Ham Radio Class in Manoa Valley

This FREE class covers the study for Ham Radio license, taking the license (optional) and hands-on practice with Ham Radio gear (optional). Students will need to purchase the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual Third Edition before the class. The test session on October 12, 2017 is $15. So your investment would be the License Manual (cost will vary depending where you look which is approximately $30) and the test fee if you choose to take the exam. Morse Code is no longer required. Contact Glenn Otaguro (glenn.otaguro@gmail.com) to sign up for the class—include your name, email address, and phone number.

LOCATION: Manoa Innovation Center (2800 Woodlawn Drive)

DATES, TIMES & LOCATIONS:

Thursday, September 7th, 7 to 9 PM Ideation Room
Thursday, September 14th, 7 to 9 PM Board Room
Thursday, September 21th, 7 to 9 PM Board Room
Thursday, September 28th, 7 to 9 PM Ideation Room
Thursday, October 5th, 7 to 9 PM Board Room
Thursday, October 12th, 7 to 9 PM* Board Room
Thursday, October 19th, 7 to 9 PM** Board Room

* October 12th is the optional License test ($15)
** October 19th is the optional Hands-on with Ham Radio equipment

CERT trained volunteers with Ham Radio licenses could qualify to receive a Ham Radio equipment loan from the DEM. However, for BRM CERT volunteers, you will be required to participate in BRM events and exercises relating to Ham Radios. Additionally, you will be required to take on comm shifts during BRM disaster responses.

Space for the Ham Radio class is limited to 20 students. Ham Radio licenses are good for 10 years. Mahalo Nui Loa to EARC for providing the instructors for this FREE class. Big thanks to Be Ready Manoa for organizing this effort to train CERT volunteers to operate Ham Radios during emergencies. Big Thanks to Manoa Innovation Center for allowing us to use their facilities for such a valuable event.




Upcoming Events – Summer and Fall 2017

Windward CERT ‘Round Robin’
August 26, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Kaneohe LDS Church, 46-117 Halaulani St.,
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Manoa CERT Battery Harlow Exercise (Diamond Head)
September 2, show up at 7:15 am, should end around 1:00 pm

Manoa CERT Graduation Celebration (Potluck)
September 2, 5:00 pm
U.H. Manoa College Hill, 2230 Kamehameha Ave

Ewa Beach Preparedness Fair
September 9, 8:00-10:30 & 10:30-1:00 (two shifts)
Ewa Makai Middle School, 91-6291 Kapolei Parkway
 
Kailua CERT Exercise
September 23, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Kailua High School ROTC Building



November HHARP

The next Hawaii Hazard Awareness Resilience Program (HHARP) is scheduled for November 16 at 6:00 pm in the Japanese Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Rd. The date has been changed from the normal fourth Wednesday to the third Wednesday due to the proximity of Thanksgiving. There will not be a HHARP session in December.

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September HHARP

The next Hawaii Hazard Awareness Resilience Program (HHARP) is scheduled for September 28 at 6:00 pm in the Japanese Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Rd.

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Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program (HHARP)

During 2016 Be Ready Manoa will sponsoring a series of seminars to help Manoa prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis. The official purpose of HHARP is as follows:

The aim of the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program (HHARP) is to help communities prepare to be self-reliant during and after natural hazard events, improve their ability to take care of their own needs, and reduce the negative impacts of disasters.

HHARP can enhance community resilience through education and outreach sessions that build awareness and understanding of hazard mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. State and county emergency management agencies have partnered to administer HHARP in support of community leaders willing to implement the program.

These seminars will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month beginning on March 23 at the Manoa Library from 6:00 PM TO 7:30 pm. There will be featured speakers from the National Weather Service, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, the Department of Emergency Management (City) and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (State).

A tentative schedule (as of 8/26/2016) for HHARP sessions in the remainder of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 is shown below. At the conclusion of these sessions we expect that the State will certify Manoa as an all hazards resilient community.

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