Update: Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest – Hawaii ARRL Web Site – Yahoo Mail


The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet / Ham Fest. The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet will be Saturday November 12th, 2016 at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela). There will be a 10.00 donation per table per seller.  A 5.00 donation per attendee at time of registration. Schedule:  8:00am – breakfast at Hawaiian Style Cafe 9:00am – vendor setup 9:30am – Doors open to public. Be sure to get your raffle tickets for the “Big ticket items”12:00 pm – Guest speakers – Presentations in adjoining room.1:00pm – VE testing (a good time to upgrade your license) 2:00pm – Event comes to a close Guest Speakers this year: Russ Roberts, KH6JRM, is the ARRL Public Information Coordinator for Hawaii County in the Pacific Section.  He will give a talk on the importance of public relations to the community.  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 (PIO). 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, and some comments about the Pacificon.  This is a good opportunity to meet and greet our new Section Manager. We will also present a video of a talk given by Laura Smith of the FCC Enforcement Bureau.  This talk was given at this years’ Pacificon.  She has returned to her position in Amateur Radio Enforcement after two years on assignment and used the meeting to announce changes coming in relations between the FCC and the ARRL. Persons desiring to test for initial license or upgrade are asked to please bring a current drivers’ license or passport, a copy of their current FCC license or CSCE if applicable, and $15.00 in exact change (ARRL fee for 2016).  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.  The Grand Prize this year is an Acu-rite Professional Weather Center. Please note: This is a non-commercial event that promotes the trading of equipment and information between hams and the general public and to promote the open exchange of exploring Ham radio as a hobby. Talk in 146.940 Maui Repeater, 147.32 Waimea, and 443.650 (100 Hz tone) Kona. This is a coordinated event of the Waimea and Kona Radio clubs. This is an Island wide event; be sure to tell all your radio friends.  See you there! For more information contact: Steve Milner –

BIG ISLAND ARRL NEWS, 10 November 2016, 01:15 hrs, UTC, Post #37.

Source: Update: Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest – Hawaii ARRL Web Site – Yahoo Mail (

Accessed on 10 November 2016, 01:15 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Steve Milner (WH6N).


Here is the current update on The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest set for Saturday, 12 November 2016, at the Waimea Community Center in Kamuela, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway. I’ve already notified “West Hawaii Today” and the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.”  Pacific Media Group (KKBG-FM, Native-FM, ESPN Radio 850/790 kHz, and KAPA-FM) has been airing public service announcements since late October 2016.

If you need more information on the event, please email Steve Milner:

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Aloha es 73 de,

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

ARRL Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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