae, KH6WG by email at