New series of Technician License prep classes to be offered around Hawaii Island


Big Island ARRL News, 02 January 2018, 2115 UTC, Post #413.


January 2018 BIARC Newsletter.

Please click link to access the current BIARC Newsletter, which contains updated information on a series of activities and events for Hawaii Island radio amateurs.


Amateur Radio Clubs on Hawaii Island will have a busy year ahead of them.  Among the activities are:

A new series of Technician License prep classes to be offered around the island.

Thanks to  Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) for this information:

New series of Technician
License prep classes to be
offered around the island
Free Tech Classes
Hilo ­ Aupuni Conference Room:
February 15, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 1, 2018
March 8, 2018
March 15, 2018
March 22, 2018 (Exam)
Kona – West Hawaii Civic Center:
March 22, 2018
March 29, 2018
April 5, 2018
April 12, 2018
April 19, 2018
April 26, 2018 (Exam)
Ocean View – Hove Community Center
May 3, 2018
May 10, 2018
May 17, 2018
May 24, 2018
May 31, 2018
June 7, 2018 (Exam)
Kea’au – Kea’au Community Center
November 1, 2018
November 8, 2018
November 15, 2018
November 29, 2018
December 6, 2018
December 13, 2018 (Exam)
Contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at or Ph. 985­9362
Note: Test fee of $15 (in exact cash) due
at time of each exam.

Please pass along this information to anyone interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator.


Become a member of Hawaii County’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).  A new CERT Training Course will be held at Hilo’s Aupuni Conference Room, from 0830 to 1630 HST, on the following Saturdays:

20 January, 27 January, 03 February, and 10 February 2018.  The four-part CERT program “will provide you with knowledge and skills to prepare for and properly respond to an emergency impacting yourself, your family, and your community.”  To reserve your space, please go to Eventbrite  (

Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest.

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 equipment swap meet, guest speakers, an informal Big Island Amateur Radio Club meeting, and a VE testing session.  Doors open to the public at 0930, with VE testing scheduled for 1300 UTC.  Admission is $10.00 for vendors and $5.00 for the general public.  Talk-In on 147.32 MHz.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N)–

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

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.

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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