Big Island Hamfest rescheduled


Big Island ARRL News, 30 October 2017, 0600 UTC, Post #355.


E-mail from Steve Miller (AH6M).

Accessed on 30 October 2017, 0600 UTC.


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

Here’s the complete text of Steve’s message:

The Big Island Hamfest WILL NOT BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017 as announced.




I regret if this has caused any inconvenience.  Scheduling conflicts and construction work at the Waimea Park have forced us to reschedule.  Please note that this new date is tentative and will be confirmed shortly with a new announcement.




The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet / Ham Fest

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet will be Saturday January 13, 2018 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.



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”

12:00pm – 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:


(None scheduled as of yet)


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).

There will be 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 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 an Island wide event, be sure to tell all your radio friends.

See you there!


For more information contact: Steve Milner –


I will update this message as needed.  Once I get a final copy of this announcement, I’ll prepare a press release for our local media.

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Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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