Hawaii Island Amateur Radio events


Accessed on 26 March 2018, 1558 UTC, Post #506.


Big Island Amateur Radio Club Newsletter, March 2018 edition.


Here are some of event that may interest Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

HPP Radio Day.

Everyone is invited to the HPP Radio Day on Saturday, 28 April 2018, 0900-1600 HST, at the Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center, 17th and Maku’u Drive in the Puna District.  According to coordinator Mike Stratton (KH6PAC), “We want to let everyone know that the event is open to all hams, especially the newest ham operators…Out plan is to have several different radio set up…There will be lots of activities and demonstrations.”

Participants in the all-day event include the HPP Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the HPP Emergency Radio Team from ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), and the Puna Emergency Radio Club.

Mike adds that “K0BAD … will do a digital radio setup; KH6SF will do packet; WH6LU will do DX…We will also have a 2-meter set up, and are hoping to have someone doing CW and HF.”  For details, contact Mike at

BIARC Email Listserve.

You still have time to sign up for the Big Island Amateur Radio Club’s (BIARC) QTH.NET Email Listserve.  According to coordinator Les Hittner (K0BAD), “The main advantage of using such a listserve is that you do not hove to individually maintain a list of club-member email addresses in order to enter into important conversations related to club operations.”  Les adds that “The listserve provides a secure means of sending club email.”  If you want to join the expanding listserve, please send Les an email at

Technician License prep classes.

The second phase of the free Technician License prep classes is underway at Kona’s West Hawaii Civic Center.  Round 3 of the Technician License prep program begins 03 May 2018 at the HOVE Community Center  in Ocean View.  For more information, please contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at

“What is Ham Radio?” presentation set for the Laupahoehoe Public Library.

I will be giving a free presentation about Amateur/Ham Radio at the Laupahoehoe Community Public Library on Monday, 16 April 2018, from 1800 to 1900 HST.  I’ll be showing a few videos, several pieces of equipment, some reference materials, and explaining how to get an Amateur/Ham Radio License.  I’ll also show how Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio operators support Hawaii County, the American Red Cross, and the federal government during times of emergency.

General Comments:

For the latest Amateur/Ham 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/Ham 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



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