Tag Archives: Waimea Community Center

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest


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

Source:

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

Comment:

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 <smilner@keck.hawaii.edu> 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 – wh6n@arrl.net


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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM0

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Holiday Greetings from KH6JRM


Big Island ARRL News, 25 December 2017, 0610 UTC, Post #403.

Subject:  Holiday musings from Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Christians around the world are celebrating Christmas from the bombed out ruins of Northern Iraq to the isolated valleys of West Virginia.  Although Orthodox Christians will observe the holiday in early January 2018, the feeling of goodwill is temporarily displacing the usual mix of saber rattling and political rhetoric.  All of us surely deserve a break from the bravado and boasting which has marked 2017.  Let’s hope cooler heads will prevail in 2018.

In keeping with the spirit of the season, I offer three holiday observations from radio amateurs across the USA.

The Gift by Larry Makoski (W2LJ)–https://w3lj.blogspot.com.  If the link is too broad, please enter the title and author in your browser search box.  This is an excellent, uplifting article.

A Special Season’s Greetings from Stan Gibilisco (W1GV)–https://www.youtube.com.watch/v=oBFdcgIBm7#&feature=em-subs_digest.

The Night Before Christmas KH6 Style!  From Kelly (KH6KM)–https://www.eham.net/articles/40549.  A humorous story that will tickle your funny bone.

Don’t forget the Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest on Saturday, 13 January 2018 at the Waimea Community Center.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and will feature a ham equipment swap meet, guest speakers, and a VE session for amateur radio licenses.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N)–wh6n@arrl.net.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news stories to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.

Views 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARES E-Letter for December 20, 2017


Big Island ARRL News, 20 December 2017, 1425 UTC, Post #403.

Source:

http://www.arrl.org/ares-el?issue=2017-12-20

Editor:  Rick Palm (K1CE).

Please click link to read the full report.

Comment:

Here are the main topics discussed in the 20 December 2017 edition of the “ARES E-Letter”:

ARES Briefs, Links

Report from India: Ham Radio Aids Rescue of Two Fishermen(12/7/17); World Wide Radio Operators Foundation Announces KP4 Generator Project (12/4/17)

Upcoming event for Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

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 radio equipment swap meet, guest speakers, and VE testing for amateur radio licenses.  Doors open to the public at 0930 Hawaii Standard Time with VE testing starting at 1300 Hawaii Standard Time.  For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at wh6n@arrl.net.

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

Opinions expressed in this blog are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

HAMKit–Amateur Radio, Television, Electronics Projects and Kits


Big Island ARRL News, 10 December 2017, 0445 UTC, Post #394.

Source:

https://hamkit.co.uk

Please click link to access this company’s website.

Comment:

While I was searching online for some new antenna ideas, I ran across this fascinating site run by Dave Williams (G8PUO).  His catalog contains several interesting kits which could be useful in your shack.  The layout of the site is good, clear, and easy to follow.  Most of the kits seem to be uncomplicated and easy to build.  Check out Dave’s website (https://hamkit.co.uk) and see what he has to offer.

Just a quick reminder to all Hawaii Island radio amateurs:

The 2017 Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Hamfest is coming to Waimea on Saturday, 13 January 2017, at the Waimea Community Center.  The event is sponsored by the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and will feature a ham swap meet, guest speakers, and VE testing after the main program.  Vendors will set up their wares at 0900 HST, with doors open to the public at 0930 HST.  VE testing begins at 1300 HST.  Talk-In will be available on 147.32 MHz.  For details, contact Steve Milner at wh6n@arrl.net.

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 kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media in a timely manner.  I’ve already sent public service announcements about the swap meet/hamfest to the major radio stations in Hilo and Kona.  I’ll contact our local newspapers shortly.  Please spread the word through the social media.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise noted.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section