Big Island ARRL News, 19 December 2017, 1520 UTC, Post #402.


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Final planning for the $400,000 DXpedition to Baker and Howland Islands is underway.  The KH1/KH7Z operation is set for June 2018.

According to the Dateline DX Association, the DXpedition to this rare set of islands will be expensive and challenging:

“This is the first DXpedition to Baker and Howland Islands since 2002. The FWS ruling that allowed this trip prevents another DXpedition for 10 years. Please help make this happen by donating at our website
A 50% deposit on our vessel is due December 31, 2017, so we have an immediate need for our 2017 fundraising.”

The article provides several links to the operation.

Upcoming event for Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest is coming to the Waimea Community Center on Saturday, 13 January 2018.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio club and will feature a ham radio equipment swap meet, guest speakers, and VE testing for amateur radio licenses. Talk-in will be on 147.32 MHz.  For more information, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section