Kohala Hamakua Radio Club

Last update 8/12/2014

Next meeting:

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014


         QTH: Conference Room, (Enter in rear of Gym Building), Hisaoka Gym, King Kam Park, Kapa'au

Hawaii QSO Party 2014

Just a reminder the 2014 Hawaii QSO Party is the fourth weekend of August.  It runs 48 hours from Saturday August 23th 04:00Z to 04:00Z August 25th.  Thatís Friday August 22nd 18:00 in Hawaii to 18:00 Sunday August 24th.

Hawaii stations are invited to help Hams get confirmation on 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160.  HQP has had a number of requests for CW, RTTY and digital mode contacts.  Single Op stations are encouraged to participate even a few hours during the contest.  Share your station with new Ham friends who donít yet have HF stations to increase the number of Hawaii calls. Technicians can compete in their own category on 10 meters.

During HQP the world turns their beams to Hawaii.  This is an opportunity to work lots of DX.

Bev, AH6NF, is taking a team to Kalaupapa again this year, giving county hunters a rare chance to confirm Kalawao County.  The group will use the call KH6BWG and plan to operate SSB, CW, RTTY and digital.

Hams on the neighbor island are multipliers for stations entering the competition.  As in previous years there will be award certificates and plaques for stations submitting logs.  Multipliers are important to them. 

Rules are available on www.HawaiiQSOParty.org.


Hawai'i County ARES Emergency Response Plan

Annex A for North Hawaii

North Hawaii ARES Executive Summary Presentation

ARES Operating Aids

 Guide to Ham Radio Operations in Hawai'i County

KH6CQ Ham Tips



The Kohala Hamakua Radio Club is an ARRL-affiliated group interested in amateur radio and good fellowship.

Currently, there are no membership fees and all are welcome to attend.

The club meets in Kapa'au on the second Sunday at 1400W (2:00PM) in ODD months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov). Conference Room, (Enter in rear of Gym Building), Hisaoka Gym, King Kam Park, Kapa'au

Also, the club meets in Waimea on the second Wednesday at 1900w (7:00pm) in even months (February, April, June, August, October, December). Meeting place is Conference Room, Keck Observatory, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743. We have also met in the past at Hawai`i Preparatory Academy (HPA), Energy Lab, in Waimea. Adjacent parking is available. The street address is 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd (Hwy 250).

2014 Club Officers

President, Steve Milner, WH6N
Vice President,
Bill Wiecking KH6BI
Secretary-Treasurer, Norm Cohler, NH7UA

Technical Advisor: John Buck, KH7T

Webmaster: Len Winkler, KH7LW (please send me email if you have information or other ideas you want added to this webpage)

At our meeting in North Kohala on July 13, 2014, Joe Speroni, AH0A gave a great presentation on Remote Hamming. Mahalo Joe. If you weren't there, you should have been! Plus we got our first look at the new portable repeater Steve is building for The Dead Zone Communications for IronMan, complete with solar panels.


2011 International Hamfest in Waimea at the Waimea Community Center pictures:

2010 International Hamfest in Waimea at the Waimea Community Center pictures:


For more information, contact Len Winkler, KH7LW




51.800 51.300 Hilo WH6XM WH6XM 4/14/09 HAWAII o100.0    o          open to all amateurs     
52.200 51.200 Glenwood AH6GG AH6GG 1/25/06 HAWAII aEXPlo141.3   Bi         Bilingual      
145.290 144.690 Kau WH6FC WH6FC 11/27/08 HAWAII oela100   c          closed private system     
145.310 144.710 Hilo AH6JA AH6JA 2/3/09 HAWAII orPKT   RB       remote base     
145.350 144.750 Glenwood KD6QAI KD6QAI 6/18/05 HAWAII oelEXP   SNP     shared non protected pair     
145.410 144.810 Naalehu KH7MS KH7MS 7/3/09 HAWAII o   t          CTCSS tone frequency replaces the "t" on listing   
146.660 146.060 Hilo AH6GG AH6GG 7/20/01 HAWAII oela141.3   TT        DTMF access     
146.680 146.080 Hilo KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII oelap   (CA)     closed autopatch     
146.720 146.120 Mauna Kea KH6EJ HSVOAD 4/23/11 HAWAII oeax   e          emergency power     
146.760 146.160 Kulani Cone KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII oela   l           linked     
146.820 146.220 Mauna Loa KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII oelx   p          portable     
146.880 146.280 Pepeekeo   BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII oela   r          RACES affiliated     
146.920 146.320 Kau KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII ola   s          ARES affiliated     
147.000 147.600 Glenwood AH6GG AH6GG 1/25/06 HAWAII aelo141.3   x          wide area coverage     
147.040 147.640 Mauna Loa AH6JA RACES 4/23/11 HAWAII oelrx   z          direct access to law enforcement     
147.100 147.700 Hilo WH6HQ WH6HQ 11/26/08 HAWAII o   WX      weathernet     
147.140 147.740 Pahoa NH6P W6YM 11/11/06 HAWAII oelx   EXP     experimental    
147.160 147.760 Hualalai WH6DEW HWARS 11/27/08 HAWAII oela   #          DSTAR    
147.280 147.880 Keaau NH6HT AH6HN 11/27/08 HAWAII o  
147.320 147.920 Waimea NH7HI KARS 11/27/08 HAWAII aelo100.0  
147.380 147.980 Waimea KH7T KH7T  11/27/08 HAWAII aoelEXP  
442.025 447.025 Glenwood AH6GG AH6GG 12/24/02 HAWAII aEXPlo156.7  
442.250 447.250 Pahoa NH6P W6YM 11/11/06 HAWAII oel114.8  
442.275 447.275 Kahua AH6GR MCDA 9/2/08 HAWAII o136.5  
442.500 447.500 Keaau KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII o  
443.400 448.400 Kau KH7MS KH7MS 4/12/10 HAWAII oels  
443.400 448.400 Kona KH7MS KH7MS 7/11/10 HAWAII oe100.0  
444.150 449.150 Hilo AH6JA BIARC 4/12/10 HAWAII alor  
444.350 449.350 Mountain View KH6QAJ KH6QAJ 8/17/05 HAWAII oel  
444.450 449.450 Kohala KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII o  
444.600 449.600 Kau KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII olae  
444.725 449.725 Hilo WH6FM WH6FM 1/18/10 HAWAII #ol123.0  
444.750 449.750 Hilo AH6JA BIARC 11/12/07 HAWAII ola  
444.900 449.400 Kona AH6RF AH6RF 7/14/02 HAWAII o  
444.900 449.400 Hilo WH6FM WH6FM 4/15/10 HAWAII #ol100.0  
444.925 449.925 Hilo KH6KL KH6KL 8/11/08 HAWAII oel

In the Hilo area, listen mainly on 146.76. In Kona, listen mainly on 147.16. In Kohala and around Honoka'a, 146.94 on Maui may give better results. 

Rick Ching KH7O, the Hawaii Frequency Coordinator maintains a Full list of Hawaii Repeaters.