Clem Jung will be interviewed by Cathrine Cruz on Hawaii Public Radio’s public affairs show The Conversation!

Clem is booked for a studio taping on Monday, September 24th at 1 pm HST.

Host Catherine Cruz will conduct a one-on-one format interview  and it will last about 10 minutes.

We do not know a time yet will the interview will be aired but we will release that as soon as we find out.

The Conversation website is at and they have a facebook page at The Conversation – Hawaii Public Radio @ TheConversationHPR and on Twitter at The Conversation @hiconversation


Clem Jung is the State of Hawaii Section Emergency Coordinator for the ARRL Pacific Section.

Clem has been an Amateur Radio Operator for 18 years and is currently the Hawaii Emergency Coordinator for Amateur Radio operators and their interaction with the State and local officials. He is also the Hawaii State SKYWARN HAM Coordinator NOAA’s National Weather Service in Honolulu.

Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is the Emergency Communication Organization within  the ARRL Pacific Section with its own reporting structure and web site.

ARES is made up of Amateur Radio operators, who register their equipment and qualifications with ARES. These operators provide volunteer communications services in times of disaster or civil emergency.

Hawaii ARES is segmented into four counties, which are aligned with Hawaii Bureau of Homeland Security Regions. Each county is organized into districts, each having an assigned District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) or Emergency Coordinator (EC).

Please find information on the 2018 Hawaii Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

There are currently over 3900 amateur radio operators in Hawaii and over 753,000 in the U.S.. Radio Amateur operators must be licensed by the FCC.

Hawaii Pacific Section Social Media platforms can be found at:

ARRL Pacific Section Facebook:@HawaiiARRL

ARRL Pacific Section Twitter: @PAC_SECTION

What is SET?Simulated Emergency Test.

The Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is an annual communications exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the National Association for Amateur Radio. The purpose of the exercise is to assess the capability of amateur radio operators to provide communications in the immediate aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster. All radio amateurs throughout the State of Hawaii including members of ACS, American Red Cross, ARES, CERT, DEM RACES, Hawaii VOAD, SKYWARN, STATE RACES, The Salvation Army, and unaffiliated, are encouraged to participate.

The scenario for SET 2018 in Hawaii will be a major hurricane with sustained winds of 130 to 156 MPH (a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale) affecting all islands in the State of Hawaii. The hurricane has approached the State from the south and passed close to the Western coastline of all the islands as it heads North.

Press Release:

What is Amateur Radio?

– Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It’s fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

What do amateur radio operators do?

-Although Amateur Radio operators get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles, and pass an examination for the FCC license to operate on radio frequencies known as the “Amateur Bands.” These bands are radio frequencies allocated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for use by ham radio operators.

-Amateur Radio operators come from all walks of life — doctors, students, kids, politicians, truck drivers, movie stars, missionaries and even your average neighbor next door. They are of all ages, sexes, income levels and nationalities. Whether through Morse Code on an old brass telegraph key, voice communication on a hand-held radio or computerized messages transmitted via satellite, all hams use radio to reach out to the world.