DX Radio

Rare DX Station

Posted by on Dec 19, 2007 in Big Island, DX Radio, Ham Radio, Hawaii | 2 comments

Around 5:30 pm Thursday November 29th, Randy was on the ham radio, finishing up with the nightly role call on the pacific seafarers net. This amateur radio net caters to boats cruising near the Big Island or underway in the Pacific Ocean. Wile making the final call for vessels to join the role call he received a radio contact from a call sign that was very unfamiliar. The call sign, XU7ACQ, belongs to operator John transmitting from his station in Cambodia. Although the distance between his QTH (location) and our bed and breakfast in Hawaii (we’re located between Kona and Hilo) is not...

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Thanksgiving in Paradise

Posted by on Nov 21, 2007 in Bed and Breakfast Thanksgiving, Big Island, DX Radio, Hawaii, Hilo, Kona, Pacific Seafarers Net, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

We at the Leilani Bed & Breakfast are preparing to have a traditional gathering around the dinner table with our friends. So what is Thanksgiving in paradise like? Our menu is going to be pretty traditional, with a little contemporary touch of tropical fruits. But what we find different here is that so many open their homes to those who might otherwise be alone. We have invited some world cruisers who have just sailed to the Big Island of Hawaii, finding safe anchorage for the storm season. Randy plays an important role as one of the net control operators for the Pacific Seafarers Net...

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