Ham Radio

Mayday call off Mexico picked up in Hawaii

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Big Island Hawaii, Coast Guard, Ham Radio, KH6RC, Leilani Bed and Breakfast, man and dog rescue, March 21, rescue, sailboat | 0 comments

Mayday call off Mexico picked up in Hawaii

Sometimes being in the right place at the right time can make a huge impact. Randy was listening on the maritime net March 21st, and heard a mayday call. A boat in distress off the coast of Mexico, approximately 120 miles west of Ensenada was putting out a mayday call. Due to vessel problems his signal was very weak, and Randy – KH6RC – from his ham radio station here at Leilani Bed and Breakfast on the Big Island Hawaii, was the only person who was able to pick up the weak mayday call from the sailboat. Rex – KC5AGO , in Stonewall, Texas, was able to hear Randy’s...

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Rare DX Station

Posted by on Dec 19, 2007 in Big Island, DX Radio, Ham Radio, Hawaii | 0 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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