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BIG ISLAND ARRL NEWS, 27 October 2016, 04:45 hrs, UTC.

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Reporter:  Steve Milner (WH6N).

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The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet and Ham Fest will be held on Saturday, 12 November 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).

There will be a $10.00 donation per table per seller and a $5.00 donation per attendee at the time of registration.

Guest speakers this year include Russ Roberts (KH6JRM), the ARRL Public Information Coordinator for Hawaii County in the Pacific Section, and Joe Speroni (AH0A), the ARRL Pacific Section Manager.

VE testing for all levels of Amateur Radio licenses will be available, starting at 1:00 p.m.

There will be QSL card checking and surprise giveaways throughout the day.  The Grand Prize this year is an Acu-rite Professional Weather Center.

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

ARRL Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Russ Roberts

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.