Big Island ARRL News, 02 October 2016, Post #14


Here’s the latest update on the 12 November 2016 Big Island Hamfest.

Press Release:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest.

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaii.

There will be a $10.00 donation per table per seller.

A $5.00 donation per attendee at time of registration.


8:00 a.m.-breakfast at Hawaiian Style Cafe.

9:00 a.m.-vendor setup.

9:30 a.m.-Doors open to the public.  Be sure to get your raffle tickets for the “Big ticket items.”

12:00 p.m.-Setup for VE testing.  Guest speakers-Presentations in adjoining room.

1:00  p.m.-VE testing (a good time to upgrade your license).

2:00 p.m.-Event comes to a close.

Guest Speakers this year:

Joe Speroni, AH0A, is the ARRL Pacific Section Manager.  He will give a talk entitled “The ARRL in Hawaii, a Status Report.”  He will discuss current cabinet appointees, the two new Hawaii Web sites, overview of the training session he attended in Newington, CT, and some comments about the Pacificon.  This is a good opportunity to meet and greet our new Section Manager.

Russ Roberts, KH6JRM, is the ARRL Public Information Coordinator for Hawaii County in the Pacific Section.  He will explain what he is doing with information received from hams on the island and encourage us all to provide newsworthy items to the ARRL public information office.

Persons desiring to test for initial license or upgrade are asked to please bring a current driver’s  license or passport, a copy of their current FCC license or CSCE if applicable, and $15.00 in exact change (ARRL  fee for 2015).  Any questions, please call Joe Crable, the ARRL VE Liason at 808-987-1440 before the test date.

There will be qsl card checking and surprise giveaways throughout the day.  Please note:  This is a non-commercial event that promotes the trading of equipment and information between hams and the general public and promotes the open exchange of exploring Ham Radio as a hobby.

Talk in on the 146.940 MHz Maui Repeater and the 443.650 MHz (110 Hz tone) Kona Repeater.  This is a coordinated event of the Waimea and Kona Radio clubs.  This is an island wide event, so be sure to tell all of your radio friends. See you there!

For more information, contact Steve Milner–

If you have Amateur Radio-related news for Hawaii Island, please send it to:

Aloha es 73 de,

Russell Roberts, KH6JRM

ARRL Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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