Notices for all Hams in Hawaii!    

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.

Schedule:
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.

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 2020). 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.

For more information contact: Steve Milner - wh6n@arrl.net

Maui Amateur Radio Club (MARC) Monthly Meetings
Are held every second Wednesday at the Maui County Civil Defense Emergency Operating Center (EOC) Conference Room. Meetings start at 7:00 P.M. and usually last about 2 hours. Click Here for details
Oahu - Ham Lunch is on the first Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM at Moanalua 99, (A.K.A. 99 Ranch Market). Joe (KH6FHI) would be happy to provide transportation to and from the airport for any outer island ham that wanted to participate.
BIARC Meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2:00PM. We normally meet at the Kea'au Community Center in Kea'au, about 6 miles south of Hilo on Hwy 11
Ham Radio Nets in Hawaii:
  • Aloha Net - Meets daily on 7.188 at 9:00 AM HST.
  • ARES Net on Wednesday night 18:30 ARES net is on 7.088.
    18:35 on 3.880 if propigation is bad.
  • Hawaii Afternoon Net - Meets daily on 7.088 at 4:00 PM HST
  • Statewide Healthcomm net meets the first Saturday of every month @0900 HST.
    Operation on 7.080, 3.880 and 5.371.5 each time. Contact Jack at tsujimur@hawaii.edu for notices.
  • Sunday Evening "Bandhopper Net" - Meets on Sunday Evening at
    8:00 PM on 7.088, 3.880, or 1.857 as conditions permit.
  • A Statewide DMR Net - Meets on Saturdays at 7:00 PM HST on talk group 3115
  • Accessible repeaters are:
    1. Kona 444.200 color code 1
    2. Hilo 444.125 color code 1
    3. Haleakala, Maui 442.850 color code 1
    4. Mauna Kapu, Oahu, on 444.100 +, color code 4
    5. Kakaako, Oahu, 444.500 color code 5
    6. Kalaheo, Kauai, 442.225 color code 1
  • Hawaii-Mainland Allstar Net - Meets every Sunday at 4PM HST.
    Preceded by the Amateur Radio Newsline, starting at 3:30 HST.
If you have signed up for Cellphone Notifications you will receive a short reminder text when an HF Roster is opened.

Net Control Ops: Opening the Roster 5-10 minutes early will give your friends time to tune up and get ready for the net!
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