Big Island International Swap Meet/Ham Fest


The Big Island International Swap Meet/Ham Fest returns to the Waimea Community Center on Saturday, 25 January 2020.

Thanks to Steve Millner (AH6HN) for the information

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Steve Milner <> Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 2:08 PM
To: Steve Milner <>
The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet / Ham Fest

The Big Island of Hawaii International Swap meet will be Saturday January 25, 2020 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.

There will be a $5.00 donation per attendee at time of registration.

One raffle ticket included with registration.  Additional tickets $1.00.



8:00 am – breakfast at Hawaiian Style Cafe

9:00 am – vendor setup

9:30 am – Doors open to public. Be sure to get your raffle tickets for the “Big ticket items”

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – EMCOMM forum – Presentations in adjoining room.

12:00 pm – Swap meet closes

1:00 pm – VE testing (a good time to upgrade your license)

2:00 pm – Event comes to a close


Guest Speakers this year:

This year we are again planning to have a forum about emergency communications on Hawaii Island.  The discussions last year were very fruitful and led to further discussions and planning throughout the year.  We will have moderated 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 and others interested in emergency communications are invited.



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 2020).  Any questions, please call Steve Milner, ARRL VE at 808-938-8437 before the test date.



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.


For more information contact: Steve Milner –


See you there!

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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