Hono Amateur Radio Club

Volume 3, Issue 7 November 1999

 Inside This Issue

President's Message de K1ER
Message from Brad, ARRL Director
Renewal Form (if you need it)
Calendar of Events
Oahu Emergency Coordinators
FCC News

Mark your calendar -
Saturday Nov 20, 1999
Columbia Inn on Kapiolani Blvd


President's Message

Here we go again
John D. Peters K1ER
President HARC

***This is your meeting notice for the November 1999 HARC meeting*** Mark that Saturday on your calendar.

Several newsworthy items have happened since the last HARC newsletter. Brad Wyatt announced his retirement as ARRL Director for the Pacific Division to be succeeded by Jim Maxwell W6CF the Deputy Director. The election for new ARRL officials was held and should be in the counting process. Locally, after nearly a year trying, I finally got permission to form a Battleship Missouri Amateur Radio Club! Any member of the HARC who would also like to join the BB63 ARC is invited to do do. You may contact John Peters K1ER by mail, in person, or via Email. We are looking for equipment typical of a IOWA Class Battleship radio room from any of the wars in which these ships participated: WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and Desert Storm. In addition to an operational operating position for Amateur Radio or MARS we intend to have either operational or static displays typical of each of those four periods in the ship's history. It depends on many things, including the donation of equipment, or our ability to find old radio equipment in the Navy which might have been removed from the ship. The main radio room is located on the 01 level between the stacks. When we know who wants to join the club, we'll have a Club Station License, and work on antennas, and the equipment in Main Radio. (Not in that order.) Your ideas are welcome.

The turnout for the HARC meetings is typically approximately 15, which is a good showing. We have about 60 members, some out of area. It is a breakfast meeting. You order from the menu when you arrive and chat while you and others eat breakfast. When everyone has finished eating, approximately 10:00 the meeting is called to order and we continue with the program planned. I suspect we will talk about the Battleship Missouri among other things at the November meeting.

We have a webpage for HARC thanks to our member Jim Yuen WH6GS. You can read the Newsletter on line and refer your out of town friends to the Web Page for information. You'll find it at http://home.hawaii.rr.com/jy/ham/harc.html Thanks a lot Jim. I continue to receive telephone calls from people interested in becoming ham radio operators, or interested in HARC since the HARC information was posted on the ARRL page (http://www.pdarrl.org) which has a link to the page Jim put together.

Did you manage to attend the October hamfest, swapmeet at the Alva Scott Elementary School? It was primarily due to the effort of Warren Monroe KH6WM and the KARC. Next year HARC should participate in the event.

Don't forget, if you want to attend a monthly radio club meeting, (in addition to HARC bi-monthly) visit KARC.

The KARC, Koolau Amateur Radio Club. They meet every month on the 2nd Saturday in the visitor center of the Botanic Garden. (From H3 get on Likelike Hwy #63 North toward Kaneohe, look for the signs to Botanical Garden-it's the 2nd right When you see the KH6BZF tower and antennas, turn right and go to the end…..or keep following the signs to Botanical Garden.)

Their meetings start at 9:30 and last until noon, with coffee to keep you alert. It is a very friendly and social group. I recommend a visit to their meeting. A W5YI VE testing session follows the meeting for those desiring to upgrade their licenses. KARC has a newsletter and a WebPage. The easiest way to find a club is to use the link on http://www.pdarrl.org .

Battleship Missouri Amateur Radio Club

Status. I managed to obtain permission to form the radio club. I am in the process of submitting the FCC forms for a Club Station License. (When we have the random callsign we will apply for a vanity call more closely tied to the ship.)

I have visited the Main Radio room and looked over the antennas still on the ship. The room is a few months from ready for visitors, with deck vinyl being laid. We have two TS-450S donated by the Navy League of the U.S. ready to operate. Navy MARS is providing RG-213 and a VHF station. We need vintage equipment to give visitors a feeling of "real" Navy BB radio room, and we need to get some HF antennas working.

73 John K1ER


Brad Wyatt Pacific Division ARRL Director

Hi to all the HARC members. Sorry I cannot be at an HARC meeting in person to deliver this current information, but here is information by remote control. My planned November 1999 trip had to be cancelled due to my wife's illness.

In my view, these are the key items of current interest to the Pacific Section --- nearly unchanged in 3 months --

1. It has now been officially announced in W1AW bulletins that I am retiring on Dec. 31, 1999 as Pacific Division Director; that Jim Maxwell, W6CF, currently Vice Director, will be the new Director Jan. 1, 2000; that there are 3 running for Vice Director - John Ronan, K3ZJJ; Jettie Hill, W6RFF; Bob Vallio, W6RGG. Results of the election should be known very soon.

2. Enforcement continues in the Pacific Division with additional license retesting letters, warning letters on jamming and on multiple calls, issued by FCC/CIB (Hollingsworth) in the last few weeks.

3. The FCC's Universal Licensing System (ULS) continues to struggle. You can register and submit changes to your license on line currently, but it is awkward. ULS has processed some more new licenses, but not all; few vanity calls have been issued; the output to the various servers (QRZ.com....) for new licenses and licensees has resumed. FCC/WTB keeps saying it will get better. They are working to make ULS accessible from the Internet, not merely by direct dial into the FCC computer.

4. License Restructuring progress in FCC/WTB continues to be slow. I understand that the draft Report and Order has been written, but now awaits the review process. There appear to be 4 levels of review before it can be released. Obviously, the current content is unknown outside a very closed circle inside FCC/WTB. The timing of release is unknown, but clearly not imminent -- it may be many months yet. I will keep you all posted. Thanks for your support these last several years as Director. Please continue to support Jim Maxwell.

