December 2017 BIARC Newsletter

Accessed on 04 December 2017, 0410 UTC, Post #389.

Editor:  Leigh Critchlow.

Please click link to download the December 2017 BIARC Newsletter.


In this edition of Big Island ARRL News, we feature the December 2017 Newsletter from the Big Island Amateur Radio Club.

Here are the main topics discussed in the current newsletter:

Annual Christmas Party.  The BIARC Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, 09 December 2017, 2 p.m., at the Keaau Community Center.

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest will be held on Saturday, 13 January 2018, at the Waimea Community Center, 65-1260 Kawaihae Road in Kamuela.  Following breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Hawaiian Style Cafe, vendors will set up their displays at 9 a.m.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m.  VE testing will begin at 1 p.m. For details, contact Steve Milner ( at 808-938-8437.

The BIARC will begin using an email list serve to facilitate club communications.  If you want to join the list serve, please contact Leslie Hittner (K0BAD) at

John Buck (KH7T) lists places where you can recycle your electronic and digital devices.

The ARRL will allow 630- and 2200-meter bands to be a part of the ARRL International Grid Chase on 01 January 2018.

The current issue of “The ARRL Letter.”

NASA On The Air kicks off on 11 December 2017.

The 10-10 Connection with Irene Kubica (NH7PE).

For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section