KH6 – Ocean View, Hawaii

Dates: 23 to 30 November 2011

Callsign: KH6/WJ2O

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Operation from KH6/WJ2O in Hawaii.

My wife and I enjoyed a beautiful stay on two different islands in Hawaii.
Here I am at the controls of KH6RC’s ham station.
More information can be found about this location at The Leilani Bed & Breakfast.


Leilani Bed & Breakfast


Our mainstay at the island for the KH6/WJ2O DXp operation in Hawaii.

From the road (Leilani Parkway)

  
Lelani bed and breakfast front entracne for the KH6/WJ2O DXp operation in Hawaii.

Front entrance

Randy, KH6RC and his XYL, Lynn were aour hosts for the KH6/WJ2O DXp operation in Hawaii.

Our hosts
Randy, KH6RC and Lynn made our visit quite enjoyable.

  
Chris in Hawaii for the KH6/WJ2O DXp operation in Hawaii.

XYL , Chris at breakfast.


Southernmost Point


Southernmost point if the USA in Hawaii.

  
Sothernmost point of all United States.

At the moment this shot was taken everybody in the United States was North of us.

Dave photo in hawaii for the KH6/WJ2O DXp operation in Hawaii.

My usual self.. just goofing around.


Ham Shack


KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

Ham Shack with mobile parked underneath.

Operating position for KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

Operating position.

Four square antenna on 40 meters for the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

Four square on 40 mts

  
SteppIR antenna for the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

SteppIR Yagi

StepIR verticl on the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

Rooftops. Another shot of the tower and rooftops with the SteppIR Vertical in the background.

  

Volcano National Park


Chirs my XYL accompanied me for the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

Chris vs. The Volcano
The park is about 50 miles from the B&B. With many wonderful sights in between.

Rare vegetation in Hawaii for a radio ham dxpedition.

Rare type of vegetation

Kona terminal in Hawaii.

After a week on The Big Island we are heading back to Oahu. The Terminal Gates are all outside.

  

Hilton Hawaiian Village


Hotel lobby in Hawaii for the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

The lobby. Checking in for our room. Going to spend the next 6 days here at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.

Hotel view for the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

Ocean and beach. The view from the 12th floor.

Balcony view of the beach in Hawaii for the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

Balcony view.

Koi fish pond n Hawaii for the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

Koi fish pond
Well stocked and colorful

Ukulele shop in Hawaii for the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

Ukulele shop. Many small specialty shops around.

Mountains for the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

In the morning the clouds are into the mountains

Ciity of Waikiki in Hawaii.

City scape
Waikiki is a large city

Beer drinking in Waikiki in Hawaii.

At the poolside. I’m not sure what time it was but I think it’s near Beer Thirty.

AI2N room tampering for the KH6/WJ2O ham radio dxpedition to Hawaii.

I couldn’t resist doctoring this room number for my ham friend AI2N.

  

Pearl Harbor


Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Band playing at the entrance.

Submarine memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Submarine memorial.
A separate stone has been placed for every submarine lost at sea during WWII.

USS Bowfin in Pearl Harbor , Hawaii.

USS Bowfin

Submarine deck in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

On the deck.

Going below deck of a submarin in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Down we go.

Torpedo room in Pearl Harbor submarine, in Hawaii.

Torpedo room.

Captains submarine quarters in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Captain´s quarters.

Officer bunk in Pearl Harbor submarine in Hawaii.

Officer´s bunks.

Officer mess hall in a submarine in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Officers Mess Hall.

Xyl , Chris in sumbmarine in Pearl Harbor.

Bridge.
My XYL, Chris is taking her for a spin.

Submarin canon in Pearl Harbor submarine, Hawaii, USA.

On deck cannon

Crew bunks in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Crew bunks.

Crew mess hall in Perl Harbor submarine, Hawaii, USA.

Crew mess hall.

Submarine engine room in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Engine room. One of two engines on this sub

Submarine radio receiver in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Receiver

Radio room in Pearl Harbor submarine.

Radio Room.

Ford Island Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

Battleship row at Ford Island. USS Missouri to the left with the sunken USS Arizona on the right.

  
Approaching the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Approaching the Arizona Memorial

Underwater gun turret in Pearl harbor , Hawaii.

The #1 gun turret. It sticks above water with most of the ship remains below

Oil in water in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Oil still seeps from the battleship.

Arizona memorial in Peeral Harbor, Hawaii.

Inside the memorial

Memorial wall at the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Memorial Wall. The names of the sailors are on the wall at the end of the memorial

Flag waving at the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The flag still waves.

USS Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

USS Missouri Memorial

in the flight home from Hawaii.

Airplane mode.
Dead tired and heading for home.

KH6/WJ2O QSL Card Front

KH6/WJ2O qsl card front form Hawaii DXp operation.

KH6/WJ2O QSL Card Back

KH6/WJ2O qsl card back form Hawaii DXp operation

QSL By
QSL Shop

There are no special requirements for licensing provided you have a valid US operating license. 

Trip Statics Report

CQ World-Wide CW operating conditions as KH6/WJ2O in Hawaii.

Equipment:
Icom 756 Pro III
(I forgot the name) Amplifier
SteppIR Yagi
Four square on 40
SteppIR Vertical for 80

2011 CQ World-Wide CW Contest Award opeerating as KH6/WJ2O in Hawaii.

Kona, airport, KH6/WJ2O, Hawaii, Ocean view, Leilani Bed & Breakfast, KH6RC, USS Mssouri, USS Arizona, Antenna Controller, MFJ 1979 Telescoping Whip, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities, qso, qsl, Steppir, hex beam

At Kona Airport lots of people have written terms of endearment using white rocks against the black lava rock. You can see them as you come into land.