73, Brad Wyatt K6WR


Breakfast and ham topics. Discuss what you like.

Gathering of Hams, about a dozen


Treasurer Phil Preece NH6SA
Secretary How About YOU
Francis Blatt KH6KH
Ted Chernin KH6GI
Peter Demmer KH6CTQ
Lee Wical KH6BZF


  2000 Renewal Notice Form

If we have your address correct on the mailing label on the other side of this page, then you only need to check the box if you're an ARRL member, and mail a $15.00 check to HARC.

If your address has changed please complete the form:

ARRL Member? o Yes o Life o No.

Dues for 2000 are due soon and remain $15
Mail to:
Phil Preece NH6SA
HARC Treasurer
2049 St Louis Drive
Honolulu, HI 96816


What do YOU want HARC to do?

What would YOU like to do in HARC?

I need material for this Newsletter. Do you want me to copy material from the Pacific Division ARRL Newsletter? ARRL Bulletins? Why don't YOU write something and send it?

A representative listing of recent reports on Amateur Radio enforcement-related actions from the files of the FCC Compliance and Information Bureau:

NOTE: Issuance by the FCC of a Warning Notice indicates that the FCC has what it believes to be reliable evidence of possible rules infractions and not necessarily that the recipient has violated FCC rules. The FCC has the authority, pursuant to §97.519(d)(2) of the rules to readminister any examination element previously administered by a volunteer examiner. This Enforcement Log is representative of recent Warning Notices, Notices of Violation, calls for retesting, and other FCC communications to licensees involving possible serious rules violations. It is not a comprehensive listing.

BOCA RATON, FL: The FCC sent a Warning Notice October 22, 1999, to Technician licensee Anthony J. Lomenzo, KD4DVW, citing evidence that the licensee had been "deliberately and maliciously interfering with repeater operations" in his area. "This interference has occurred at various times in the past year and includes obscenity, profanity and one-way broadcasting," said a letter from FCC Legal Adviser for Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth. The FCC identified the repeaters as N4MOT on 147.225 MHz and WB4QNX on 145.29 MHz. Hollingsworth requested that Lomenzo contact him to discuss the allegation

CINCINNATI, OH: The FCC requested October 28, 1999, that Stuart L. Linder, N8WLY, retake his Technician class amateur examinations under the supervision of an ARRL-VEC team. Linder must appear for retesting by November 30, 1999, or his license will be cancelled.

COVINA, CA [UPDATE]: Following up on a September 15 inquiry, the FCC wrote Technician licensee Thomas R. Reynolds, KF6UJP, October 25 to cancel four club station call signs granted in the last six months for which he is the responsible party. FCC Legal Adviser for Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth said Reynolds failed to respond to the September 15 request to provide satisfactory justification for the call signs within 30 days.

DAMASCUS, MD: The FCC sent an Advisory Notice October 26, 1999, to Technician Plus licensee Robert A. Lutz, W2BZR, reminding him of the power limitations that apply to Tech Plus licensees under §97.313 of the FCC's rules. That section says, in part, that no station may transmit with a power exceeding 200 W PEP on the 80, 40, and 15-meter Novice/Tech Plus subbands; on the segment 28.1 to 28.5 MHz when the control operator is a Novice or Technician; and on the entire 30-meter band.

LA CRESCENTA, CA: The FCC requested October 26, 1999, that Norman C. Ball, KE6VWN, retake his Technician class amateur examinations under the supervision of the FCC. Ball must appear for retesting by November 30, 1999, or his license will be cancelled.

PLANO, TX: The FCC sent a Warning Notice October 28, 1999, to General licensee James R. Mason, K5DWO, citing evidence that the licensee had been "deliberately and maliciously interfering with repeater operations" in the McKinney, Texas, area. "This interference has occurred at various times in the past year and includes obscenity, profanity and one-way broadcasting," said a letter from FCC Legal Adviser for Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth. The FCC identified the repeater as W5MRC in McKinney. Hollingsworth requested that Mason contact him to discuss the allegations.

ROLLING HILLS ESTATE, CA [UPDATE]: Following up on a July 28 inquiry concerning two club station call signs in the name of the Ortega Wireless League, the FCC wrote Extra licensee Denis B. Munier, KC7E, on October 28, to cancel club station call sign WR6J. The FCC specifically had requested information regarding K6HF and WR6J and noted that that "the Ortega entity has least 10 other club call signs" (for which James H. Roach, KD6VWK, is the responsible party; see below--Ed). The FCC had requested that Munier provide justification in writing for the club station call signs "in view of the other club call signs held by Ortega." The FCC said it had reviewed Munier's response and "pursuant to your response, we have cancelled WR6J." (You'll find even more on the ARRL Member's only webpage.)



Shortie Cagalawan NH6UW Skywarn h 540-6888

Joe Esprecion WH6CYB REACT
h 836-1627 bigjoe1058@aol.com

Fred Fortin KH7CR ARES/Red Cross
h 531-4046 ffortin@hmsa.com

Ron Hashiro AH6RH State RACES
h 533-7530 rhashiro@gte.net

Charlie Lum Kee KH6AB HealthComm
h 373-3932 clumkee@usa.net

Mike Wiley WH7T SATERN
h 941-2794 mwiley@lava.net

Bev Yuen AH6NF Oahu RACES
h 262-2845 bevyuen@hawaii.rr.com

Call Mike if you have a question or want to get involved. You may want to save this list of Email and phone numbers so you have it when the next storm hits Hawaii.


HARC, John D. Peters K1ER k1er@arrl.net.
98-1547 Akaaka Street
Aiea, HI 96701-3051

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