Hawaii Kamehameha Day - Jun 11th


11 HF K6K P2P stations during the event using the VARA HF software modem.

Close to the  first  VARA   HF contest .. pdf link has the  station  QRG and  Mode  b/w 


Kamehameha Day is an annual state holiday in Hawaii in celebration of King Kamehameha I, who united all the islands in 1810.

After hearing about the cancellation of all King Kamehameha Celebration parade events statewide, Michael Miller - KH6ML, spoke with amateur radio operators and a with the Commission to see if there was a level of interest in an Amateur Radio Day event linking all the islands by ham radio.  Amateur Radio operation has been authorized by the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission as an official event.

The ARRL Special Events Coordinator granted K6K to Hawaii for the event.  Many Hawaii Amateurs have volunteered to operate during the event.  K6K will QRV on phone, CW, RTTY and digital modes, including Winlink. With support from the ARSFI Winlink development team, K6K was authorized as a valid Winlink call. The Hawaii Winlink group plans to operate up to 11 HF K6K P2P stations during the event using the VARA HF software modem.

For more information about Kamehameha Radio Day see https://sites.google.com/view/k6khawaii.

This event will give volunteer Hawaii Operators a chance to test their communications equipment and skills and be ready to assist when the cell phone and the internet fail. Successful radio contacts are eligible to receive a special inscribed certificate bearing the full-color rendition of K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration.

A P2P spotting page with information about Winlink K6K calls (including SSIDs), times, frequencies, and bandwidths (500 or 2300 Hz) is available at http://Winlink-P2P.info.

Contact Michael Miller (KH...@...) for further information.

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