ARRL News-Features,08-09 Jan 2019


Welcome to the Tuesday evening update from “Big Island ARRL News.”  Views expressed in this amateur radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Included in this post are the latest ARRL news and upcoming Hawaii Island amateur/ham radio events.  Here are the details:

Accessed on 09 January 2019, 0546 UTC, Post 828.


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Hawaii Island Amateur/Radio news and events:

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest is set for Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  Doors open to the public at 0930 HST.  The event ends after VE testing for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses (sometime after 1400 HST).  The venue includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum and VE testing. For more information, please contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

The Puna Emergency Radio Club provides communications for the annual Big Island International Marathon in Hilo.  This year, the marathon will be held on Sunday, 17 March 2019, beginning at 0500 HST.  Hawaii Island radio amateurs are invited to provide communications support to this local event.  According to comms coordinator Sean Fendt (KH6SF), the race is “a prime opportunity to practice in-the-field-radio skills, learn new operating techniques and network with fellow hams and others who help with the marathon…”  Contact Sean at

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and events, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section




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