The Maui Amateur Radio Club recently honored Mel Fukunaga, KH6Y, for his long-term dedication to amateur radio licensing on Maui. The Federal Communications Commission issues amateur (ham) radio licenses, however since 1982 the FCC has authorized private organizations to administer the exams.
Since 1982, Fukunaga has been in charge of the Volunteer Examiners on Maui and on Dec. 2 he administered his 100th exam session. Fukunaga and the club give exams three times a year: April, August and December.
For more information about getting an amateur radio license, visit www.kh6rs.org.
Fukunaga was also for many years the amateur radio emergency communications lead on Maui until he retired from that position at the start of 2017. He organized and trained the ham volunteers, who are prepared to help with emergency communications in the event of a failure of other links such as landlines, cellphones and the internet.
Fukunaga has spent countless hours in the back room of the Civil Defense Emergency Operations center passing messages during drills and activations and was prepared to provide emergency communications between Maui and Oahu if necessary.
Amateur radio is the only communication method that does not depend on external infrastructure such as undersea cables, microwave links or satellites.
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa had a direct link from their hospital room to Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the North Pole on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, than... Read more
Jim W6LG discusses DXing and gives a couple of resources for the new DXer. Read more
FlexRadio Systems announces the release of SmartSDR for iOS v2.1.0 is now available for download or update from the Apple App Store. This App requires a FlexRadio Systems FLEX-6000 Signature Series Software Defined Radio (SDR) Device. Howev... Read more
Here is a brand new device for your digital radio pleasure. The Nano-Spot from Micro-Node.com features all 4 modes, Wifi and a “set it and forget it” style operation. Comes preassembled, preloaded and working in minutes. NANO-SP... Read more
Wouxun mobile radios are known for delivering good performance at a fair price. Two models in particular stand out in this category, the popular UHF/VHF dual band KG-UV920P-A and its powerful quad band cousin, the KG-UV950P. A little while... Read more