Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mauna Loa Beacons May Stay On the Air

Mauna Loa may remain home to several ham radio beacons.
(USGS photo)
The VHF and UHF beacons on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano that alerted US West Coast hams to band openings may be able to stay on the air, despite the recent passing of their owner, Paul Lieb, KH6HME. Newsline reports that the beacons share space with Hawaii Public Radio and other amateur gear. It quotes the site manager as saying the beacons are welcome to stay as long as the ham club already operating at the mountainside location takes over their operation and maintenance.