Accessed on 21 November 2018, 0540 UTC, Post 775.


Email message from Steve Miller (WH6N) and the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club.


The Original Big Island International Swap Meet/Hamfest returns to the Waimea Community Center (Hawaii Island) on Saturday, 02 February 2019.  Here’s a brief outline of the events scheduled for that day:

On 11/20/18, Steve Milner <> wrote:
>> The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet / Ham Fest
>> The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet will be Saturday
>> February
>> 2nd, 2019 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.
>> Schedule:
>> 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”
>> 10:30 am – 11:30 am – EMCOMM forum – Presentations in adjoining room.
>> 12:00pm – Swap meet closes
>> 1:00pm – VE testing (a good time to upgrade your license)
>> 2:00pm – Event comes to a close
>> Guest Speakers this year:
>> This year we are planning to have a forum about emergency communications
>> on
>> Hawaii Island.  We will have guest speakers and  round table discussions.
>> Among the topics for discussion: Exercise planning, community
>> relationships,
>> digital formats, repeater systems, and how better to organize our island
>> communication resources.  All Hams interested in emergency communications
>> are invited.
>> Testing:
>> 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
>> 2018).  Any questions, please call Steve Milner, ARRL VE  at 808-938-8437
>> before the test date.
>> Information:
>> 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 event sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club (KHRC).
>> This is an Island wide event, be sure to tell all your radio friends.
>> See you there!
>> For more information contact: Steve Milner –

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