crazyfish Grid madnessAloha!

Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club and the event organizers are happy to announce the Fourth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness.

We are sending this early notice to Hawaii amateur radio operators. If you can, please help to make this event better — spread the word via radio nets, meetings, newsletters, web sites, or just tell another ham! See below for a summary description. On the radio, you can provide the URL below, or just say Google “Grid Madness“.

We invite ALL Radio Amateurs in the State of Hawaii to participate:

  • “get on the air” for new hams
  • emergency communications practice for responder groups (ARES, CERT, etc)
  • a fun activity for everyone — see who you can contact in your area or across the water

Please consider using this event as part of your effort to mentor new hams, teach and practice EmComm procedures, or as an on-the-air social event.

New this year:

  • Increased power limit in the HT class (to 8 Watts)
  • Focus on the Club competition — assign your score to your club, or establish a team.
  • Focus on Kauai, Molokai and Maui. Please spread the word!

We will send another email in early September, as a reminder and to inform you about any updates. If you know of hams that would want to receive that reminder, send email addresses to us.

Thanks and 73!

Stan AH6KO (Event Manager)
Eric KH6CQ (Aulani Hui ARC)

If you want to be removed from our email list, just let us know!

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Here’s a summary description of the event. You can forward this email to any ham or amateur radio organization in Hawaii!
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Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club is sponsoring Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness, an event for all hams in the State of Hawaii. This event is designed for FUN, and to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm.

The idea is to contact as many stations as you can in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX ONLY. You can see the summary of last year’s event here, and info  about assigning your score to a club here.

For your calendar — Sunday, September 17th 2017 from 1300 to 1700 HST. View/download the info packet here:

Please send comments and questions to